The College of Staten Island took on the visiting Dolphins of the College of Mount Saint Vincent in a doubleheader at the Tomas D. Morales Field in Staten Island today. CSI took game one in convincing fashion as they were able to beat the visiting Dolphins 5-0. Game two was a much closer game as CSI was able to escape with a 6-5 victory.
Will DiFede opened up scoring for the Dolphins as he was able to drive home Joseph Palmeri when he hit a single to deep right field putting the Dolphins up 1-0 in the first inning. In the second inning Frank Sconzo would hit a single down the left side to bring in Chris Falcone. Later in the second Sconzo would be brought in by Palmeri who hit a double down the left side increasing the Dolphins lead to 3-0.
In the fourth Tilson Brito hit a very deep ball into the center field warning track that allowed Falcone to score from first, however Brito would try and squeeze out a triple but would get thrown out at third by the center fielder.
Chris Ramanauskas would drive in the final run of the game making the score 5-0 in favor of CSI. Bernstein was able to pitch a full game and held the visiting Dolphins to just two hits all game which helped blank Mount Saint Vincent.
Ryan Kennedy started game two on the mound for Staten Island and was able to make the first three batters ground out to end the inning. The Dolphins started game two off with 3 runs in the first inning, thanks to an error by the visiting Dolphins which allowed DiFede to get to second and allow Palmeri to score. Ramanauskas followed up with a double into right field which drove in DiFede.
The visiting Dolphins were unable to find any holes in Staten Island’s defense despite having three hits through four and a half innings.
CSI added another run in the third inning which put them up 4-0 over Mount Saint Vincent.
The Dolphins added two more runs in the fifth inning as DiFede was able to drive in John Baggs. Ramanauskas would then reach off of yet another Mount Saint Vincent error which was followed by a wild pitch which advanced Ramanauskas to second and allowed DiFede to score.
The visiting Dolphins finally answered with three runs of their own in the sixth inning making the score 6-3.
Mount Saint Vincent made it interesting at the top of the seventh by scoring two runs when bases were loaded to make the score 6-5. However, the Dolphins were able to close out the inning and get the win.
With the win the Dolphins improve to 6-5 overall while Mount Saint Vincent drops to 5-8 on the season.
The Dolphins are back in action on March 25th at 3:30 against William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.