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2017 LSWA All-State Teams Announced

Congratulations to three Crusaders who were named to the 2017 Louisiana Sports Writers Association all-state track & field team. This team is selected by Bruce Brown from submissions by members of the LSWA and based on regular season, regional, and state meet performances. In the 3200 meter run, Hunter Appleton captured second with a time of 9:18.64. Hayden Courregé captured fifth in the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:25.76. In the field events, Read more »

Making Miracles Happen at Brother Martin

On Saturday, Brother Martin hosted their annual Crusaders’ Miracle Weekend to benefit the Miracle League of GNO. 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 cheerleaders, students, athletic teams, and all-stars from Read more »

Baseball Season Comes to an End

The Crusader baseball season came to an end Saturday night at the hands of the Holy Cross Tigers. In the decisive game three in a best of three series, the Crusaders (19-15-1) fell by a score of 5 – 3. The Tigers and Crusaders battled all weekend as Holy Cross won Game 1 Friday night by a score of 7-3. Brother Martin responded to the loss in a big way Saturday by pounding out 14 hits and defeating Holy Cross by a score of 10-0 in Game 2. Brennan Read more »

It’s a Winning Weekend for Crusader Baseball

The Crusaders (18-13-1) advanced to the Division I baseball state quarterfinals after 2-0 best-of-three series victory over the Shaw Eagles this weekend. On Friday, the Crusaders won in ten innings by a score of 4-3 after Tré Morgan (12) scored the winning run on a wild pitch. Prior to that, there was plenty of excitement in the eighth inning as both teams loaded the bases, but were only able to score a single run apiece. Cole Stromboe (32) and Read more »

It’s a Baseball Weekend

Get ready for a Crusader baseball weekend! Come out to Kirsch-Rooney Stadium and cheer on the Crusader baseball team (16-13-1) in the Division I baseball playoffs. The Crusaders will ‘step up to the plate’ to play against the Archbishop Shaw Eagles (9-25) in the regional round of the state playoffs.  The first pitch in this best-of-three series will be thrown Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Action resumes Saturday, April 29 for 3 p.m., and 6 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 11 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. 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.

Brother Martin-based Peake BMW, the program’s American Legion team, has also achieved great success over the years. The team has qualified seven out of the last eight years for the American Legion State Tournament. 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. In 2013, the team won the New Orleans District title and finished as the American Legion Louisiana state runner-up.

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 by participation in American Legion Baseball, and the team is sponsored by Peake BMW. Along with the Legion team, Delta World Tire sponsors the 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 continue throughout the season for varsity and junior varsity players.

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

CRUSADER BASEBALL PLAYERS TO PLAY IN COLLEGE (UP TO 10 PREVIOUS YEARS)


2017

Mason Bonnaffons  – Spring Hill College

2016
Blair Frederick – Louisiana State University
Keagan Gillies – Tulane University
Michael Kirsch – Tulane University

2015
Corey Gaconi – Southeastern Louisiana University
Jonathan Parker – Jones Junior College

2014
Owen Magee – Delgado Community College
Jarett Gongora – Delgado Community College
Raphael Deroche – Enterprise Community College
Gregory Deichmann – Louisiana State University
Daniel Lahare – Southeastern Louisiana University

2013
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
Blake Battle – Loyola University
Peyton Senner – Loyola University

2012
Rivers Frederick – Delgado Community College/Southern University

2011
Casey Rodrigue – LSU-E/Indiana University
Ryan Brister – Delgado Community College
Fred Austin – Delgado Community College


2010
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

2009
Johnny Thomas – University of N.O./Middle Tennessee State
Corey Thomas – Delgado Community College/LSU Alexandria
Hunter Boudreaux – University of New Orleans/Alabama Montevallo

2008
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 University2007
David Smith – Southeastern Louisiana University
 

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Coaches:
Mr. Mark Wisniewski ’81 – Varsity Head Coach

Varsity Assistants:
Mr. Michael Cappo ’00 – Varsity Assistant Coach
Mr. Jeff Lupo ’92 – Varsity Assistant Coach
Mr. Todd Roser ’87 (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. Matt Adams ’04 – 9th Grade Assistant 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
(NF) – Non-Faculty

 

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