The Brother Rice Varsity Baseball program and head coach John McCarthy invite all 3rd through 8th grade boys to a FREE baseball camp.
The camp will be a high energy and very informative session, which will cover the mental and physical aspects of baseball.
The camp will cover in depth: Hitting, Fielding, Bunting, Speed Training, and Core Strength.
Brother Rice Fall Camp will give your son a perspective as what practices will look like as a Crusader. There will be no need to pre-register.
Registration will take place upon entry at the school.
Where: Brother Rice High School – Gym
10001 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60655
What to Bring: Glove, bat, gym shoes, baseball apparel
With the game scoreless in the third inning, Brother Rice senior Ryan King was looking to kick-start the offense.
It didn’t matter that St. Rita’s corner infielders were anticipating a bunt from the Michigan State recruit. King, a right-handed hitter, was undeterred.
His perfect bunt single to the right of the pitcher’s mound started a third-inning rally Thursday that wouldn’t end until the Crusaders scored four runs.
That was more than enough cushion for Rice pitcher Ryan Kutt, who made the lead stand up during a 4-0 victory in a Class 4A St. Laurence Sectional semifinal game.
It was the Crusaders’ fifth straight shutout. It also was Kutt’s 27th career win, a program record. Brother Rice (29-9) advanced to play St. Laurence (33-5) at 11 a.m. Saturday for the sectional championship.
“Committed to preparing young men for college and for the process of life-long learning.”
The Brother Rice High School mission statement says it all. The transcription fares true for many who have walked through the doors of Brother Rice. Many notable personalities have stepped foot in this respected high school, like NHL Hall of Famer Eddie Olcyzk and Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin.
The Catholic school located in Chicago’s south side has done the unthinkable for Michigan State baseball commit Ryan King. The Crusaders’ shortstop is one of the most highly touted athletes in the state of Illinois, and he is indebted to his term at Brother Rice.
The varsity baseball team defeated #1 St. Laurence 6-1 on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Shane Gorman was brilliant on the mound, getting the win extending his record to 7-0. Ryan Kutt added 3 hits and 3 RBI. Jack Guzek, Tim Mahay, and Patrick Hayes added RBI’s in a huge 2nd inning. Ryan King, Jake Ridgway, and Timmy Mahay had two hits each.
The freshman baseball team was defeated by St. Laurence 10-2. Christian Tellez was the story of the game adding a hit, RBI, and run.
Brother Rice coach John McCarthy called timeout and motioned for senior outfielder Jake Ridgway to step out of the batter’s box for a little talk.
The Crusaders had two runners on base in the first inning, and Ridgway looked anxious at the plate.
“I was swinging over some curveballs,” Ridgway said. “Coach told me to wait back, that I’m probably going to get a good pitch to hit, and to drive it the other way.”
That’s precisely what Ridgway did Saturday, ripping a single to right field that scored a run. He later added a solo homer as Brother Rice earned a 15-11 Catholic Blue win over Mount Carmel.
With the win and St. Laurence’s loss to St. Rita, Brother Rice (24-7, 18-2) clinched its second straight Catholic Blue championship.
The baseball program squared off with the Marmion Academy Cadets on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The varsity won a thriller in 8 innings 5-3. Joey Payton was awesome in his start battling through the 5th, but the Crusaders were still down 2 in the 7th when Timmy Mahay starting the inning with a single. Ryan King got the big hit and the Crusaders were able to tie it. Shane Gorman held strong in the 7th, setting the stage for the 8th. Ryan King again got a huge double to score two and Gorman closed down the 8th.
The sophomore team lost 7-6 in an error-filled game. Micah Gouwens, Jack Little, and Eric Diaz battled for the Crusaders.
The freshman team defeated Marmion 7-6. Adrian Arriaga pitched well and Dylan Robertson earned the save. Billy O’ Hara went 3-3 with 3 runs scored and Colin Campbell went 2-4 with 2 runs scored.
The varsity baseball team will host #1 St. Laurence Vikings at George Sedlacek Field on Wednesday, May 10, at 4:30 P.M.
The freshman baseball team lost a heart breaker to Providence Catholic 2-1. Colin Campbell was magnificent on the mound in defeat, pitching his heart out. Colin Smyth and Jake Sullivan led the offense.
The sophomore baseball team defeated Providence Catholic in a 4-3 thriller. Billy Markunas and Eli Sweiss were the stars on the mound. Mike Hopkins added a huge web gem, robbing the Celtics of a hit in a bases loaded situation.
The varsity baseball team traveled to Providence Catholic and defeated the Celtics 10-1. Ryan Kutt pitched 5 strong innings, controlling the Celtic bats. Pat Mayo had a huge bases-clearing double to lead the Crusaders. Jake Ridgway and Andy Lopez added RBI singles. The Crusaders host Marmion Academy for senior day on Saturday, May 6, at 11:00 A.M.
The baseball program swept the Providence Celtics in baseball play on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The freshmen defeated the Celtics 15-2. Colin Campbell went 3 for 4 with 3 RBI’s. Chase Hall added 3 runs and Amarion Brown got the win.
The sophomore team defeated the Celtics 9-7. Micah Gouwens guided the Crusaders to the win on the mound while Eli Sweiss added the save. Mike Hopkins added 2 RBI’s while Kendall Pettis went 3 for 3 and Marquis Jackson went 2 for 3.
The varsity baseball team defeated Providence 6-1. Shane Gorman pitched a gem while Ryan King and Andy Lopez added multi-hit days. The varsity baseball team travels to Providence on Thursday, May 4, for a 4:30 P.M. start in CCL Blue play.
The Brother Rice varsity baseball team travelled to St. Rita and defeated the Mustangs 8-5 on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Joey Payton was huge in relief getting the win and adding 4 strikeouts. Pat Mayo had the go ahead RBI single in the comeback win. Ryan King added 4 hits. Timmy Mahay robbed a home run to aid the Crusaders.
The sophomore baseball team defeated St. Rita 11-1. Eric Diaz and Evan Kirts were dominant on the mound. Jack Payton hit 2 home runs, a double, and 4 RBI. Mike Bolton, Ryan Maher, and Kendall Pettis added multi-hit games.