It’s been a tremendous four-year run for the Byram Hills program, and on Saturday, the Bobcats finally reached the pinnacle of Class A. The Bobcats dethroned defending champ Rye with a 4-3 win in the championship final at Provident Bank Park, with junior Frankie Vesuvio showing why he’s considered one of the true five-tool players in Section 1.
Vesuvio tossed a five-hitter — his second this season against Rye — allowing just one earned run and one walk while striking out eight. He also got the scoring going for Byram with an RBI double in the top of the third.
The Garnets struck first thanks to an RBI single from Sam Lubeck and an error in the first inning, jumping out to a 2-0 lead. But after Vesuvio cut it to 2-1 in the third, Byram tied it in the fourth on doubles from Kellen Hatheway and Jake Stuckelman. Stuckelman eventually scored on a wild pitch and then Mike Aberman’s RBI single made it 4-2, knocking Rye starter Tim DeGraw out of the game.