Rye Varsity Baseball Preview

A Team Looking to Build off Last Season

MIddle infielders taking ground balls during tryouts
Coach Michael Bruno is looking to build off the team’s recent success

Rye Varsity Baseball is looking to bounce back from a 2nd round playoff loss to Tappan Zee in 2016. Rye lost a lot of seniors from last year’s team, including top starting pitcher George Kirby, who went 6-0 with a 0.32 ERA last season and was later drafted by the New York Mets. Rye will have to find a way to make up for his production. Rye finished with a 14-8 record last season and 7-3 in league play. This year’s seniors are determined to carry the team to a state championship. Their 1st game was a scrimmage at home against Yonkers on Thursday March 30th.

Senior Dusty Mion said “We learned a lot from last year’s playoff loss, we’re determined to do better this time around.”

This year’s team is lead by senior captains Mat Bruno, Dusty Mion, and Myles Burbank, and features plenty of upperclassmen, with 12/18 players on the team either being a junior or senior.

Senior Myles Burbank said “With a lot of older guys on the team, we should be able to not only compete this season, but also help the younger guys on the team get accustomed to the varsity level.”

This team has high hopes for the future and we may be seeing them in the state playoffs later on this season.