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CCL Champions and District Runner-Up

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Home games are played at BWHS, 99 East Cooke Road, Columbus, OH 43214.

Scott Manahan, Head Coach 614-268-8671
ext. 239

BWHS SUMMER BASEBALL CAMP - June 8-10 (Grades 7,8,9) June 15-17 (Grades 3,4,5,6)
(All Sessions 9:00 am - 12:00 pm) at the Watterson Baseball Field.
Registration form, click here.
$75 per session (fee includes an Eagle Camp T-Shirt) The camp is designed for boys in the 3rd through 9th grades during school year 2014-15. Players need to bring their gloves, bats, batting helmets, catching gear if applicable; all other equipment will be supplied.
-Players will be taught all aspects of baseball along with all positions and drills to work on at home.
-Individual personalized instruction will be given by the Watterson Baseball Coaching Staff along with past and current players from the Eagles baseball teams.
-Locker facilities will be available.
-Rain day make up ONLY on June 11 (Session I ) and June 18 (Session II)
Applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2015 – walk ups are welcome if openings.
Coach Scott Manahan can be contacted at Bishop Watterson (614-545-2139 from 8 am -3 pm) (home) (614-774-4817) or for answers to questions. 

The National High School Baseball Coaches Association has announced that Bishop Watterson coach Scott Manahan is a member 2015 class in the NHSBCA Hall of Fame, the eighth group to be inducted.
Manahan’s teams have won 15 league championships, 19 sectional titles, nine District Championships and have played in three State Final Fours, winning the Division II State Championship at Bishop Watterson in 1997. Coach Manahan has led the Eagles to four Division II State Poll Championships and was named the Ohio Division II coach of the year in 1995, 1997 and 2003.

Currently the Secretary of the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association, he has also served as a past President of the OHSBCA and the Central District Baseball Coaches Association.

With a career record of 542-238 (.695), Coach Manahan was inducted into the Central District Ohio Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame and also the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in the class of 2005.

Coach Manahan was recognized for his award and presented with an engraved bat at half-time of the BWHS vs. Grove City basketball game on 1/31.

Coach Scott Manahan, Principal Marian Hutson, and Athletic Director Mike Roark.

The following baseball athletes announced their intent to play post-secondary sports. more

  • Chris Slavik and Sam Rice, Ashland University
  • Avery Janning, Walsh University
  • Jacob Bolton, Morehead State University 

Sam Severance Hits a Grand Slam in Tournament Baseball Game.
Sam Severance (Baseball) - Dispatch all-metro baseball team

2013 District Runner-Up

Varsity Baseball                            


Division II district baseball semifinals - Watterson 5, Licking Valley 2 in 8 innings

2013 OHSAA Boys Baseball Division II District Tournament Bracket

ALS Awareness Game  more
ThisWeek News 4.4.13  Baseball team aiming for CCL, district titles

BWHS Assistant Athletic Director and baseball coach Scott Manahan spoke at the Wisconsin High School Baseball Coaches Association clinic in Madison, WI on February 9-10, 2013 and. at the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Clinic in St. Louis, Mo. on December 1, 2012. His presentations were on the topic of pitching mechanics. “I’m honored to be selected to speak in front of some of the best high school and college baseball coaches in the country,” Manahan said. “The ability to share and collect ideas from coaches is one of the fun aspects of coaching baseball for me.”

Greg Jacknewitz has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Xavier University.  more

Congratulations to Jacob Brobst as he finished his high school career with the following awards:

Dispatch All-Metro baseball team 

All Central Catholic League (2011, 2012)
1st team Div. II Central District Player of the Year (2012)
1st team Div. II All Central District (2011, 2012)
Team Ohio All Star Series (2011, 2012)
1st team Div. II All Ohio (2011,2012)

Jacob will be a preferred walk-on at The Ohio State University.

