Baseball - Boys' Junior Varsity
The Marianapolis JV Baseball team had a very successful year at 4-1 this year. Poor weather this spring disappointingly meant fewer games than planned, but the boys remained positive. Even in the weeks without games, the team continued to work on their swings and their fundamentals and really saw some great improvement across the board. Sean-Patrick Houssan '20 really came into his own at the plate, racking up a couple of great hits in our last 2 games and also throwing some scoreless innings and getting dialed in on the mound. Evan Lundt '21 spent time working on hitting that strike zone, improving his control throughout the season. As a result, he had two successful outings on the mound, and the program looks forward to his continued development next spring. Phil Heney '21 spent some good time working on his swing, really developed into a great infielder this year (even getting a game in at SS), and proved himself on the mound as the team's go-to guy. Garret Hippert '21 had a solid year being the team's rock behind the plate and getting a couple of nice hits at the plate. Garret was mature and a good leader for the team who was excited to see him also get some time up on Varsity this year. This season Patrick Sabourin '20 discovered new talents; Pat came into the season uninterested in pitching, but ended up proving to be a phenomenal pitcher (both as a starter and closer), and threw two complete games, giving up only 2 runs in total. Pat was also one of the most reliable fielders and sadly (for JV) has the skills for the next level. Coach Smith and Coach Brother Tyler enjoyed having these guys and helping them become better players and good guys in all the ways that we could. We look to next season with optimism for the continued growth and development of the Marianapolis Baseball program.
Theodore SmithHead CoachTheodore Smith teaches Humanities and Comparative Religions, coaches thirds soccer and JV golf, and is on the residential duty team in St. John’s. When he began his studies at Holy Cross he had planned on studying History. Professor Matt Eggemeier, who taught Love & The Prophetic Imagination as part of Mr. Smith’s freshman seminar course, introduced him to theology and philosophy in such a way that it changed the direction of his study to cover those fields. Outside of Marianapolis, Mr. Smith is a certified umpire in the state of CT and also plays with his band, The Hayward Shine Band, and a group based out of New Hampshire called Black Agnes. He has twin older brothers Jake and Jordie, who also teach theology, (Jake at Marianapolis), and a younger brother Tim.