Jesuit High School Tampa
Forming young men in the Tampa Bay area since 1899
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The Jesuit baseball program has a tradition of excellence that includes five state titles (1994, 1997, 2000, 2014, 2019), dozens of District and Region titles, and several nationally ranked teams, including the 1997 National Champions. Hundreds of alumni have played baseball collegiately and professionally, including Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Al Lopez Sr. '27, legendary New York Yankee Lou Piniella '60, and current major leaguers Sam Dyson '06, Joe Hudson '09, Lance McCullers '12, Kevin Quackenbush '07, and Shane Robinson '03. (See below for a full listing of Tigers in MLB).

In 2011, Jesuit began playing at gorgeous Paul Straub Field at Hyer Family Park. The facility features the Joseph Capitano Sr. '56 Trophy Hall and was named Field of the Year by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association. Prior to the 2015 season, former University of Tampa star Miguel Menendez was named head coach, and in 2019, the Tigers captured their fifth State Championship with a 4-3 victory over Dunedin at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. The Tigers also secured critical wins over Jefferson (5-4) in the Region Semifinal and Top 10 nationally ranked Miami Springs (7-3) in the State Semifinal. Pitcher Camden Minacci '20 (12-1, 1.12 ERA) was named Class 6A Player of the Year, and catcher Bennett Lee '20 had a sensational season (.442 avg, 1.354 OPS). Jesuit entered the 2020 season having earned eight consecutive District titles, including 5-for-5 under Menendez, and ranked No. 1 nationally by several national baseball media outlets, including Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball. The Tigers were 9-0 and remained No. 1 nationally when the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A dozen Tigers from the Class of 2020 signed with Division I schools, including Minacci (Wake Forest), Lee (Tulane, Turner Thompson (Tulane) Jalen Niles (Florida A&M), Josh Mallitz (Ole Miss), Justin Clark (West Virginia), Jonathan Shoop (Butler), A.J. Karabenick (Wesleyan), and Alex Bryant (Holy Cross)

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Instagram: @jesuit_tigers_baseball
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Schedules and Rosters

*For the most updated schedules check the website Athletic Calendar at left*

Jesuit baseball 2021 Varsity roster

1MiguelMenendez Jr.2021RR5' 11"175
2BradkeLohry2021RR5' 9"165
3DominicCastellano2021LR5' 11"185
4BJGraham2021RL5' 11"195
6DominicDeCarlo2021RR5' 8"175
7RyanSkelly2021RR6' 2"185
8Jamie Arnold2022LL6' 1"170
10MacklinMiller2022RS6' 3"165
12JackMartinez2022RR5' 10"160
13GavinSissel2021RR6' 1"185
14TylerCorish2021LR6' 2"190
15JakeRupp2022LL6' 5"240
16AldenSegui2021RR6' 3"200
18WadeWoodaz2022RR6' 4"200
19DrewHunt2022RR6' 5"195
21VinnyFlores2021RL6' 1"230
22ColeRusso2021RL6' 2"205
24JakeKulikowski2023LL6' 0"185
27ChristianHamilton2021RR6' 0"150
30JoeyVolini2021LR6' 4"250
31AidanMorales2021RR5' 11"205
32JoshGargula2021RR5' 8"175
33NickRodriguez2020RL5' 10"185
34KrisSosnowski2021RR6' 0"190

Jesuit Baseball 2021 JV roster

1Grant Jordan2023INFRR5'10"155
3Josh Hines2023CRR5'9"175
4McCall Biemiller2024P/OF/1BLR6'2"160
5Christiano Flores2023OFLL5'11"170
6DJ Pirela2024OFRR5'9"140
7John Abraham2023PRR6'2"180
8Barrett Nelson2023PRR5'10"165
9Jack Clark2024INF/OFRR5'9"140
10Mikey Clifford2023INF/PRR6'0"155
11Zane Pestalozzi2024OF/1BRR6'0"165
12Bryce Fraga2023CRR5'11"140
14Vincent Spoto2023PLL5'9"160
16Aden Knowles2024P/1BRR6'2"170
17Jake Glover20231B/OFRR6'3"200
21Michael Sosnowski2023PRR5'10"205
24Jacob Lozano2024INF/OFRR5'9140
26Brooks Chamberlin2023PRR6'4"170
27Clay Thompson2023OF/INFRR6'0"160
31Jack Valenzuela2023PRR6'0"170
32Derek Westfall2023INF/OFRL5'8"165
35Phillip Falcon20231B/OFLL6'2"200

Coaching Staff

Varsity Head Coach
Miguel Menendez,

Varsity Assistant Coaches
Lou Martinez, Tim Nalls '97, Eric Sims '95, Ryan Stanley '02, Mike Swenson, Brian Tollberg

JV Head Coach
Carmelo LoSauro '10

JV Assistant Coaches
Alex Bacon '10, Willi Martin '10, Peter Miller, Kevin Bacon

News and Announcements



Tigers get 3-game sweep to open regular season
March 3, 2019 - Jesuit traveled to south Florida for its first three games of 2019 and returned with a 3-0 record and incredible comeback victory over nationally ranked Pace. Click here for a story.

