St. Laurence



Burbank, Illinois

Head Coach: Pete Lotus 

Coach Lotus on his 2019 team:

We return the majority of our team that was 30-8 last season. We were the Chicago Catholic League Blue Champions. We also won an IHSA Regional Championship and the Chris Moon National Tournament in Tucson Arizona. We return the majority of our pitching staff that got a lot of innings last season as well as most of our line-up and defense. This should make us competitive in all of our games and we expect to compete for our league championship and a State Title. The challenges we face is that even though our pitchers threw a lot of innings, most of them are still underclassmen. We will need them to continue to develop and play great defense and receive timely hitting.

Winning Tradition

  • In the last 14 years, we have won 12 IHSA Regional Championships including 7 straight.  We have also won 2 Sectional Championships in the last 3 years, and a Super Sectional Championship 2 years ago where we finished 3rd in the state.  During this same time frame, we have won the Chicago Catholic League Blue Division 8 times, including last year.

Key Players

  • We return almost all of our team from last year.  We return the Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year – Matt McCormick.  He is a 3 time 1st Team All-State.  Last season he was a 1st Team All-American in multiple publications.  The following players all started last season at the Varsity level.
  • Matt McCormick – Sr. – C/3B/RHP
  • Vytas Valincius – So. 1B/RHP
  • Matt Zahora – Jr. C/1B/RHP
  • Luke Montgomery – Jr. – OF/LHP
  • Matt Dornbos – Sr. – SS
  • Alex Gasbarro – Jr. – 2B
  • Jake Vera – Sr. – OF
  • Chris Seropian – Jr. – OF/LHP
  • Cole Anderson – Jr. LHP
  • Ryan Cummings – Sr. – INF/RHP
  • Max Engstrom – Sr. LHP
  • Marc Babicz – Jr. OF
  • Edwin Alvarez – Jr. – INF
  • Brett Buzzelli – Jr. – RHP
  • Tyler Berg – Sr. RHP

College Commits

  • Matt McCormick – West Virginia