Baseball continues to excel at Brunswick. Heading into 2019, ninth-year skipper Johnny Montanez (129-41-1) built the Bruins into a regional power on the diamond, winning four FAA regular season titles and four tournament crowns since 2012. Additionally, the team owns numerous individual accolades, including state-wide coach and player of the year awards.
In 2018, the Bruins finished with a record of 17-5, and won the FAA title.
Beyond annual spring training trips to Florida, the team also competes in Perfect Game tournaments in Georgia. During the season, the team faces one of the most difficult schedules in the region. Adding to a challenging FAA home-and-home slate, the Bruins schedule a number of talented baseball programs in the tri-state area.
Coach Montanez and his staff expect each player to maintain a standard of excellence to represent the Brunswick community. The coaching staff creates a daily environment designed to maximize the potential of all players, including members of the freshman, JV and varsity teams.
Many players continue their baseball careers at the collegiate level. Former Bruins have played for ACC, Big East, Ivy League, NESCAC and other top Division II and Division III programs.
Brunswick broke a sixth inning tie against King with four runs, as the game was called due to rain with the Bruins leading 7-4. The six-inning win boosts Brunswick’s overall record to 3-0 and 2-0 in FAA action.
Brunswick scored 12 runs in the first two innings against FAA foe St. Luke’s, as the Bruins rolled to a decisive 13-2 road win on Monday in five innings. The league-opening win gives Brunswick a 2-0 overall mark and a 1-0 record in conference play.
In recognition of their athletic prowess, six senior Brunswick student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) on Wednesday. In return for athletic-scholarship aid, the six Bruins are committing to play for their respective NCAA Division I school.