After dropping the initial game in a three-game swing against Lehman College, CSI made it two-out-of-three with a 15-6 win over the Lightning in the Bronx in a game that did not count towards the CUNYAC standings. The win leveled the Dolphins to a record of 7-7 this season, doing the same for the Lightning, who fell to 4-4.
After a pair of tight contests yesterday at the CSI Baseball Complex, today was a hitter’s day, as the teams combined for 24 hits, 15 by the Dolphins. Despite the lop-sided score, it was Lehman that held a modest lead after the first few frames. A Joseph Palmeri RBI-single plated Will DiFede in the second to give CSI a modest 1-0 lead, but Lehman responded in the third with two runs offs of CSI starter Robert Jannace to grab the lead via a two-run homerun by Alberto German. After three frames, LC had a 2-1 lead.
The game broke open from there. Wasting no time, CSI plated four runs in the fourth, chasing Lehman starter Justin Moises. Bryan Moreno scored an RBI-single, and then James Lewis added a RBI fielder’s choice. With the bases loaded, Chris Ramanauskas was plunked, adding another run, and finally, a sac fly by Robert Bernardo finished the damage.
CSI wasn’t done there. Now immersed in the Lightning bullpen, CSI added another four-spot in the fifth to take a 9-2 lead, punctuated by a Ramanauskas two-RBI double that plated Lewis and Moreno. After CSI added a single run in the sixth aided by an LC error, the Dolphins added another four runs in the eighth and then two more in the ninth to close the scoring. Ramanauskas had another two RBI’s with his single in the eight, and DiFede added a two-RBI double in the inning as well.
Jonathan Aponte was the pitcher of record for the Dolphins, despite only pitching one inning of relief in place of Jannace, who went the first three frames, allowing two runs on three hits. Aponte joined five other CSI pitchers who all got one inning of work in the game.
At the dish, Moreno went 4-4 with 2 RBI and three runs scored while Ramanauskas went 4-5 with 5 RBI.
CSI will spring back into action with a non-conference doubleheader this Tuesday against the College of Mount Saint Vincent with first pitch scheduled for 4pm.