Incardona, Clifford sign to play in college
Nov. 14, 2018 - Eight Jesuit athletes, including baseball players Brandon Incardona '19 and Jimmy Clifford '19, sign with colleges. Click here for a story and photo slideshow


Jesuit claims 7th straight District title
May 3, 2018 - The Tigers defeat the host Dragons 5-1 to continue their District Championship streak. Click here for a Tampa Bay Times story.

Tigers serve up hope at Thanksmas
Nov. 16, 2017 - The Tigers served the community at Trinity Cafe in support of former Rays manager Joe Maddon's Thanksmas initiative. Click here for the story and photos.

Five Tigers sign to play in college
Nov. 8, 2017 - Eight Jesuit athletes, including five baseball players from the Class of 2018, sign with colleges on the first day of the Fall Signing Period. Click here for the story and a photo slideshow.


Tigers miss out on 5th straight State crown
June 3, 2017 - The nation's No. 2 team, Archbishop McCarthy, breaks open a tie game in the final inning to deny Jesuit a State title, 5-1. Click here for the story and photo slideshow. 

Jesuit romps in State Semifinal
June 1, 2017 - Jack Anderson '18 pitches a shutout as the Tigers beat Dunedin 7-0 to advance to the State Championship game. Click here for the story and photo slideshow.

Tigers crack Top 25 in state
January 2017 - Jesuit is ranked No. 15 in Florida, all classifications, in preseason ranking, click here.

5 Tigers baseball players sign with colleges
Nov. 9, 2016 - Seven Jesuit athletes, including five baseball players from the Class of 2017, sign with colleges on the first day of the Fall Signing Period. Click here for the story and a photo slideshow. 


Tigers advance to Region Final
May 3, 2016 - Jack Anderson '18 fires a 1-hitter as Jesuit defeats Robinson 5-0. Click here for the Tampa Bay Times story.

Jesuit wins 10-inning Region Quarterfinal thriller
April 27, 2016 - The Tigers outlast River Ridge 1-0 as Anderson, Hakanson combine for 10 scoreless innings. Click here for the Tampa Bay Times story. 

Tigers win District Championship
April 21, 2016 - Jesuit earned another District title with a 3-2 win over Robinson. Click here for the Tampa Bay Times story.

Eight athletes, including two baseball players, sign to play in college
April 13, 2016 - Jesuit baseball added a 6th and 7th college signee from the Class of 2016 on the first day of the Spring Signing Period. Click here for the story and photo slideshow.

Five Tiger baseball players sign to play in college
Nov. 11, 2015 - Five Jesuit baseball players signed with the colleges of their choice on the first day of the Fall Signing Period, click here for the story and a photo slideshow.



Tigers challenge for Saladino Tournament title
March 2015 - Playing in the Saladino Tournament for the first time in 12 years, Jesuit advances to title game. Click here for a Tampa Bay Times story.

Menendez takes Ice Bucket Challenge
August 2014 - Jesuit baseball head coach Miguel Menendez took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in August, receiving a double dousing from his players.

Baseball Championship Celebration
Aug. 12, 2014 - At the end of Schola Brevis on Aug. 12, the day before the first full day of the 2014-15 school year, the Jesuit High School student body gathered in the Tiger Palace to celebrate the baseball team's 2014 state championship.

