Marist Baseball is a TRADITION OF CHAMPIONSHIPS. In 2011, the War Eagles, led by Head Coach Mike Strickland, captured their second consecutive AAAA State Baseball Championship, the 12th State Baseball Championship in school history, the most by any school in Georgia high school history. The team was ranked 4th in the nation by ESPN and BaseballAmerica.
The first State Championship came in 1949 and after a dry spell, Head Coach Jerry Queen led the War Eagles to five titles in 1977, '81, '83, '84 and '85. Head Coach Steve Franks followed those with two more in 1990 and 1993 and with that squad ranked 10th in the nation. Head Coach Dan Perez, who played for Coach Queen and assisted Coach Franks, continued the tradition by adding championship hardware to the Marist trophy case with back-to-back titles in 2002 and 2003.
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|Two Former War Eagles Earn PreSeason All-American Baseball Honors|
Three members of the Birmingham-Southern baseball team, two of which played baseball for Marist, have been named Preseason All-America by D3baseball.com, it was announced this week.
Seniors Blake Stevens (Marist '11) and Jacob Mayfield were named Second-Team All-America, and senior David Bourbonnais (Marist '11) was named Honorable Mention All-America.
|Marist Alum Kash Manzelli (Marist '10) Named Patriot Baseball League Player-of-the-Year|
Led by a pair of major Patriot League award winners, the Navy baseball team saw five of its players recognized on All-Patriot League teams as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Senior captain Kash Manzelli was selected as the Patriot League Player of the Year, while junior lefty Anthony Parenti was named Pitcher of the Year for the league.
|Kyle Farmer (Marist '09) Learning Catcher Position in MLB Dodger Organization|
Former War Eagle Kyle Farmer played college baseball at the University of Georgia after graduating from Marist. After an outstanding 4-year career playing for the Bulldogs, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodger organization in the 8th Round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He is currently playing at the Single-A Level for the Great Lakes Loons in Midland, Michigan.
Following is a recent article about Kyle and his transition from playing shortstop in high school and college to his learning a new position-catcher.
Marist School Baseball Facts
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War Eagles / College Baseball
Kash Manzelli ('10) Navy
David Bourbonnais ('11) Birm-Southern
Andy Perez ('11) Duke
Daniel Spingola ('11) Georgia Tech
Blake Stevens ('11) Birm Southern
Chesny Young ('11) Mercer
Cole Sutter ('11) West Florida
Griffin Davis ('12) Furman
Anthony Sherlag ('13) Alabama
Jordan Baker ('14) Hawaii
Liam Cotter ('14) Washington Univ
Sean Guenther ('14) Notre Dame
Tyler Hughes ('14) UNC-Asheville
Chris McGrath ('14) Duke
Steven Taylor ('14) Mercer
Michael Toner ('14) William & Mary