CSI BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TAKE HOME WEEKLY AWARDS

The College of Staten Island’s sophomore third baseman Greg Manassa has been awarded with the CUNYAC Player of the Week.

After a rough outing against Kean University where he went 0-3 with a walk, the Tottenville graduate batted .500 (6-12) over the next four games, tallying six RBIs and seven runs, and one stolen base. Manassa’s .448 is good enough to lead his team and the CUNYAC in the batting average category. His 12 RBIs put him tied for the top spot on his team as well. Manassa also has a 1.000 fielding percentage as well as a double play with three assists.

The Dolphins would go on to go 3-1 over that four game span to improve to 10-7 overall and 4-2 in the CUNYAC. Manassa has played in 12 of 17 games and has started eight of them.

The Dolphins are back in action today against Ramapo College at 4:00 pm.

The College of Staten Island was also able to grab two weekly awards on the softball team. Sophomore third baseman Christina Tufano was awarded with CUNYAC Player of the Week.

Tufano averaged .462 at bat, scoring three extra base hits and a team high six RBIs. This Staten Island native recorded a sac fly RBI and is the 4th on the squad this season with a .357 percentage. The St. Joseph’s by the Sea graduate is tied for the team and CUNYAC lead with 17 RBIs.

Jacqueline Cautela was awarded CUNYAC Softball Pitcher of the Week. The outstanding freshman went 3-0 in pitching while recording 0.74 ERA. Overall the Staten Island native allowed two runs in 19 total innings of pitching. On the season, this rookie Dolphin is 6-2 with a 2.45 ERA and 42 strikeouts. Cautela also leads the CUNYAC in four pitching categories starting with opponent’s batting average as she is only allowing .206 on the season with a conference leading 51.1 innings pitched. Her 42 strikeouts lead the CUNYAC along with her six wins on the season.

The Dolphins are 9-4 overall and 6-0 in the CUNYAC and are currently on a four game winning streak. CSI is back in action on Thursday, April 10th in a non-conference doubleheader starting at 4:00 pm against William Paterson University.

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