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Crusaders vs. Blue Jays in District Matchup

On Tuesday night (Senior Night), the Crusader baseball team (16-12-1) defeated the Jesuit Blue Jays by a score of 2-1. The strong pitching duo of Brandon Bonura and Lance Malter combined to limit the Blue Jays to one run on four hits in a game that lasted nine innings. With the scored tied 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Zach Repath drew a walk to lead things off. Then, Dominic Robert moved Repath to second on a bunt-single. Brendan Brown Read more »

Baseball Secures Win Over Eagles

The Crusader baseball team ended a nine game skid on Saturday by securing a convincing 11-0 victory over district foe Archbishop Shaw. Junior pitcher Kirk Prest picked up the win after pitching six innings and striking out seven. Mason Bonnaffons and Dominic Robert both had RBI-singles in the first inning and Brother Martin took a 2-0 lead at the end of the first frame. In the fourth inning, the bats really came alive as the Crusaders rattled off Read more »

Watch Crusader Baseball Live!

The Crusader baseball team (11-9-1) started the season strong winning games in the WGNO Tournament and the Jesuit Tournament. They opened district play with John Curtis, but were defeated by scores of 11-1 and 10-0. The Crusaders then took on Rummel and dropped two hard fought games by scores of 7-4 and 12-9. Next up is a non-district game against St. Charles Catholic on Saturday, April 1 in LaPlace for 11 a.m. The game will be streamed live on Read more »

First NBC Bank Prep Showcase Returns for Baseball

Play Ball! This baseball season, ten games featuring some of the top baseball teams in the GNO area will air live in March and April as part of the First NBC Bank Prep Showcase on WHNO TV 20 and SportsNOLA.com. Brother Martin, who recently defeated Chalmette by a score 7-6, will go up against the John Curtis Patriots (defending league champs) on Tuesday, March 21 and the Archbishop Rummel Raiders on Tuesday, March 28. Both district games will Read more »

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 »

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.

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

 

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 University
2007
David Smith – Southeastern Louisiana University

2006
Andrew Velez – Southeastern Louisiana University/University of New Orleans
Ryan Hebert – Pearl River Community College/University of New Orleans

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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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