CSI SOFTBALL TURNED BACK BY FDU

Danielle Locke scattered four hits on the afternoon for CSI

The College of Staten Island women’s softball squad dropped a pair of non-conference contests today, falling to FDU-Florham in New Jersey.  The Devils won both in five innings, winning the opener, 9-0, before scoring a 14-6 winner in game two.  Having lost five of their last six, CSI fell to 19-14 overall, while FDU lifted their overall mark to 20-18.

CSI only posted three hits in the opener, as FDU starter Karla Babb scored a terrific outing, going the distance while facing only 17 batters.  Meanwhile, the Devils plated two runs in the first inning highlighted by a Wynne McCann homerun against CSI starter Victoria Procopio.  

In the third frame, FDU scored a lone run to open up a 3-0 edge and then the team pounced on the Dolphins for a trio of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to seal the lop-sided win.  A pair of CSI errors in the fourth fueled the FDU rally, and in the fifth, McCann powered her second homer of the game over the left field wall and Brittini Wurst added a two-RBI double.

Two of CSI’s three hits came off of the bat of Danielle Locke, but the Dolphins hardly threatened.  

Procopio tossed the second game for the Dolphins as well, and CSI was able to open up a 3-0 game after the first two innings went scoreless.  A Procopio single plated Alissa Setteducato, who led off the inning with a double.  Later in the inning, Chyanne Gilliam would score on a Sydney Worek wild pitch, and Stefanie Solari would bat in Procopio for the 3-0 edge.

FDU, however, responded with force, plating five runs of their own in the third.  After cutting the lead to 3-2, McCann once again went deep, this time a two run homer to give FDU the lead.  The Devils weren’t done going long either.  In the fourth frame, Sarah Lima joined the party with a three-run homer to make it 8-3.  A batter later, McCann stepped back into the box, and the freshman drilled yet another homerun, putting a punctuation mark on her afternoon.

Down 10-3, CSI responded with a three-run fifth, highlighted by a Maxine Jasko RBI-single.  FDU, however, ended the game in their turn of the fifth by plating another four runs that included a three-run homerun by Kristie Crilley.

FDU out-hit CSI, 18-9, in the second game.  Procopio took the loss after tossing 4.2 innings.  Worek was the winner for FDU.  On the entire afternoon FDU’s McCann finished going 4-6 at the dish with four homers, five RBI and five runs scored.

CSI will be back in action in their final doubleheader before the CUNYAC postseason on Tuesday, April 30, at 5pm, for a non-conference twinbill against the College of New Rochelle.

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