Results

  • vs. Joliet Central

    03/18/2019

  • vs. JOLIET CENTRAL

    03/19/2019 | WIN 3-0

  • vs. Plainfield East

    03/22/2019 | LOSS 0-7

  • vs. Minooka

    03/23/2019 | WIN 6-1

  • vs. Morgan Park High School

    03/25/2019 | WIN 11-3

  • vs. Romeoville

    03/26/2019 | WIN 14-0

  • @ LOCKPORT

    03/28/2019 | LOSS 8-9

  • @ MINOOKA COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

    03/30/2019

  • vs. St. Joseph

    04/01/2019

  • @ De La Salle

    04/02/2019 | LOSS 4-5

  • vs. Naperville Central

    04/03/2019 | WIN 6-3

  • vs. DePaul Prep

    04/04/2019

  • vs. DePaul Prep

    04/05/2019 | WIN 4-1

  • @ St. Ignatius

    04/06/2019 | WIN 4-2

  • @ Brother Rice

    04/08/2019 | LOSS 4-13

  • vs. Brother Rice

    04/09/2019 | WIN 5-2

  • @ Loyola Academy

    04/11/2019 | LOSS 4-6

  • vs. Loyola Academy

    04/13/2019 | LOSS 4-6

  • vs. Lincoln Way East

    04/15/2019 | LOSS 2-4

  • @ Mt. Carmel

    04/16/2019 | WIN 6-5

  • vs. Mt. Carmel

    04/18/2019

  • vs. Andrean, Ind.

    04/20/2019 | LOSS 2-4

  • vs. Mt. Carmel

    04/22/2019 | WIN 6-5

  • vs. St. Joseph

    04/22/2019

  • vs. Brooks College Prep

    04/23/2019 | WIN 14-1

  • @ Marist

    04/25/2019 | WIN 2-0

  • vs. St. Joseph

    04/26/2019

  • @ Plainfield North

    04/26/2019

  • @ St. Laurence

    04/27/2019

  • @ St. Laurence

    04/29/2019 | LOSS 3-6

  • vs. St. Laurence

    04/30/2019

  • vs. Lincoln Way Central

    05/01/2019 | LOSS 6-16

  • vs. St. Rita

    05/02/2019

  • @ St. Rita

    05/04/2019 | LOSS 2-3

  • vs. St. Rita

    05/06/2019 | LOSS 5-9

  • vs. Marmion Academy

    05/07/2019 | LOSS 5-8

  • vs. LEMONT

    05/08/2019 | WIN 7-6

  • vs. Marmion Academy

    05/09/2019

  • vs. Stagg

    05/10/2019

  • @ Joliet West

    05/11/2019

  • @ Benet Academy

    05/13/2019

  • @ MARIAN CATHOLIC

    05/16/2019

  • @ LYONS

    05/17/2019

  • @ TBA

    05/18/2019

  • @ St. Ignatius

    05/20/2019

  • @ HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR

    05/22/2019

  • @ IHSA Regional

    05/25/2019

  • @ IHSA Sectional Semi-Finals

    05/29/2019

  • @ IHSA Sectional Finals

    06/01/2019

  • @ Super Sectional

    06/03/2019

  • @ IHSA State Tournament

    06/07/2019

  • @ IHSA State Tournament

    06/08/2019

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BOYS BASEBALL | Varsity

PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC CELTICS BASEBALL

 

Providence Catholic Baseball is recognized as one of Illinois’ top baseball programs and home of the 5X state Champions, which is the most in Illinois history.  The Celtics compete in one of the top baseball conferences in the country, the Chicago Catholic League.  We have had numerous players move on to play collegiately as well as professionally.  We offer baseball at three levels:  freshman, sophomore, and varsity.

 

Tom Dedin Field

The Providence Catholic baseball team plays on one of the finest facilities in the state of Illinois.  Renovated in 2008, Tom Dedin Field has become a premier location for exciting Celtic Baseball!   Some of the highlights of Tom Dedin Fied include a cedar wood outfield fence, professional style “in ground” dugouts made of brick with a heater installed into the varsity dugout as well as a 3 foot brick wall backstop with netting.  The press box is located on the 2nd floor of the home dugout.  Inside the press box is a media area as well as a coach’s office and a locker room for the Celtic baseball players.  20 foot foul poles stand on each foul line.  Tom Dedin Field also has a 9-inning scoreboard with a color message board that gives an even more professional look and in the fall of 2017 the infield dirt was changed to DuraEdge, which is used by numerous MLB teams.  Bleachers wrap around home plate and comfortably seats 486 fans and is ADA approved.

 

Future plans for Tom Dedin field include lighting Tom Dedin field to host night games.

 

Tom Dedin Field also flourishes due to the irrigation system that covers the entire field.  This system keeps our grass green, healthy, and beautiful throughout the year.

 

3 batting cages are located down the left field line for players to get batting practice at any time.

 

Tom Dedin Field also benefits from a full infield tarp which allows us to play even after the most inclement weather.

