#lohudbaseball preview: Rye

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Rye's Chase Pratt rounds first on his want to second as two teammates score behind him on a double in the first inning against John Jay during baseball game at John Jay High School in Cross River April 16, 2015. Rye won the game 4-3.

Rye’s Chase Pratt rounds first on his want to second as two teammates score behind him on a double in the first inning against John Jay during baseball game at John Jay High School in Cross River April 16, 2015. Rye won the game 4-3.

2016 Rye Garnets
Coach — Mike Bruno

How did your team fare last season? 21-3 last year (Lost 4-3 in the Class A final to Byram Hills )

Who are the top players that you lost to graduation? 
Tim Degraw SP/CF   
Sam Lubeck C/ 1B  
Keith Secon P

Who are your key returning players? Sr. George Kirby (SP/1B), Sr. Chase Pratt (C), Sr. Drake Turcotte (OF/1B/C), Sr. Campbell Schulz (3B/1B), Sr. Joe Zulli (SP/3B), Sr. Ryan Ciardiello (SS), Sr. Tim Hale (OF), Jr. Mat Bruno (OF), Sr. Ryan Anderson (SP), Sr. Connor McGovern (INF/SP), Sr. Aidan Lavelle (OF).

How do you feel about your pitching entering the season? We return depth and experience on our pitching staff.

Your lineup? Lineup is still evolving. 13 returning seniors should give us some quality options at the plate.

Your defense? We return five starters from last year’s team and senior competition at the open spots.

How would you assess your team’s chances this season? Every year we have high expectations: win the league/win the section.

When is your opening game? At Lincoln April 4.

On deck: Ossining

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