Baseball continues to excel at Brunswick. Under current head coach Johnny Montanez, the Bruins have become a regional powerhouse on the diamond, winning four FAA regular season titles and three tournament crowns since 2012. The team has garnered numerous individual accolades, including state-wide coach and player of the year awards.
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.
Juniors Aaron Sabato and Trystan Sarcone were named First Team All-Connecticut by News12Varsity.com. The duo led the baseball team to a 14-6 overall record and a runner-up finish in the FAA Championship this season. Sabato was also recognized by News12Varsity.com as a Second Team All-Metro selection.
Brunswick, making its third-straight FAA Championship appearance, dropped a 4-2 decision to top-seeded RCDS in Rye on Friday. The second-seeded Bruins, the two-time defending FAA champions, finish the 2017 season with a 14-6 record.
Trailing 2-1 in an FAA semifinal game against #3 Hopkins, #2 Brunswick plated five runs in the fifth inning on its way to a 7-4 win at home on Thursday. The win, the final home game of the 2017 season, puts the Bruins (14-5) into their third-straight FAA championship game on Friday, May 19, when they'll face top-seeded RCDS in Rye.
Brunswick finished the 2017 regular season with an 8-2 loss to league rival Greens Farms on Senior Day on Friday. Despite the setback, the Bruins earned the second seed in the upcoming FAA tournament and have an opening-round bye. Brunswick (13-5, 8-4) will host a semifinal game on Wednesday, May 17.
League rival Hopkins plated five runs in the first inning en route to a decisive 13-2 win over Brunswick in six innings on Tuesday. The 13-4 Bruins hold an FAA mark of 8-3, trailing first-place RCDS (7-2) as the 12-game regular season concludes this weekend.