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Brother Martin Baseball Trumps Tigers

Brother Martin (19-10; 5-4) capitalized on its scoring chances on Tuesday afternoon to come away with a 3-1 win over the Holy Cross Tigers. Brother Martin would not relinquish the lead as Holy Cross was unable to weather a three-run second inning deficit.  The Crusaders got on the board first scoring one run on an RBI double by Blair Frederick in the first inning.  Brother Martin tacked on another two runs in the second. A wild pitch scored Michael Read more »

Big Third Inning Leads Crusaders to Victory

Brother Martin (18-10) jumped out to an early lead on St. Augustine and captured an 18-2 victory on Monday at John Ryan Stadium.  Scoring 16 runs in the first three innings, the Crusaders left no doubt about the eventual outcome. The Purple Knights grabbed the early 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but Brother Martin answered back in their half of the inning.  An RBI triple by Blair Frederick, an RBI double by Chase Dolly, a two-run error, Read more »

8th Grade Champions

The Brother Martin 8th grade baseball team finished its season over the weekend and was crowned the Catholic League champs.  The young Crusaders defeated Holy Cross 11-9 and Jesuit 9-5 over the weekend in the final two games of the season. The Crusaders finished with a 13-4 overall record.  Way to go! Read more »

Crusader Baseball Splits Weekend

After a week worth of rain, Brother Martin (17-10) started the weekend making up the Rummel Raider game from the previous week.  The Crusaders grabbed an early one run lead in the bottom of the first inning after scoring on an RBI single by Jonathan Parker.  The team plated another run in the bottom of the fourth to secure the 2-0 win. Blair Frederick tossed the shutout win for the Crusaders in seven innings of work. Frederick struck out 10 Read more »

Crusader Baseball Picks Off Karr

Brother Martin beat Edna Karr 9-3 in seven innings on Saturday at Farley Field after a five-run explosion in the fourth inning. After a scoreless first three innings, the Crusaders opened things up in the fourth scoring five runs on a two-run single by Kevin Stretzinger, an error, and a two-run single by Kyler Johnston. The Crusaders and the Cougars traded runs in the fifth inning scoring two runs a piece.  The Cougars plated another run in 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