Baseball

Coach Kevin Cust

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A member of Immaculataʼs elite Hall of Fame, Kevin Cust ʼ00 was named as Varsity Baseball Coach in 2013. As a player in the late 1990ʼs, Cust led the Spartans to four Somerset County Tournament Baseball Championships, hit thirty three home runs, and was named to two NJ all-state teams and two All-American teams. Hitting an average .588 average during his senior year, Coach Cust proved to be one of the best baseball players in Immaculataʼs storied baseball history. As the teamʼs catcher, Cust managed the game from behind the plate and caught for one of the best pitching staffs ever at Immaculata. After graduating from Immaculata, Coach Cust was drafted into professional baseball by the Atlanta Braves, where he played minor league ball. He played for a time at the State College of Florida and earned his teaching degree in History from Kean University. Currently, Coach Cust is the head hitting instructor and coach of the Diamond Jacks Super 17U at Diamondnation. Coach Cust embraces the long-held team motto, "Tradition Never Graduates." He stresses the importance of this to his players and coaches and leads by example and teaching. His method is simple: emphasize the fundamentals and learn by repetition.

Baseball had a great season last year winning a share of the Skyland Conference by beating Hunterdon Central  to close out the regular season. The highlight of the year was the 14th Somerset County Championship won at TD Bank Ball Park over Montgomery in the finals.  The team made a great run in the states going to the sectional finals after beating St. Joes of Hamondton in the semi finals.