In what was finally the first signs of Spring at the CSI Softball Complex in a non-conference doubleheader between the Dolphins of CSI and the Pioneers of William Paterson University the Pioneers took both games against the Dolphins and extended their all-time record to 6-0 over CSI. With the wins for the Pioneers they move to 19-5 while the Dolphins fall to 9-6 on the season. William Paterson took game one, 11-0, in five innings and, 12-3, also in five innings.
The Dolphins struggled in game one as they were only able to get three hits in the game while committing four errors.
It wouldn’t take long for the Pioneers to put up their first runs in the first inning as the first batter would be walked, eventually being driven home by a triple to center field by Katelyn Miele. Miele would be repaid with the very next at bat as Kim Fryer after what was a very long at bat would hit a home run over the left field fence for a two-run homer.
Both teams would go quiet in the second inning. However the Pioneers would not stay quiet for long as they would go on to score another three runs in the third inning. To start the fourth CSI would commit a costly error in right field which allowed Miele once again to get a triple out of what should have been a routine catch.
The Pioneers would end the game with 12 hits and 11 runs while CSI was only able to muster three hits.
Game two started off with Procopio on the mound and only surrendered two runs in the first inning. The Dolphins were finally able to get their bats going as they were able to score three runs in the first inning. Bases would be loaded due to Jaqueline Cautela being walked, Brittany Smith reaching on a throwing error by the pitcher and a single through the left side for Stefanie Solari. Victoria Procopio was able to drive in Cautela with a single to the outfield. Christina Tufano would go on to hit a deep single into right center which would drive home two runs. That would be the end of the scoring for the Dolphins as they were held scoreless for the rest of the game.
The Pioneers would eventually tie it the very next inning, and then would go on to score five runs in the third inning.
The field must’ve seemed small to the Pioneers as they hit yet another home run in the fifth inning in the exact same spot as the previous game.
Both teams would record an error in this game while William Paterson would score 12 runs on 13 hits while CSI would score three runs on just four hits.
The Dolphins’ next game is away against New Paltz on Saturday April 12, starting at 12:00 pm.