The College of Staten Island women’s softball team retained their perfect standing in the CUNYAC, winning a pair of five-inning contests against York College today in Jamaica, New York. CSI took the opener, 10-2, before scoring a 15-0 win in the second contest. CSI improved to 15-8 overall and 8-0 in CUNY, while York fell to 3-15, 0-8, respectively.
CSI’s Victoria Procopio and Brittany Smith combined for a one-hitter in the opener, with Procopio tossing the first three frames, not allowing a hit while fanning five. Meanwhile, CSI took a quick, 2-0, lead before York had a chance to bat. Smith, who earned on with a bunt single and a stolen base was plated by a Procopio single, and Procopio would later rally home on a Cardinals error, one of seven in the game for the home side.
The Dolphins assumed full control in the second, plating seven runs. Taylor Kaplan started off with a double, and came home after stealing third and another throwing error by York. Procopio bunt-singled Smith home later and she then came in promptly on a Solari triple. Maxine Jasko following with an RBI-grounder, and later, Danielle Locke joined the party with a two-RBI double. Kaplan, who started the frame, finalized the scoring with another triple, scoring Locke.
CSI added another insurance marker in the fourth via another error. Down to their final three outs, YC was able to cross two runs, highlighted by Evelyn Florentino’s two-RBI single, the Cardinals only hit of the day, scoring Shanelle Baldwin and Kimberly Barnes, who led off the inning with walks.
CSI out-hit YC, 13-2, with Smith, Procopio, Tufano and Locke posting a pair of hits. Two of CSI’s 10 runs were unearned
in the second contest, things got worse for the Cardinals, as the home team posted a whopping eight errors, leading to eight unearned runs to cross, while being held to a no-hitter by the Procopio-Smith combo.
The Dolphins scattered 17 hits, opening up a 14-0 lead after three frames. Again, CSI scored two in the first frame, this time both unearned thanks to three YC errors. The Dolphins then added an eight-spot in the second to extend to 10-0. Procopio and Tallerine both posted two-RBI doubles in the frame, while Tufano added a two-RBI triple.
Tufano had another two-RBI triple in the third inning, as CSI plated a total of four to take a 14-0 lead. A Locke RBI-double finalized the scoring in the fifth. Tufano and Tallerine each posted three hits in the nightcap.
CSI is back in action this Saturday, facing off against Baruch College for a Noon CUNYAC doubleheader at Randall’s Island.