 

Tom Dedin field is 330’ feet down each line, 340’ in the alleys and 350’ to center field.

 

Press Box

Providence Baseball is fortunate to get plenty of media coverage throughout the year.  The press box gives media plenty of space for any web cast, sportswriters, radio broadcasters, and photographers.

 

Members of the baseball team and coaching staff have a secure and spacious area to prepare and dress for all home games.  The locker room is accessible from the home dugout with each varsity player getting a professional style open faced locker with name plate.  The locker room is also furnished with 2 TV/video areas.  A coach’s office is located on the first floor of the press box located behind the dugout.  This press box gives our players a “professional” feeling for game days and practices.

 

 

 

 

The Next Level

The Celtics have had much success on the field and in the classroom.  Many of our players have earned both athletic and academic scholarships.  In the past 13 years, 104 Providence Catholic Baseball Players have moved on to various colleges and universities across the country including 31 to Division I schools.

 

Coach Smith

In 12 years as the head coach at Providence Catholic, Coach Smith has helped establish the Celtics as one of the state’s premier programs. Under Smith’s guidance the Celtics have claimed 10 regional titles (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), four sectional titles (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016), four super-sectional titles (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016), Class 4A State Runner-Up finish in 2011, and a historic 3-Peat State Championships in 2014, 2015, and 2016.  Smith has also led his Celtics to back to back to back Chicago Catholic League Championships in 2010, 2011, and 2012.  Coach Smith has been named the Lawless Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2012 as well as the Joliet Herald News Coach of the Year in 2011, the Southtown Star/Beggars Pizza Coach of the Year in 2011, 2015, and 2016 the IHSBCA Area Coach of the year in 2011, and the Class 4A Illinois Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015, and 2016.  He was also given the Ron Santo Inspiration Award from the Hit N Pitch Club of Chicago in 2016.

 

State Playoff Results

Regional Championships:  78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 93, 95, 00, 02, 05, 06, 07, 09, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Sectional Championships:  78, 79, 82, 86, 95, 02, 11, 14, 15, 16

Elite 8:  78, 79, 82, 86, 95, 11, 14, 15, 16

2nd Place: 11

State Champions: 78, 82, 14, 15, 16

 

