DOLPHINS SWEEP DREW RANGERS IN SOFTBALL


College of Staten Island Softball grabbed two victories over Drew University on Saturday afternoon at the CSI Softball Complex. The Dolphins are now 4-6 overall while the Rangers fall to 7-6 overall.
 
The scoring began at the top of the second inning when Drew scored on a CSI error. It was in the third that the Rangers added five more runs on five hits and three Dolphin errors to put the score at 6-0. The hopeful Dolphins finally got on board in the fourth inning. Kaitlyn Flynn and Joanna Tepedino both got on base with a single and were brought home by freshman Stephanie Solari on a double for a 6-2 score. Two walks and single loaded the bases for Tepedino who slammed a three run double to bring the Dolphins closer with a 6-5 score. With a silent sixth inning for both teams, CSI took advantage of their last at bat in the seventh inning. Leading off with a single, Flynn reached home with a Raechel Strobel single to left field.
 
Starting extra innings with a runner already on second, a sac-fly play by Manino scored Lusk for the go ahead run for Drew. The Dolphins answered quickly with a run to tie the game up as Michelle Ferraiuolo, who was placed on second via extra inning rules, scored off of a Dillon single.
 
With Gagliano on second to start the ninth inning, an Eggert RBI single scored her to again raise the score in Drew’s favor. However, CSI would not back down. Solari began on second to start the inning and was pushed to third by Danielle Ponsiglione’s sac-bunt. Solari then scored on a passed ball to put the score in a tie going into the tenth inning.
 
The tenth inning saw no scores as Drew ended with two runners left on base and CSI with one.
 
After reaching on a single, Gagliano later advanced home on a passed ball to raise the Rangers up one. For CSI, Diana Stout was placed on second and was pushed to second when Flynn reached on an error. Next up was Tepedino who grounded out while scoring Stout to tie the score once again. Flynn was on second when Strobel slammed a shot into right field, however, was not able to advance more than one base. After a strikeout, the Dolphins pushed the game into another inning while leaving three runners left on base.
 
 The 12th inning saw no runs scored as both teams had one player left on base.
 
Three quick outs for Drew brought CSI up to bat at the bottom of the 13th inning. After beginning on second base, Stout advanced to third with a Flynn single up the middle. After a wild pitch, Stout reached home to end the game for the Dolphins, 10-9.
 
In game two, the Dolphins scored all five of their runs in the 2nd inning. Both Stout and Flynn garnered RBI’s with walks, followed by Dillon stealing home. Tepedino finished off the inning with a 2-run double to put the score at 5-0.
 
Drew didn’t score until the sixth inning on a CSI error and a sac-RBI. In their last chance at the bottom of the seventh the Rangers closed with one runner left on.
 
The Dolphins will face City Tech tomorrow, March 20 in a 12:00 pm doubleheader at the CSI Softball Complex.  




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