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Crusaders back in tie for first after 10-0 win over St. Aug

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  • Eric Richey
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  • April 09, 2014 - 1:01am

Brother Martin pitcher Luke Bernard pitched a complete game 2-hit shutout as the Crusaders 10-0 over St. Aug has them tied for first in CL.

When Brother Martin found out the door was left open, the Crusaders methodically crashed through.

Word of Jesuit’s first Catholic League loss of the season (7-2 at Shaw) spread to the Crusaders before their weather-delayed game with St. Augustine got underway.

The end result was a 10-0 mercy rule victory over the Purple Knights giving Brother Martin a 20-3 overall record, and a 4-1 mark in the Catholic League tying the Blue Jays for first place.

LSU signee Gregory Deichmann paced the Crusaders at the plate going 3-4, knocking in three runs, two of those coming on a homer to right center in the third inning  that went approximatley 15 feet to the left of the 370-foot sign and about ten feet over the fence.

“Gregory hit that ball…a long way,” said Brother Martin coach Mark Wisniewski with a grin.

For Deichmann, it was his area-leading 10th home run of the season.

“The wind helped it a little bit,” said Deichmann. “My first at bat (fly out to left) I was a little stiff, so I came up my second at-bat just looking for my pitch. I got it and just put a good swing on it.”

More than enough support for Brother Martin pitcher Luke Bernard who pitched a complete game 2-hit shutout.

“I thought I did well,” said Bernard. “Still didn’t really have the control that I wanted to, but I really can’t complain with a shutout.”

Brother Martin improves to 20-3 overall and is now tied with Jesuit for first place in the Catholic League with 4-1 district records.

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Eric Richey is an Emmy award-winning sports anchor/reporter who has been covering high school football for 25 years.