Crusaders Named to the Advocate’s 2018 All-District Baseball Team

Congratulations to our Crusader Baseball players: Brandon Bonura ‘19, Brady Faust ‘19 and Joe Delaney ‘20 for recently being named to the Advocate’s 2018 All-District Baseball team! Bonura was recognized for his position as Pitcher and for upholding an 8-1 record. Faust was recognized for his position as Infielder and for maintaining a batting average of .369. Lastly, Delaney was recognized for his position as Outfielder as well as maintaining Read more »

A Miraculous Day at Brother Martin

On Saturday, Brother Martin hosted their annual Crusaders’ Miracle Weekend to benefit the Miracle League of Greater New Orleans. Guests of Brother Martin and the Miracle League ‘hit it out the ballpark’ with a fun-filled day of activities for participants. The event also included a baseball clinic for players from the Miracle League and a split-squad game on E.A. Farley Field featuring Brother Martin’s baseball teams, football teams, cheerleaders, Read more »

Crusader Baseball Celebrates 2018 Convocation

On Wednesday, May 16, The Athletics Departments hosted a convocation in the Brother Mark Thornton Terrace honoring the Crusader baseball program. Coaches Matt Lambert ’98 (eighth grade), Stephen Lewis ’03 (ninth grade), Bill Gallagher ’71 (junior varsity), and Jeff Lupo ‘92 (varsity), spoke on behalf of their teams and highlighted accomplishments throughout the season. The varsity baseball team finished their season with a record of 18-16 Read more »

Join our Crusaders for Annual Miracle League Game!

The Brother Martin baseball and the football team will host their annual Crusaders’ Miracle Weekend on Saturday, May 19, 2018. This won’t be an ordinary weekend, but an ‘All-Star Weekend’ for participants to play baseball with their friends. The schedule of events will include a baseball clinic for players from the Miracle League and a split-squad game on E.A. Farley Field featuring Brother Martin’s baseball team and all-stars from the Miracle Read more »

Crescent City Sports to Live Stream Quarterfinal Baseball Game

Crescent City Sports will wrap up its live streaming coverage of high school sports for the 2017-18 school year this weekend with coverage from a pair of area Division I quarterfinal baseball series. The website will have a video webcast of Game 1 of the best-of-three series between No. 5 seed Holy Cross and fourth-seeded Brother Martin Friday at 5:30 p.m. from Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. On Saturday, it will feature coverage of Game 2 of the series Read more »

Baseball Championships
1974-1975 – District, State Runner-up
1983-1984 – State
1984-1985 – State Runner-up
1988-1989 – District Tournament
1990-1991 – District
1995-1996 – State
2007-2008 – District
2009-2010 – District
2012-2013 – Undefeated District, State Quarterfinalist
2013-2014 – District, State Quarterfinalist
2014-2015 – State Semifinalist

The Brother Martin Baseball Program has achieved consistent success over the last several years. The varsity team has been to the state playoffs for the last 13 consecutive years. In the immediate past, the team has reached the semifinals in Sulphur (2015), quarterfinals, and district championships. In 2014, the team scored a record for wins with 31.  In 2013, the team compiled a 30 win and 6 loss season, which included an undefeated district record and a state quarterfinal appearance at Tulane’s Turchin Stadium. The 2013 season marked the first undefeated district title in school history. Former Head Coach Mark Wisniewski ‘81 also reached a milestone by earning his 300th victory as head coach of the Crusaders. The team won Catholic League titles in both 2008 and 2010 and finished tied for the title in 2009. In 2010, the team was the only metro area team to qualify for the State Baseball Tournament held at Tulane. Each year, the Crusaders host the WGNO Classic during the first week of the season, bringing some of the best in-state and out-of-state competition to New Orleans to play at the Baby Cakes’ Field, Kirsch – Rooney Stadium, and The Urban Youth Academy.