Photo Slideshows


8-9-19 - State Championship pep rally


6-1-19 - State Final victory - celebration photos
6-1-19 - State Final victory - Game Photos
5-18-19 - Tigers win Region Semifinal on last swing
5-10-19 - Jesuit defeats Jefferson to win District


5-20-18 - Tigers 2018 baseball season photo gallery

4-25-18 - Jesuit baseball Senior Night


6-3-17 - Jesuit falls to Archbishop McCarthy in State title game

6-1-17 - Tigers blast Dunedin 7-0 to win State Semifinal

5-16-17 - Jesuit tops Jefferson 1-0 in Region Semifinal

3-17-17 - Tigers capture Saladino Tournament title

11-9-16 - College signing ceremony


5-3-16 - Region Semifinal win - 5-0 v Robinson

4-11-16 - Senior Night v Sarasota

11-11-15 - (video) Michael Sandborn '16

11-11-15 - College signing ceremony


4-15-15 - College signing ceremony

3-31-15  - v. T.C. - 9-5 win

11-12-14 - College signing ceremony

Tigers in The Show

In 2018, Joe Hudson ’09 became the 13th Jesuit High School alumnus to play major league baseball, as a catcher with the Los Angeles Angels. Hudson became the 5th Jesuit Tiger active in MLB during the 2018 season. The other four current Jesuit major leaguers:

Sam Dyson ’06 made 71 appearances out of the bullpen in 2018 for the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 record and 2.81 ERA. In seven big league seasons with four teams, Dyson has 312 appearances with 57 saves and a 3.45 ERA, the best ERA of any Jesuit alumnus in MLB.

Lance McCullers ’12 had a 10-6 record in 22 starts with a 3.93 ERA in 2018 for the 2017 World Series champion Houston Astros. McCullers, who was instrumental in helping pitch the Astros to the championship in 2017, has a 29-22 record (his .570 winning percentage is tops among Jesuit alums in MLB) in 80 career starts with a 3.69 ERA, all with the Astros.

Kevin Quackenbush ’07 played the previous four seasons (2014-17) with the San Diego Padres, and in 2018 made 10 appearances as a relief pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds. Quackenbush has 203 career MLB pitching appearances (all out of the bullpen) and a 4.38 ERA.

Shane Robinson ’03 played 25 games in the outfield in 2018 for the New York Yankees. In his 9th big league season on his 4th team, Robinson played in the postseason in 2012 and 2013 with the St. Louis Cardinals, hitting a home run in the 2013 National League Championship Series. 

The other 8 Jesuit alumni to play major league baseball

Al Lopez ’27 is the only Jesuit alumnus in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, inducted in 1977 as the first Tampa native in the Hall. Lopez played 19 big league seasons with four teams from 1928-47 and held the MLB record for most games as a catcher, 1,918. He managed the Indians and White Sox for 17 seasons, winning the pennant in both Cleveland and Chicago and finishing second 10 times.

Dave Magadan ’80 played 16 major league seasons with seven teams, including the first seven with the New York Mets, from 1986-2001, playing in the playoffs in 1988 with the Mets. Magadan, who played 3rd and 1st base, has the highest on-base percentage (.390) and OPS (.767) of all Jesuit alums to play MLB.

Sam Marsonek ’96 played in one major league game, with the New York Yankees in 2004, allowing two hits and no runs in 1 1/3 innings vs. the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on July 11, the day after his 26th birthday, finishing off a 10-3 New York victory in Yankee Stadium.

Jason Michaels ’94 played 11 major league seasons with four teams – the first five with the Philadelphia Phillies – from 2001-11. Primarily a leftfielder, Michaels appeared in the 2007 postseason with the Cleveland Indians. He ranks second among Jesuit alumni in MLB on-base percentage (.335), slugging percentage (.407), and OPS (.742).

Lou Piniella ’61 played 18 MLB seasons, including 11 with the New York Yankees. He ranks first among Jesuit alums in MLB home runs (102), doubles (305), RBI (766), and average (.291), with a .305 postseason average. Piniella had a stellar 23-year managerial career that includes a World Series title with Cincinnati in 1990 and a historic 116-win season with Seattle in 2001.

Brad Radke ’91 pitched for 12 big league seasons, all with the Minnesota Twins, and is a member of the Twins’ Hall of Fame. A model of consistency, Radke won 11 or more games 10 times, pitched 200+ innings 9 times, and was a 20-game winner in 1997. He holds most of the pitching records for Jesuit alumni in MLB.

Ken Suarez ’61 played seven seasons in the big leagues, primarily as a catcher, with the Kansas City Athletics (2), Cleveland Indians (3), and Texas Rangers (2) from 1966-73. His best season was his last, when he played in 93 games and had 11 doubles among his 69 hits in 278 at bats. For his career he played in 295 games.

Marc Valdes ’90 pitched from 1995-2001 with the Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos, Houston Astros, and Atlanta Braves. He joined the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1999-2000 but did not make an MLB appearance. Made 144 career MLB appearances, including 22 starts, and his best season was 1997 with Montreal, 4-4 with a 3.13 ERA.

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