Baseball continues to excel at Brunswick. Heading into 2018, eighth-year skipper Johnny Montanez (112-36-1) built the Bruins into a regional power on the diamond, winning four FAA regular season titles and three tournament crowns since 2012. Additionally, the team owns numerous individual accolades, including state-wide coach and player of the year awards.
In 2017, the Bruins finished with a record of 14-6 and reached the chamionship game of the FAA for the third straight season.
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 turned back a late Hopkins rally in the FAA Baseball Championship on Monday, as the host Bruins edged the Hilltoppers by a 4-3 margin for the victory. Brunswick senior pitcher Trystan Sarcone went the distance for the Bruins, as the lefty hurler struck out a career-high 14 batters in seven innings.
Second-seeded Brunswick dispatched #3 RCDS in the semifinals of the FAA Tournament by an 12-1 margin in six innings. Brunswick slugger Aaron Sabato ended the game early with a line-drive, two-run homer in the sixth. The win propels the Bruins (16-5) to their fourth-straight FAA title game. The location, date, and time of the championship are to be determined.
Brunswick broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth with a run, then added seven more runs in the final three innings for a commanding 8-0 win over Greens Farms on Friday. The Bruins finish the regular season with a 15-5 overall mark and a 10-2 record in the FAA.
Brunswick picked up a 2-0 win against FAA foe Hopkins on Tuesday. The victory secures a second-place finish in the FAA regular season for the Bruins and gives Brunswick (14-5, 9-2) a semifinal home game in the upcoming league tournament.
Brunswick picked up a non-league win against Horace Mann on Saturday, topping the Lions in the regular-season home finale, 10-3. With just six singles, the Bruins’ offense was aided by 14 walks from Horace Mann pitchers, as the Brunswick squad improves to 13-5 overall.
Brunswick dropped a key FAA contest to King on Friday, 7-3. The home loss on Senior Day sets the Bruins’ overall record at 12-5 and 8-2 in league play. The Vikings, with a 10-0 FAA mark (11-1 overall), clinched the regular season title with two conference games left to play. Brunswick, with two league setbacks to King, currently holds second place in the standings ahead of the league tournament later this month.
Brunswick topped league foe Hamden Hall on Tuesday, beating the Hornets on the road, 10-2. Brunswick pitcher Reed Mascolo (3-1) went the distance for the win, as the Bruins move to 12-3 overall and 8-1 in FAA play.
Brunswick picked up a non-league win over James Monroe from the Bronx on Saturday, topping the Eagles by a 11-2 score. The home win extends the Bruins' win streak to five, as Brunswick owns an 11-3 overall mark.
Aaron Sabato’s three-run homer in the first inning was all the run support needed for Brunswick, as the Bruins defeated Rye CDS, 3-2, in soggy conditions on Friday. The home win gives Brunswick a 10-3 overall mark and a 7-1 record in FAA play.