Staten Island, NY | The College of Staten Island baseball team (10-13) scattered eight hits, highlighted by a walk-off RBI double by John Pomarico in the bottom of the ninth as the Dolphins edged out United States Merchant Marine Academy (23-8) at the CSI Baseball Complex.
The Dolphins took a 1-0 lead late in the game when Glenn Glennerster broke his five-game hitless streak with a lead-off double to center field. John Pomarico drove him home with his second double of the game, finding the gap in left-center to bring home Glennerster from second.
After throwing 78 pitches in seven scoreless innings, while striking out five, Derek Jentz replaced Juan Rodriguez on the mount at the top of the eight. Jentz would fall on some bad luck after walking Vincenzo Alteri. Alteri would move all the way to third on a passed ball and would be brought home by an RBI single through the left side.
Christian Capellan took Jentz’ place on the mound in the top of the ninth, and would strike one out and force two Mariners to fly out to end the inning with no runs being scored.
The Dolphins’ top hitter, Nick Meola, came through for the Dolphins with a lead-off single in the bottom of the ninth. It looked like the game was heading into extra innings as both Glennerster and Anthony Lozada got out. Pomarico stepped to the plate with his confidence sky high as he was already 2-for-3 in the game with a pair of doubles and the lone RBI for CSI. Pomarico found his pitch and belted it to left center and Meola hopped on his horse to race around the bases, sliding home for the game-winning run.
Pomarico finished the game 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBI, putting the Dolphins back in the win column before their CUNYAC clash with Baruch College. Pomarico’s three doubles in the game are a CSI single-game record, and was the eighth time in school history that has been done and the first time since 2015. Capellan picked up his third win of the season, pitching in just one inning.
Up next for the Dolphins will be Baruch College on Saturday, April 21 at 12:00 pm at the CSI Baseball Complex.