The baseball team finished the 2012 season with a record of 19 wins and 9 losses. The team finished second (6-2) in the CCL (second place) behind DeSales (7-1) and ahead of St. Charles (5-3), Ready (2-6) and Hartley (0-8). Coach Manahan also reached the 500 career victory plateau this season.

                               Manahan Reaches 500 Wins

Bishop Watterson Scott Manahan had a hunch that he could be near 500 wins before the 2012 season started but he didn’t check because he didn’t want to jinx it. It wasn’t until after the season that he looked and discovered that he did, indeed, surpass 500 wins as a head coach.

“I have a 27-year-old piece of paper that I use to keep track of wins and losses,” said Manahan. “I started coaching at Ontario outside of Mansfield right out of college and my Athletic Director advised me to keep my win-loss record that is still on a sheet of Ontario stationary.”The magic win was a 7-3 victory over Bishop Ready on May 2.“I’m blessed,” said Manahan. “I have a beautiful and wonderful wife Laura that has enabled me to do this. She decided early on that she could be a coach’s wife. She’s been supportive and that allows me to do what I do.”Manahan, whose wins come from stints at Ontario High School, Bishop Watterson, Hamilton Township High School and again at BWHS, said one of the things that has enabled him to make it to 500 wins was a willingness to change.“I’ve never felt I know everything about the game,” he said. “I always try to learn new techniques. I go to clinics and hope to learn something I can teach my players.”
Congratulations Coach Manahan!

"A tradition of Champions"

2012 Baseball schedules and results click here.


Baseball Season is dedicated to
"The Great Monsignor" Grimes

Leo Grimes '73, nephew to the late Monsignor Kenneth Grimes, was honored to throw out the first pitch at the baseball Eagles' home opener March 26 against Newark Catholic. The team has dedicated their season to Monsignor Grimes, a baseball player himself and a devoted fan.
On 3/27, David Stein (class of 1991) threw out the first pitch.
Thursday, March 29th the new addition of our baseball press-box was dedicated before our game vs. Worthington Kilbourne. Coincidentally, Kilbourne is coached by a former player, 1997 State Championship member Jeff Boulware. This press-box addition has been built in memory of Mr. Mark Koscielski (Adam 2011) and Mr. Bill Rogers who was one of our scoreboard operators. Both Mark and Bill passed away and are missed by our baseball community here at Watterson. Laura Koscielsk and Bob Rogers threw out the first pitch.  Throwing out the first pitch for April are: Deacon Chris Campbell. Jack Poppe ,John Mahaney.

Tuesday, May 1st the Baseball program honored its senior baseball parents and players at the game vs. Whetstone. The senior parents thew out the first pitch before the game.

May 15th Semfinals: Granville (4) defeated Watterson (8)

Bats come through for Eagles -Paul Vernon/ThisWeek - 4/16/12
Baseball squad has little margin for error  ThisWeek - 4/23/12

Defense early focus for baseball team  ThisWeek - 3/20/12


State Champions:


1988, 1991, 1997

State Final Four:


1973, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001

District Champions:


1965, 1973, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007

The official start of baseball season is March but the preseason workouts and conditioning are year round. Strength training and cardio conditioning are key tools for any baseball player and the development of those tools is not something that occurs over night. It takes hard work, commitment and discipline to reach these goals.

Coaching Staff


Scott Manahan, Varsity Head Coach

614-268-8671 ext. 239

 Mike Royer    
 Steve Hanners   
 Shane Swearingen    

Brian DeLucia

 JV Coaches



 Nippy Prease, JV Head Coach



 Kirk Noga    
 Will Sroka    

Alex Vacarro



 Freshmen Coaches    

Dominick Marchi, Freshman Head Coach




Steve Byorth



Karl Flaugher



Varsity, JV and Freshman teams are fielded.


Months: February - June

Hours Per Week: 15 - 20

Special Notes

Those not participating in a fall or winter sport should be involved in a conditioning program. Practice and games are scheduled during spring break. Watterson has two summer teams offered for upperclassmen.