With one swing of the bat and one heads-up play, Ryan Frost helped the Beacon High School baseball team to a season-opening victory on Monday, 7-6 over Brewster, at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill as part of the Bulldogs’ Spring Bash tournament.
Frost tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a two-out, two-run triple, and then scored the winning run off a wild pitch. He finished 3 for 4 with three runs, a double, a triple and two RBI.
“Ryan’s taken on a big leadership role for us this year,” Beacon coach Bob Atwell said. “He came through big time.”
Brendan Malouf relieved Frost, who started on the hill, and earned the win with three scoreless innings. He struck out four and allowed one hit. Frost struck out six in four innings.
“I love how intense the boys were,” Atwell said. “They didn’t get down when they fell behind, and the way they battled back.”
On Tuesday, Beacon will play Albertus Magnus, which defeated Cornwall 8-3 in the Spring Bash tournament’s late game.