Baseball practice begins in early January for varsity and junior varsity teams and begins in late January/early February for the 8th and 9th grade teams. All teams participate in a tryout process. Games start in mid-February and go through mid-April for all sub-varsity teams. The varsity season begins in early February and ends in early May. At the conclusion of each school season, the baseball program continues through the summer with a summer varsity baseball team. Brother Martin-based Peake BMW, the program’s summer team, competes during the summer in several showcase tournaments in the region at various high school and college fields.  The team has been fortunate to play at facilities at LSU, Tulane, and several others, exposing them to top rate facilities and collegiate coaches.

Along with Peake BMW, Delta World Tire sponsors the Junior Varsity summer team. At the conclusion of the summer season, returning players (who are not involved in another sport at the time) will start a weightlifting and conditioning program that runs from mid-July until the beginning of the next season. Weightlifting and conditioning continue throughout the season for varsity and junior varsity players.

The Brother Martin Baseball program also participates in community service projects. For the last six years Brother Martin Baseball has hosted The Crusader Baseball Miracle League Weekend at E.A. Farley Field. The baseball program teams up with Children’s Hospital and hosts a day of various games and clinics for children with special needs. The event includes games, food, music, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the weekend help fund The Miracle League of Greater New Orleans.



Mason Bonnaffons  – Spring Hill College

Blair Frederick – Louisiana State University
Keagan Gillies – Tulane University
Michael Kirsch – Tulane University

Corey Gaconi – Southeastern Louisiana University
Jonathan Parker – Jones Junior College/Louisiana Tech

Owen Magee – Delgado Community College
Jarett Gongora – Delgado Community College
Raphael Deroche – Enterprise Community College
Gregory Deichmann – Louisiana State University/ Oakland A’s 2017
Daniel Lahare -Delgado Community College/University of Louisiana – Lafayette

Jacob Seward – Southeastern Louisiana University
Tyler Zamjahn – Tulane University
Jonathon Ebersole – Delgado Community College/Virginia Commonwealth University
Cody Ducote – Delgado Community College/ Louisiana State University/University of New Orleans
Blake Battle – Loyola University
Peyton Senner – Loyola University

Rivers Frederick – Delgado Community College/Southern University

Casey Rodrigue – LSU-E/Indiana University
Ryan Brister – Delgado Community College
Fred Austin – Delgado Community College

Sean McMullen – Delgado Community College/Louisiana State University/Houston Astros
Josh Wood – Delgado Community College/ William Carey
Logan Riddell – Jones Community College/Southeastern Louisiana University
Raymond Winter – Copiah Lincoln Community College/University of New Orleans

Johnny Thomas – University of N.O./Middle Tennessee State
Corey Thomas – Delgado Community College/LSU Alexandria
Hunter Boudreaux – University of New Orleans/Alabama Montevallo

Kevin Berry – University of New Orleans/Louisiana State University
Reece Rodrigue – University of New Orleans
Kyle Maldonado – University of New Orleans/University of Houston
Joel Gonzalez – Loyola University 
David Smith – Southeastern Louisiana University


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Mr. Jeffrey Lupo ’92- Varsity Head Coach

Varsity Assistants:
Mr. Michael Cappo ’00 – Varsity Assistant Coach
Mr. Todd Roser ’87 (C)  – Varsity Assistant Coach
Mr. Jacob Seward ’13 (C)  – Varsity Assistant Coach

Junior Varsity Coaches: 
Mr. Bill Gallagher ’71 – JV Head Coach
Mr. Aaron Paladino – JV Assistant Coach

9th Grade Coaches:
Mr. Stephen Lewis ’03 – 9th Grade Head Coach
Mr. Glen Fallon – 9th Grade Assistant Coach

8th Grade Coaches:
Mr. Matt Lambert ’98 – 8th Grade Head Coach
Mr. David Pecot ’76  (NF) – 8th Grade Assistant Coach
Mr. Josh Thomas ’97 – 8th Grade Assistant Coach

(C) CECP Coach
(CS) College Student Coach
(NF) Non-Faculty


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