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Crusader Baseball Loses Early Lead; Falls to Rummel

The Crusaders (12-7, 0-1) jumped out to an early lead in the district opener against Rummel, but were unable to hold on as they fell 7-3 on Wednesday. The Crusaders found the scoreboard first bringing in two runs in the top of the first inning. With the lead-off batters in scoring position, catcher Jonathan Parker sent a ball to deep left field for the sacrifice fly, bringing in the first run. Struggling to find the strike zone, Rummel then walked Read more »

Crusaders Look Ahead to District After Successful Weekend

Crusader baseball (12-6) took three of four games this weekend after a 5-1 loss to Destrehan on Thursday night.  On Friday afternoon, Brother Martin squared off against Hahnville. The Crusaders fell behind early but gained a two run lead in the fifth inning that the Tigers would never overcome.  The Crusaders ended with a 3-2 victory over the Tigers. In the first game on Saturday, Brother Martin found themselves in an exciting game against John Read more »

Jacob Seward ’13 Named Southland Conference Hitter of the Week

Southeastern Louisiana sophomore outfielder Jacob Seward ’13 has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week announced by the league office on Monday, March 16th. Seward led the Lions in hitting this past week (.692), turning in multi-hit performances in all four games. The sophomore from New Orleans, Louisiana, also walked three times and was hit by a pair of pitches, reaching bases 14 out of the 18 times he came to the plate. He did Read more »

Crusaders Sweep the Weekend

After a wet week with limited practice, Brother Martin was excited to get back on field, and it really showed as the Crusaders went 4-0 on the weekend scoring 32 runs while only allowing 16. In a back-and-forth affair against Destrehan on Friday, the Crusaders took a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning and held on for the victory. Brother Martin scored on an RBI single by Kyler Johnston, scoring Luke Bernard.  Johnston racked up three RBIs on three Read more »

Baseball Completes Successful Weekend

The Crusader baseball team (4-5) had a successful and exciting weekend winning three out of four games. Brother Martin started the weekend off with a 10-0 loss to Byrd.  Chase Dolly went 2-2 at the plate, but Byrd never surrendered the lead after the fourth inning to secure the win. The rest of the weekend would be a different story. After frigid temperatures on Thursday, the Crusaders just needed a little sunshine to get things going.  The Crusaders 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 – District (undefeated), State Quarterfinalist
2013-2014 – District, State Quarterfinalist

The Brother Martin Baseball Program has achieved much success over the last several years. The Varsity team has been to the state playoffs for the last eight consecutive years. 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. This season marked the first undefeated district title in school history and the 30 victories also was a new school record. Coach Wisniewski also reached a milestone by earning his 300th victory as head coach of the Crusaders. The team also 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’s Turchin Stadium. Year in and year out the team plays one of the toughest schedules in the state, and also competes in one of the toughest districts.

Brother Martin based Peake BMW, the program’s American Legion team, has also achieved much success over the last several years. In 2013, the team won the First District title and finished as the American Legion Louisiana state runner-ups. The team qualified for the state tournament for three years straight from 2008 through 2010. In 2008, the team finished state runner-up, and in 2009 won the American Legion Louisiana State Championship and advanced to the Mid-South Regional in Enid, Oklahoma.

Baseball practice begins in early January for Varsity and Junior Varsity Players, and begins in late January/early February for 7th, 8th, and 9th Graders. All teams are made through 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 season the baseball program continues through the summer by participating in American Legion Baseball, and the team is sponsored by Peake BMW. Along with the legion team, Delta World Tire also sponsors a Junior Legion 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 will continue throughout the season for Varsity and Junior Varsity Players.

The Brother Martin Baseball program also participates in community service projects. For the last three 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 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.

Crusader Baseball Players to Play in College (up to previous 10 years)

Owen Magee – Delgado Jr. College
Jarett Gongora – Delgado Jr. College
Raphael Deroche – Enterprise Jr. College
Gregory Deichmann – Louisiana State University
Daniel Lahare – Southeastern Louisiana University
Jacob Seward – Southeastern Louisiana University
Tyler Zamjahn – Tulane University
Jonathon Ebersole – Delgado Jr. College
Cody Ducote – Delgado Jr. College/ Louisiana State University
Blake Battle – Loyola University
Peyton Senner – Loyola University
Rivers Frederick – Delgado Jr. College/Southern University
Casey Rodrigue – LSU-E/Indiana University
Ryan Brister – Delgado Jr. College
Fred Austin – Delgado Jr. College
Sean McMullen – Delgado Jr. College/Louisiana State University/Houston Astros
Josh Wood – Delgado Jr. College/ William Carey
Logan Riddell – Jones Community College/Southeastern Louisiana University
Raymond Winter – Copiah Lincoln CC/University of New Orleans
Johnny Thomas – University of N.O./Middle Tennessee State
Corey Thomas – Delgado Jr. College/LSU Alexandria
Hunter Boudreaux – University of N.O./Alabama Montevallo
Kevin Berry – University of N.O./Louisiana State University
Reece Rodrigue – University of N.O.
Kyle Maldonado – University of N.O./University of Houston
Joel Gonzalez – Loyola University
David Smith – Southeastern Louisiana University
Andrew Velez – Southeastern Louisiana University/University of N.O.
Ryan Hebert – Pearl River Jr. College/University of N.O.
Chris Cappo – Southeastern Louisiana University
B.J. Rodrigue – St. Louis University
Matt Adams – Delgado Jr. College/Loyola University
Bryan Frichter – Meridian Jr. College/Southeastern Louisiana University
Stephen Carroll – Delgado Jr. College


2014 District Champs!

2014 District Champs!

Live Varsity Scoreboard

Mr. Mark Wisniewski ’81 – Head Coach (Varsity)
Mr. Michael Cappo ’00 – Assistant Coach (Varsity)
Mr. Jeff Lupo ’92 – Assistant Coach (Varsity)

Mr. Bill Gallagher ’71 – JV (Head Coach)
Mr. Daniel Roane – JV (Assistant)

Mr. Stephen Lewis ’03 – 9th Grade (Head Coach)
Mr. Matthew Rutledge – 9th Grade (NF)

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

Mr. Donnie Cassara – 7th Grade (Head Coach – NF)
Mr. Blake Gillies ’05 – 7th Grade (Assistant – NF)

(C) – CECP Coach
(NF) – Non-Faculty