The College of Staten Island took on the Devils of Farleigh Dickinson University – Florham in a non-conference double header today at the CSI Softball Complex. The Dolphins would go on to take game one by a score of, 6-5, and then go on to drop game two by a score of 7-6. With the split the Dolphins’ record goes to, 18-15, overall while the Devils’ go to 17-14 on the year. It was Senior Day for the Dolphins, and prior to first pitch the Dolphins honored their three seniors Stefanie Solari, Christina DeCarlo, and Victoria Procopio.
The Dolphins started game one on a strong note as Jacqueline Cautela hit a home run over the left field fence of her first at bat tying the two teams at one. Two errors in the second inning gave the Dolphins two more runs to increase their lead to 3-1. CSI would go on to score in the third inning as well off of a Chyanne Gilliam triple and then go on a three inning scoreless streak to let the Devils back in the game.
Two errors for the Dolphins would see their lead disappear at the top of the sixth as FDU would go up 5-4. CSI would not bow down so easily as there was two outs with bases loaded. Gilliam would step up to the plate and hit a walk off single up the middle to drive home two runs to end game one in dramatic fashion.
Game two had the same intensity however the Devils took an early, 7-0, lead over the Dolphins through four innings. The Dolphins would explode for six runs in the sixth inning to make for an exciting end to a very good doubleheader. Unfortunately the Dolphins would go three and out in the final two innings and FDU would also go scoreless in the final two. CSI did have a chance to tie it up in the seventh inning with two outs. With Brittany Smith on third Gilliam came to the plate however she would not be able to go through her full at bat as Smith took a big lead trying to bait the catcher to throw the ball to third which she did but it was quickly returned back to the catcher where Smith would be tagged for the last out of the game.
The Dolphins are back in action tomorrow night against New Jersey City University at 4:30 in the CSI Softball Complex.