Thursday, November 6, 2014

Baseball Signups

Any student interested in trying out for the 2015 baseball team (all levels) should see Coach DiGeronimo or e-mail Coach Sliwinski.  

A meeting date for all baseball players has been tentatively set for Monday December 8, 2014.  We will meet immediately after school.  Please make arrangements for transportation if needed.

All freshmen and any other prospective player that hasn't played a game in our program should make arrangements to attend a two day mini-camp on December 29-30.  This camp is for non-winter sport athletes.  More info will be provided at the meeting.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Bengal All-Stars Shine

The class of 2014 was represented with three players recently at the Greater Cleveland Baseball Coaches Association 56th annual event. Jack Williams, Tom Hongosh and Connor Hopkins stole the show as their team dominated the game. 



L to R: Jack Williams, Tom Hongosh and Connor Hopkins

Monday, May 26, 2014

Awards Cook-Out

Just a reminder to all players and their families that our Awards Cook-Out will take place on Thursday May 29th at 6pm.  Please check your email for your informational flyer on the event.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bengals Advance to District Tournament

The Bengals defeated Fairview 8-4 in the Div. II Sectional Final.  The team advances to district play next Tuesday, May 20th at 4:00pm versus Holy Name.  The game will be played at Tri-C West.  The OHSAA will be charging an admission for the game, $6 adults and $4 for students and children.

With the win over Fairview, that was the school's 39th Sectional Championship.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Parma Prepares for Bengals

The sky may look threatening, but the groundskeepers in Parma are working hard preparing for the Benedictine/Parma match-up tomorrow evening.

It all starts at 4:30pm with the JV teams followed by the Varsity teams taking to the field shortly after the JV game.  Expected Varsity start time is 7:30pm.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Game re-scheduled with Walsh Jesuit

Today's Varsity game has been re-scheduled for Wednesday.  The Bengals will travel to Walsh Jesuit. 1st pitch scheduled for 5pm.  The Bengals are currently 7-6.  The team played 9 games in 7 days over Easter Break ( 6-3 in those games ).

Baseball Schedule Update: April 29

All games canceled due to wet field conditions.  We are attempting to re-schedule w/Walsh for Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Saturday Schedule vs Cleveland Hts. (DH)

As of Thursday afternoon all games are on as scheduled.  Players will meet at the field.

* Varsity @ Nobby's Ballpark ( players need to report at 9:30am )

* JV @ Cleveland Hts. HS (players report at 10am)

* FR @ Forrest Hills Park (players report at 10am)

** directions can be found on the calendar portion of this site.  Click on to the level (V/JV/FR) and a map link will be provided.  


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Update: 4/16/14

The Freshman game today has been canceled.  The fields are really wet from all the rain/snow we've had this past week.

No Games  No Practice on Holy Thursday & Good Friday

Saturday:  all games are on as scheduled vs Cleveland Hts (DH).  The Varsity will be at Nobby's Ballpark, JV at Cleveland Hts. HS and Freshman at Forrest Hills Pk. All game times are 11am.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Baseball Update:

JV & V games canceled today.  The FR team will travel to Lake Catholic for a 4:30 game.

The Varsity improved their record to (1-2) with a 6-3 victory over Padua Franciscan yesterday afternoon. Robbie Cramer (1-0) pitched 6 solid innings for the win and Mark Flachbart finished the game recording his first career save.

Austin Gordon had 2 hits and 2 RBI.  Ben Keiper had a bases loaded double ( 2 RBI ).

Next Up:  @ Twinsburg Saturday at 2pm.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Schedule Update: Wednesday & Thursday

The Varsity team will host Padua Franciscan on Wednesday at 4:30pm.  The JV team will travel to play the Bruins.  Thursday, the Varsity team will travel to play the Bruins at 4:30.  Freshman games have been re-scheduled  and the JV game on Thursday has been postponed.

Baseball Update: Tuesday April 8th

All baseball games have been canceled due to wet field conditions.

Baseball Update:

The Varsity team will play Padua Franciscan today in their home opener at Nobby's Ballpark. Game time is scheduled for 4:30pm.  The JV team is scheduled to play at Padua Franciscan.

Schedule changes for Wednesday April 9.  The freshman game as been moved to April 22 at Padua Franciscan.  The Varsity team will travel on the 9th to Padua Franciscan.

Friday, April 4, 2014

All Games have been canceled: April 4th & 5th

Due to rain and poor field conditions all baseball games ( all levels ) have been canceled for Friday April 4th and Saturday April 5th.

