DOLPHINS STRIKE DOWN CCNY, 16-1, TO COMPLETE THREE-GAME SET

The City College of New York baseball team finalized its three-game series with the College of Staten Island on Sunday afternoon, as the Dolphins recorded a 16-1 non-conference victory over the Beavers at the No. 53 field at Randall’s Island. With the win, CSI improved their record to 16-14 on the year, while CCNY fell to 5-27.The Beavers sent Dilson Paulino to the hill as he squared off against Dolphins hurler Mike Gillen. Staten Island wasted no time grabbing an early lead, as CSI scored five runs in the top of the first. After a pair of walks drawn by Luis Ortiz and Henry Roman, Wil Defede recorded an RBI single to give his team its first run of the day. A sacrifice fly by Frank Smith, made it 2-0, and Francis Torres later capped the inning with an RBI double. After a half an inning, Staten Island led 5-0.CSI added three more runs in the top of the third inning when Difede recorded an RBI triple, and he came home to score on that play when Yoribaldis Olivo’s throw towards third base sailed high and went out of the field of play, as Difede was awarded home plate, as the Dolphins took a 7-0 lead. The Dolphins’ eighth run was scored when Moreno doubled in James Lewis.CCNY got on the board in the bottom of the third inning. With runners on the corners for the Beavers, Kennedy Tavarez was thrown out attempting to steal second base, and while that was transpiring, Chris Lounsbury motored home to give City College their lone run of the afternoon.The Dolphins put the game out of reach in the middle innings, denting home plate three times in the top of the fifth, and five more times in the top of the sixth to take a commanding 16-1 lead.Despite what was a tough day for City College, there were a number of bright spots for the Beavers, including the stellar relief effort of Mike Smith, who came on in the sixth inning and put in four frames of work for City College and not allowing a run while only giving up two hits, not walking a batter, and striking out five. On the offensive side for the Beavers, Chris Lounsbury (10 for his last 17) collecting three singles, finishing three-for-five while scoring City College’s only run. Kennedy Tavarez (nine for his last 18) singled twice in the loss.In the win for Staten Island, Difede tripled, walked, singled three times, scored a pair of runs and drove in five, and Joe Cassano doubled, singled, and scored two runs. The Dolphins drew 12 walks as a team. Gillen got the win on the hill, tossing seven innings and allowing just one run. Robert Jannace hurled two scoreless innings in relief, as well.CSI is back in action on Thursday evening when they take on NYU-Polytechnic in a single affair at the CSI Baseball Complex at 4pm.- Story courtesy of CCNY Sports Information

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