In a sunny but windy afternoon at the CSI Softball Complex the Dolphins faced off against the Lightning of Lehman College in a CUNYAC softball doubleheader. It was a successful afternoon for the Dolphins as CSI would remain perfect in CUNYAC play, winning game one, 19-3, and game two, 11-0. CSI lifted to 9-4 overall and 6-0 in CUNYAC play, while Lehman dipped to 3-11, 1-5, respectively.
In the opener, the Lightning were able to score three runs in the first inning due to very effective bunting which allowed them to move players around the bases. The Dolphins soon caught onto what Lehman was doing and tightened up their defense which eventually got them out of the inning. The Dolphins would then come up to bat and score two runs of their own to shrink the lead down to just one. Brittany Smith would be walked and Stefanie Solari would get a fielder’s choice which put Smith in scoring position. The Dolphins would successfully double steal putting both of their runners in scoring position. Victoria Procopio would take advantage of that double steal and hit a line drive to the short stop who would throw her out at first but allowed Smith to score. Christina Tufano would drive in Solari with a single through the left side.
The Dolphins were able to blank the Lightning for the rest of the game while going on their own scoring spree. They were able to score four runs in the second inning which put them ahead for the rest of the game. Smith and Jacqueline Cautela would be able to score from second and third when the catcher tried to get Smith out at second and overthrew the second baseman and allowed both to score.
CSI had a monster third inning as they were able to score 9 runs which included a three RBI triple by Solari and a two RBI double by Chyanne Gilliam.
The Dolphins would win game one in convincing fashion 19-3 with 16 hits and only one error. The Lightning however had five errors and just eight hits.
Cautela would start game two in the circle in which she threw a no-hitter.
The offensive side would also continue for the Dolphins as they would start the game off the same way they ended the first game. Cautela opened up with a double to right field, she would later be able to advance all the way home due to two wild pitches.
CSI had a huge second inning where they scored five runs, where once again Cautela ignited the scoring when she hit a double into right field which brought home Maxine Jasko. Two batters later Solari would come to the plate with bases loaded and get hit by a pitch which brought in a run which was followed by a Procopio two RBI single to left field.
Jasko Started off the third inning with a triple to right field and would score on yet another wild pitch by Lehman’s pitcher.
Game two ended 11-0 with 12 hits and no errors for the Dolphins and no hits and no errors for the Lightning.
The Dolphins are back in action on Monday the seventh at 5:00 pm against Mt. St. Vincent.