G Day was a big day for the Garnets’ baseball program for a number of reasons. The Garnets played their first League game against Port Chester at Feeley Field, in front of many fans.
By Michael Gilbert
G Day was a big day for the Garnets’ baseball program for a number of reasons. The Garnets played their first League game against Port Chester at Feeley Field, in front of many fans. And Rye High won its second game of the new season, 6-3.
Freshman Trevor Johnson took up the starting pitching duties against the Rams, throwing a strong four innings, before slipping up a bit in the top half of the fifth inning, giving up two runs. Luke Meyerson came on in relief and stopped the damage, letting up only one more run. Up until that point, Rye scored three runs on a Brendan Tripodi RBI double and a few Port Chester errors in the first inning.
In the bottom half of the fifth inning, Griffin Tutun hit a ringing triple, driving in two runs. Rye would go on to add one more run in the sixth inning. Tim DeGraw shut down Port Chester in the top of the seventh to get the save, and to lock up Meyerson’s first varsity win. “I got a lot of help from my team, and it was definitely a good team win,’’ Meyerson said. “But it’s much more important that we got the League win.”
Rye played well for the most part, but Coach Mike Bruno offered some thoughts on how the team can improve. “We need to get runners in from third with less than two outs and being more disciplined at the plate. Our hitters need to wait for their pitch, not the pitcher’s pitch,” Bruno said.
Starting center fielder Will Frolich said “G Day was a great idea to bring everyone out to see some spring sports. It was exciting to play in front of my friends and peers.” Rye auctioned out a “bat boy for a day” event. Pictures of captains and seniors were displayed around the field.
Rye is currently 2-2 after a 3-2 loss to Ossining last week, and a 9-1 drubbing at Pleasantville on Wednesday.
Greg Hale tied the Ossining game in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single up the middle. But Ossining scored off of Trevor Crawford in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie.
Crawford started against Pleasantville; Meyerson relieved him followed by Ryan Anderson followed by Brendan Cassano. Frustration mounted in the top of the fifth as Tutun popped out to the shortshop.
— Photos by Melanie Cane