Team Rosters

  • No.
  • Name
  • Pos
  • Hgt
  • Wgt
  • Class
  • No.
  • Name
  • Pos
  • Hgt
  • Wgt
  • Class
Varsity
2 Ryan Manikowski RHP/INF 6'0 175 2020 3 Zach Costello LHP 5'10 185 2019
4 Bryce Barnett RHP 6'1 180 2019 5 Jack Flynders INF/OF 6'2 190 2019
6 Jake Hesselman INF/RHP 6'1 190 2020 7 Harrison Hoff RHP 6'1 180 2019
8 Aidan Goggins INF/RHP 6'3 240 2020 9 Mitch Bahnaman RHP 6'1 185 2020
10 Brennan Geers LHP/INF 6'2 200 2019 11 Ben Tamayo OF 5'10 165 2020
12 Jake Walsh OF 6'1 200 2019 13 Dom Bucciferro OF 5'11 155 2020
14 Bryce Backal INF/RHP 5'10 155 2020 15 Tyler Struck C 5'11 200 2019
16 Jake Mucha INF 6'1 190 2020 17 Gustavo Gamboa INF/RHP 5'11 150 2020
18 Connor Knott OF 5'10 170 2020 19 Kenny Middleton RHP 6'3 190 2020
20 Josh Mrozek OF 6'0 165 2019 21 Ben Vitas INF/RHP 6'0 185 2020
22 Joe Marnell OF 5'9 175 2019 23 Ryan Maloney C 6'1 235 2020
24 Brendan Slota INF/RHP 5'11 200 2020 25 Jake McKendry RHP 6'2 185 2019
26 Ryan O'Neil INF 5'10 175 2021 27 Dan Dombrowski OF/RHP 6'1 180 2020
28 Alex Helmin OF 6'5 195 2019 29 Gavin Delrose C 5'11 185 2020
33 Zack Zbonski RHP 6'1 160 2020 44 Luke Pell OF 6'2 180 2020
Sophomore
2 Joey McConnell OF 5'8 150 2021 3 CJ Byrdak INF/RHP 5'8 130 2022
11 Brant Singler INF 6'0 180 2021 15 Cain Headrick C/INF/OF 5'11 170 2021
16 AJ Gliwa OF 5'9 165 2021 20 Kyle Hussey INF/RHP 5'10 165 2021
22 Wyatt Winters RHP 5'8 135 2021 23 Sebastian Biggs INF/RHP 6'0 145 2021
24 Austin Jones RHP 5'9 130 2021 25 Benjamin DeBartolo OF 5'10 170 2021
26 Ryan Young RHP 5'8 155 2021 27 Kevin Conway RHP 6'2 200 2021
28 Jake Rybka C/INF 6'0 190 2021 29 Michael Kavanaugh RHP 5'9 145 2021
30 Alex Alberico RHP/OF 6'0 190 2022 31 Tyler Thompson RHP 5'10 135 2021
34 Justin Janowski INF 6'1 180 2021 35 Mike Swanson INF/RHP 5'7 185 2021
36 Colin Springer INF/RHP 6'0 155 2021 40 Matthew Cox RHP 5'10 180 2021
42 Liam Rossi C/OF 6'0 175 2021 44 Jack Anderson LHP 5'10 205 2021
Freshman
1 Danny Donlevy 2022 4 Colin O'Grady 2022
5 Brayden Garrigan 2022 6 Michael Rzonca 2022
7 Shaw Stukel 2022 8 William Brown 2022
9 Evan McGushin 2022 10 Ryan Mrozek 2022
12 Brian Treacy 2022 13 Ray Ramirez 2022
14 Ethan Litynski 2022 17 Tucker Thompson 2022
18 Nick Walsh 2022 19 Zack Hullinger 2022
21 Jimmy Arentz 2022 32 Tyler Young 2022
33 Jack Wajda 2022 41 Will Brennan 2022
45 Jimmy O'Brien 2022 47 Max Stulas 2022
48 Michael Oprondek 2022 50 John Serritella 2022
Varsity
2 Ryan Manikowski RHP/INF 6'0 175 2020 3 Zach Costello LHP 5'10 185 2019
4 Bryce Barnett RHP 6'1 180 2019 5 Jack Flynders INF/OF 6'2 190 2019
6 Jake Hesselman INF/RHP 6'1 190 2020 7 Harrison Hoff RHP 6'1 180 2019
8 Aidan Goggins INF/RHP 6'3 240 2020 9 Mitch Bahnaman RHP 6'1 185 2020
10 Brennan Geers LHP/INF 6'2 200 2019 11 Ben Tamayo OF 5'10 165 2020
12 Jake Walsh OF 6'1 200 2019 13 Dom Bucciferro OF 5'11 155 2020
14 Bryce Backal INF/RHP 5'10 155 2020 15 Tyler Struck C 5'11 200 2019
16 Jake Mucha INF 6'1 190 2020 17 Gustavo Gamboa INF/RHP 5'11 150 2020
18 Connor Knott OF 5'10 170 2020 19 Kenny Middleton RHP 6'3 190 2020
20 Josh Mrozek OF 6'0 165 2019 21 Ben Vitas INF/RHP 6'0 185 2020
22 Joe Marnell OF 5'9 175 2019 23 Ryan Maloney C 6'1 235 2020
24 Brendan Slota INF/RHP 5'11 200 2020 25 Jake McKendry RHP 6'2 185 2019
26 Ryan O'Neil INF 5'10 175 2021 27 Dan Dombrowski OF/RHP 6'1 180 2020
28 Alex Helmin OF 6'5 195 2019 29 Gavin Delrose C 5'11 185 2020
33 Zack Zbonski RHP 6'1 160 2020 44 Luke Pell OF 6'2 180 2020
Sophomore
2 Joey McConnell OF 5'8 150 2021 3 CJ Byrdak INF/RHP 5'8 130 2022
11 Brant Singler INF 6'0 180 2021 15 Cain Headrick C/INF/OF 5'11 170 2021
16 AJ Gliwa OF 5'9 165 2021 20 Kyle Hussey INF/RHP 5'10 165 2021
22 Wyatt Winters RHP 5'8 135 2021 23 Sebastian Biggs INF/RHP 6'0 145 2021
24 Austin Jones RHP 5'9 130 2021 25 Benjamin DeBartolo OF 5'10 170 2021
26 Ryan Young RHP 5'8 155 2021 27 Kevin Conway RHP 6'2 200 2021
28 Jake Rybka C/INF 6'0 190 2021 29 Michael Kavanaugh RHP 5'9 145 2021
30 Alex Alberico RHP/OF 6'0 190 2022 31 Tyler Thompson RHP 5'10 135 2021
34 Justin Janowski INF 6'1 180 2021 35 Mike Swanson INF/RHP 5'7 185 2021
36 Colin Springer INF/RHP 6'0 155 2021 40 Matthew Cox RHP 5'10 180 2021
42 Liam Rossi C/OF 6'0 175 2021 44 Jack Anderson LHP 5'10 205 2021
Freshman
1 Danny Donlevy 2022 4 Colin O'Grady 2022
5 Brayden Garrigan 2022 6 Michael Rzonca 2022
7 Shaw Stukel 2022 8 William Brown 2022
9 Evan McGushin 2022 10 Ryan Mrozek 2022
12 Brian Treacy 2022 13 Ray Ramirez 2022
14 Ethan Litynski 2022 17 Tucker Thompson 2022
18 Nick Walsh 2022 19 Zack Hullinger 2022
21 Jimmy Arentz 2022 32 Tyler Young 2022
33 Jack Wajda 2022 41 Will Brennan 2022
45 Jimmy O'Brien 2022 47 Max Stulas 2022
48 Michael Oprondek 2022 50 John Serritella 2022