The College of Staten Island men’s baseball season is officially two weeks into the competitive CUNYAC season, and the team is celebrating a pair of achievements. Sophomore Joe Palmeri was named the CUNYAC’s Player of the Week after the first official week of honors were awarded, and yesterday freshman hurler Josh Bernstein took home Rookie of the Week honors for his recent work on the hill.
Palmeri is off to a fast start, picking up right where 2013 left off. The infielder has started all 11 games this season, batting a team-best .472, spreading out 17 hits, seven doubles and a trio of stolen bases, all team highs. Palmeri has been just as impressive in the field, making only a single error in 50 chances, good for a .980 fielding percentage. Palmeri is slugging .667 and boasts a .525 on-base percentage.
Bernstein put in a great week on the hill most recently, pitching 10.1 scoreless innings in two contests. He scored CSI’s first shutout of the season, pitching the entire way against the College of Mount Saint Vincent on Sunday, earning a 5-0 win. Bernstein is currently second on the squad with 13.1 innings pitched, and holds a 1-0 record overall with 4.05 total ERA in his three appearances. He is second on the squad with eight total strikeouts and opponents are hitting just .245 against the righty.
CSI is back in action this weekend. They travel to Lehman College for a CUNYAC doubleheader on Saturday at Noon, before hosting Yeshiva University for a double-dip on Sunday, also at Noon.