PANTHERS TOPPLE CSI BASEBALL, 7-0

Francis Torres was one of three Dolphins to get a hit in yesterday's loss to Old Westbury.

Francis Torres was one of three Dolphins to get a hit in yesterday’s loss to Old Westbury.

The College of Staten Island men’s baseball squad dropped their second-straight on Wednesday evening, falling to SUNY-Old Westbury by a 7-0 count at the Jackie Robinson Athletic Complex.  The non-conference loss dips the Dolphins to 6-5 overall, while the Panthers improved to 11-3.

The final score wasn’t indicative of the early innings, as CSI’s Mike Gillen matched OW’s Tim Walsh with a clean sheet through three innings of play.  The two hurlers yielded just three total hits after the first three frames, until OW tacked up three runs in the fourth inning to take a lead it would not relinquish.  After Brian Reuter singled and stole both second and third base, Anthony Orsano singled him home to open the scoring.  Later in the frame, Christopher DeGennaro laced a two-RBI single down the left field line to cap the scoring.

Gillen was lifted in the fifth inning, and despite yielding only a handful of hits for the duration of the game, CSI did yield four runs, two unearned, as CSI was victimized by the error, committing four miscues and adding a passed ball to the mix.  Meanwhile Walsh stayed sterling, tossing seven innings in total, giving up only a pair of hits and walking one while fanning five.  CSI left just a single runner on base passed the fifth inning, with only three total.

Reutter and Orsano had the only multi-hit games for OW, each going 2-for-4, with two runs scored. 

CSI is back in action on Friday afternoon, hosting SUNY-Cortland in a single, 3:30pm, non-conference tilt at the CSI Baseball Complex.

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