BASEBALL & SOFTBALL ROOKIES EARN CUNYAC HONORS

The College of Staten Island men’s baseball and women’s softball squads have received another pair of honors today, as a pair of rookies has been given Rookie of the Week honors by the City University of New York Athletic Conference. On the baseball side, Anderson Acosta earned the laurel for his lone start against Farmingdale State, and freshman sensation Jacqueline Cautela earned her award with a very productive week both at the plate and in the circle for the Dolphins.

Acosta has not seen a great deal of action this season, but the freshman has made 9 starts, and this week’s lone baseball game against Farmingdale State was one of them. The Dolphins lost, 8-2, but Acosta was productive, going 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk, scoring both CSI runs. Acosta also registered a lone put-out in the game, playing centerfield. For the year, Acosta is batting an even .250, registering eight hits, including a double, with six RBI and 12 runs scored. In limited duty, Acosta has four stolen bags, and is perfect in the field with 15 chances registered.

A player topping both the hitting and pitching CUNYAC leaderboard this year is Cautela. The first year player is batting a sensational .425 this season, and is tied for the team lead with 34 total hits. Cautela batted .370 this past week, scattering 10 hits, finishing the week on a five-game hit streak. She also scored a total of 9 runs in the week, and tallied a double, two walks, and a pair of stolen bases. In the four wins against CUNYAC opponents, Cautela batted 7-for-14, and also went 2-0 in the pitcher’s circle with a 0.77 ERA. She tossed a no-hit shutout against Hunter College to start the week as well.

For the year, Cautela is 9-5, with a 3.62 ERA.

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