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 dropped a 2-1 decision to Hamden Hall in an FAA Semifinal on Wednesday at Hamden. The third-seeded Bruins finish their season with a 12-6 record, as the second-seeded Hornets advance to play Hopkins, the top-seed, for the FAA title on Friday, May 17.
Brunswick advanced to the FAA Semifinals after dispatching St. Luke’s in six innings in an opening round contest, 12-2. The host Bruins, the third seed, scored at least one run in each inning against the sixth-seeded Storm.
Brunswick rallied from a 2-0 deficit to Greens Farms on Senior Day, posting a 7-2 home victory on Wednesday. The regular-season finale had noteworthy post-season implications, as the Bruins finished tied for second with Hamden Hall with matching 9-3 league records.
In a battle of the top two teams in the FAA, league-leader Hopkins topped Brunswick on Tuesday, 5-3. The loss drops the Bruins to 8-3 FAA record (10-5 overall), as the 12-1 Hilltoppers clinched the regular-season title with one game remaining (10-1 FAA).
Trailing 2-1 to Rye CDS in the sixth inning, Brunswick plated four runs during a two-out rally, as the Bruins picked up a key FAA road win on Saturday, 5-2. With the win, the Bruins improve to 10-3 overall and 8-2 in league action.
Brunswick picked up an impressive 14-2 road victory over King on Friday. The FAA win boosts the Bruins’ league record to 7-2, while their overall mark stands at 9-3. As a team, Brunswick collected 13 hits, while the Vikings committed six errors that led to five unearned runs.