Ben Wisniewski ’17 Receives Scholar- Athlete Award

Ben Wisniewski, a member of the Class of 2017, was recently the recipient of Chevron’s High School Scholar Athlete of the Week award which recognizes a male and female high school senior from the GNO area. Ben was presented with this award at the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club luncheon at The Cannery on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Brother Martin Athletic Director Scott Williams ‘90 stated that “Ben embodies our mission Read more »

Blair Frederick ’16 Honored by the Clarion Herald

Blair Frederick ’16 has been named to the 2016 Clarion Herald’s Elite Boys’ baseball team. During the 2016 season, Frederick earned the spot of Most Valuable Player for his skills as a pitcher/ outfielder for the Crusaders. He won seven of the 10 decisions while posting a 1.45 earned run average out of 19 victories. The Clarion Herald reported that his strikeout ratio of 96 batters in 62 2/3 innings was very impressive this season. Opponents Read more »

Blair Frederick ’16 Selected to Class 5A All-State Team

Blair Frederick ’16 was one out of six male athletes selected to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A All-State team for baseball. Blair, who signed with LSU in the fall, went 7-3 on the mound. He was chosen as a utility player for the team. Blair was a recipient of the “Most Valuable Pitcher,” “Most Valuable Player,” and a “Captain Award” at the 2016 Brother Martin baseball convocation. Last season, he was selected to the All-District Read more »

Peake BMW Wins Against Refuel

Brother Martin-based Peake BMW got off to a rainy start this season with their games being cancelled due to bad weather. Peak BMW started off with a lost to the Delhomme Drillers, but claimed a victory over Otto Candies on June 5, 2016. On Wednesday, June 8, Peake BMW defeated Archbishop Shaw-based Refuel with a score 9-3 at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. Earlier, Refuel captured their lead with a score of 3-0 with five hits and one error from Peake Read more »

All-District and All- Metro Baseball Teams Announced

Keagan Gillies ’16 Congratulations to Blair Frederick ’16 (OF), Keagan Gillies ’16 (P), and Joel Bergeron ’17 (INF) on being named to the 2016 All-District baseball team. In addition, members of the 2016 All -Metro team consists of Blair Frederick ’16 (UTL), Kevin Stretzinger ’16 (UTL), and  Keagan Gillies ’16 (HM). These Crusaders led the team to a 20-10 finish for the 2016 baseball season. Go Crusaders! 9-5A All-District 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 Zephyr 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.



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

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

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

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

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

Andrew Velez – Southeastern Louisiana University/University of New Orleans
Ryan Hebert – Pearl River Community College/University of New Orleans

2016 Crusader Baseball


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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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