By LAUREN DEMPSEY
Coming through with a clutch pitching performance in the sectional semifinals against one of the strongest offenses around, Luke Meyerson has been named this week’s Athlete of the Week.
Meyerson, a senior southpaw, has come through all season for the Garnets and is one of the key factors in the team’s success.
Luke started Rye’s first game of the sectionals, shutting out Yonkers through the first five innings. He was taken out after the game was well in hand to help save his arm strength, thus allowing him to pitch in
In the semifinal game, Luke took the mound against a big and powerful John Jay team, who were the defending sectional champions. He held the opponents’ bats in check and had the batters confused throughout the game, combining an elusive fastball with a vast array of off-speed pitches. The Indians did not have a hit until the fifth inning. Rye won the game 2-1 to advance to the sectional championships. Luke pitched a complete game, allowing only two hits and no earned runs.
“Luke is a great teammate and a great pitcher,” teammate Keith Secon said.
“He has developed poise and a confidence throughout this year that has been great to watch,” head coach Mike Bruno added. Luke has also excelled off the field, completing more than 320 hours of community service. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and the high honor roll.
After graduating in a few weeks, Luke will look to join the baseball team at the University of Rochester.