Archive for the ‘RCDS Baseball’ Category

High Hopes and Reigning Champions Abound at Rye Country Day

April 11, 2011

The season is already underway, which means the Wildcats are well on their way in attempting to repeat the success of recent spring campaigns.

Boys’ Golf

On the heels of a fifth consecutive NYSAIS State title and Rye Country Day’s second FAA boys’ golf championship in school history, the Wildcats return in 2011 with their murderer’s row of Brian Starker, Colin McDade, James Kennedy, and Harrison Baker  intact.



Zack Tax Rewrites the History Books at Rye Country Day School

May 7, 2010

It’s difficult to avoid the numbers when Rye Country Day baseball star Zack Tax is the topic of conversation.

The senior pitcher blew past the former school record for strikeouts (155) earlier this season, and by season’s end his current mark of 198 should have a few more heaping portions of Ks piled on top. Tax’s career record of 18-2 as a starter also has him within a game of tying Evan Oleson’s all-time record for wins, and – barring the unfathomable – he should finish well below the career ERA record of 1.84.

Zack Tax


Wildcats Romp on Opening Day; Tax Breaks School’s All-Time K Record

April 6, 2010

The sun was shining, the grass was green and the Rye Country Day baseball team was pounding Hopkins into submission at home April 1. Okay, so the “grass” is technically field turf, but that doesn’t take anything away from the Wildcats’ picture-perfect 12-2 opening day victory against the reigning Fairchester Athletic Association regular-season champs.

Rye Country Day received contributions from up and down the lineup, and forced Hopkins into committing five errors. The game ended via the 10-run mercy rule in the fifth when the Hopkins pitcher made an errant pick-off attempt to first. RCDS senior Alex Marinier, who had two hits and two RBIs on the day, came home from third as the ball sailed away from the first baseman.

Billy Mills


RCDS Spring Programs Primed to Add to School’s State Crowns

March 29, 2010

The 2009-10 school year already has been a banner one at Rye Country Day. With three State titles in the bag, the Wildcats are hungry for more as the spring season rolls in.

Boys’ Lacrosse

Rye Country Day was an unrelenting, buzzsaw in 2009, cutting opposing teams to ribbons in their march to a 17-2 record and both the Fairchester Athletic Association and Western New England Division II championship.

The two-pronged engine of that prolific offense – Cody Levine and J.P. Garry – has graduated, but the Wildcats possess a group of four captains who will form the backbone of the 2010 model. Seniors Harry Razook, attack, and midfielder Chris Seter will be heavily relied upon as the only two returning offensive starters. Goaltender Chandler Grinell and defensemen Jack Mandy, seniors as well, are a pair who can spearhead what Rye Country Day hopes is a physical brand of defense.

Harry Razook

“We have a great group of seniors who have worked extremely hard throughout their time here and have meant a lot to this program,” said head coach Matt Rosolen. “Also, we return every defensive player from last year’s team and need their experience and talent to lead throughout the season, especially at the onset as we develop our more inexperienced players.”