2021 Team Preview - Brother Martin High School


Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

High School: Brother Martin High School

Classification: LHSAA Division I (Catholic League)

Head Coach: Jeff Lupo

Team Strengths: Offensive Balance

Team Weaknesses: Experience, Pitching Depth

 

Top Returning Players

-2021 RHP/3B Tyler Velino

-2021 RHP Mayson Keene

-2021 C Tyler Johnson

-2023 OF/1B Eli Booth

 

Names to Know (2022 Class)

-2022 1B Sully Stringer (Louisiana Tech Commit)

-2022 RHP Sam Gernhauser

-2022 LHP Caden Durand

-2022 OF Bryce Gauthier

-2022 RHP Alex Laiche

-2022 3B Collin Roussel

 

Names to Know (2023 Class)

-2023 INF Andrew Sieta

-2023 RHP/INF Reed Duthu

 

Team Summary

Brother Martin has always been a staple name in Louisiana High School baseball, especially, in the highly competitive Catholic League.  St. Paul's High School is the team to beat, coming off of a 2019 State Championship game run, where the Crusaders lost a close semi-final game to the Wolves by a score of 4-3.  Coach Lupo's group will have to replace two highly touted 2020 prospects, in Joe Delaney and Tre' Morgan, who are now playing in the college ranks.  Morgan is one of the most highly touted prospects to come out of Brother Martin and 2022 Sully Stringer will look to fill that void this season.  Stringer is a physical, RHH 1B who saw his stock steadily rise this summer, which eventually led to him committing to Louisiana Tech University.  2023's Andrew Sieta and Eli Booth will be two underclassmen that the Crusaders offense will look to rely on as well.  The biggest question will be on the mound for the Crusaders, however, they do have two returning seniors in Mayson Keene and Tyler Velino, who will provide some experience.  Again, we've already mentioned St. Paul's as the team to beat out of the Catholic League.  Holy Cross and Jesuit won't be far behind them, as both programs have talented teams.  Brother Martin will come out of league play battle tested.  As with all programs in late-April and early-May; will the Crusaders be clicking on all cylinders heading into the playoffs?