Freshman baseball will practice on Friday after school and will be off on Saturday.  The V/JV will be off on Friday and will practice on Saturday.  The Varsity will be in at 9am-11am & JV 11am-1pm.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tuesday April 2 vs Brooklyn Canceled

Both the JV & Varsity games today vs Brooklyn have been canceled due to poor field conditions.

Bengals fall to Rockets 4-1 in season opener, JV team wins 13-0

The Varsity baseball team lost 4-1 to Bay in the 2014 season opener Tuesday afternoon. Senior Tom Hongosh had 2 doubles and drove in the teams only run.  Ben Zimmerman pitched 4 innings for the win as the JV team rolled to a 13-0 victory.  Anthony Piazza led the way at the plate with 3 hits.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Play Ball !!!!

The JV & Varsity baseball teams will open the season on the road this afternoon at Bay.  1st pitch 4:30pm. Both fields are located behind their high school.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Home Opener Canceled Due to Snow !!!

All baseball games scheduled for Monday March 31 have been canceled due to poor field conditions and snow !!  JV & V games vs Bay have been re-scheduled for Tuesday April 1 at Bay ... 1st Pitch 4:30pm.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Training Camp ends with Annual Whiffle Ball Game !!!

This morning the Bengals had their final practice prior to the beginning of the regular season.   Monday afternoon the Bengals open the 2014 season with a home game at Nobby's Ballpark vs Bay.

After our work was complete the real fun began.  Team Flachbart vs Team Szuch in a whiffle ball game.  Team Flachbart jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 2 innings and rolled to an easy 7-2 win over Team Szuch.

Hopefully it stops snowing and we can play real baseball soon.  Go Bengals !!!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

No School- No Practice

School has been cancelled today, Wednesday March 12th.  As there is no school, there is no practice today.  Check the calendar below for practice schedule updates.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

National Honors Society

Congratulations to members of the baseball program that have been inducted into the NHS !!

* Connor Hopkins
* Robert Cramer
* Collin Pecoraro

Collegiate Baseball Names Player's to Watch ....

The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper recently released their Pre-Season All American team along with a state by state break down of player's to watch.  Congratulations to four Bengal players who were on the "watch list".

* Robert Cramer
* Connor Hopkins
* Jack Williams
* Collin Pecoraro

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Practice/ Tryouts

Practice/ tryouts begin February 24th.  All players who signed up will receive an e-mail with the practice schedule for week #1.  If you did not sign up and would still like to tryout, please see Coach Chase or DeGeronimo. Schedule is subject to change due to gym time.

Winter sport athletes ARE NOT PERMITTED to attend practice/ tryouts until their season is complete.

Youth Baseball Camp

Registration has started for our annual youth baseball camp.  Boys in grades 5-8 will learn basic fundamentals and mechanics from the Benedictine Bengals coaching staff.  Cost is $25 and includes a Bengal baseball cap.  To register contact Coach Sliwinski (slew19 [at] aol.com) with name and contact information.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Special Wing Night Raffle

This year Wing Night will feature a special Sports Memorabilia Raffle. The drawing will take place the night
of the event, March 22, 2014. The winner need not be present; we will either deliver or ship your prize to you.  Only 200 tickets for the raffle will be printed, so act fast.  If you cannot attend the event, a stub will be filled out for you and the ticket mailed to you.  All items were obtained in person by Coach Sliwinski and Coach Tomc.

1st Prize- 30x40 signed Pete Rose Poster.
2nd Prize- Al Rosen signed bat (1953 AL MVP)
3rd Prize- Jim Tressel signed/ framed 8x10
4th Prize- Bob Feller signed/ framed 8x10
5th Prize- Maurice Clarett signed mini-helmet
     And much more!!



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Meet Coach Gadowski


Assistant Freshman Baseball Coach
High school: Padua Franciscan
Grade school: St. Stanislaus
College: Kent State University
Favorite MLB Player: Frank Thomas
Favorite MLB Team: Cleveland Indians


Currently attending Kent State University where he is majoring in Education focusing on Social Studies. Coach Gadowski has experience volunteering in various youth baseball leagues.  Most recently he has been giving hitting instructions at Triple Play Baseball Academy, while also coaching the 13u team for North Coast USA Baseball.  This is Coach Gadowski's 2nd year with Benedictine.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Baseball Meeting Canceled Today

Our meeting today is canceled ( No School ).  We will also cancel our work-out program for Tuesday January 28th.

We will meet in Coach Chase's room on Wednesday & Thursday this week for our off-season program.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

68 Days Until Season Opener!

"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.  I'll tell you what I do- I stare out the window and wait for spring."  -Rogers Hornsby