The City College of New York gave the College of Staten Island a good fight as the Dolphins took an 8-4 victory over the Beavers in the first game of the 29th Annual CUNYAC Post Season Tournament.

The #1 Dolphins will move onto tomorrow’s 10:00 am game while the #4 Beavers will play the loser of today’s 4:00 pm game, #2 Baruch vs. #3 John Jay at 7:00 pm tonight. The winner of Baruch and John Jay will play CSI tomorrow morning at 10 am.

CSI jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning behind Joey Falcone’s two run triple. The Beavers answered with three runs at the top second with five consecutive hits. With a silent bottom half of the second for CSI, Nick Tingos allowed just one hit at the top third that brought the Dolphins back up with no more damage from CCNY.

After Mark Glennerster reached on a single it was Falcone who would bring him home with another single up the middle to tie the score going into the top of the fourth.

Chris Lounsbury started it off for CCNY with a double before Micahel D’Agnese would bring him across the plate for the go ahead run. CSI was silent on the scoreboard for the fourth and fifth inning with Tingos keeping the Dolphins defensively safe allowing no runners on base.

Francis Torres began the sixth inning by reaching on an error and was moved to second as Henry Roman was hit by a pitch. With two men on, Dan Lynch singled to left field, scoring Torres to tie the game up again at four.

CSI took full advantage of the pitching change in the 7th inning, as Glennerster started it off with a double to centerfield. After Morales got on with a fielder’s choice, Pat Gale reached after an error by the first baseman, scoring Glennerster for the lead run. Torres reached on a fielder’s choice scoring Morales and loading the bases for Ray Gise. Entering the game in the 6th inning, Gise singled to center allowing two runs and giving the Dolphins an 8-4 lead.

CCNY finished with two left on in the 8th and one in the 9th inning.

Tingos had a great win for CSI with a complete game that included seven strikeouts.

Gary McCool pitched well for the Beavers allowing four runs while David Titor took the loss in the final two innings.

CCNY totaled 11 hits to the Dolphins 10. The Beavers had three costly errors.

Falcone had three RBI and two hits while Gise added a hit and two RBI in one at bat. Glennerster added three hits with two runs scored.

Coach Mike Mauro had full confidence in his starting pitcher, “Tingos was a little over anxious but he calmed by the 5th and got into a good rhythm.” On the Dolphins offensive game, Mauro said, “Joey Falcone got some great hits that we expected from him and Ray Gise really stepped up to help the team with a huge hit that helped keep us in the game.”

“Overall, I’m happy with our hitting today but we need to limit the small mistakes. If we can do that we can win this whole tournament”