The College of Staten Island baseball team took on #5 Kean University on a rainy afternoon. The Dolphins fell to the Cougars, 7-2. With the win the Cougars improve to 17-4 on the year while the Dolphins fell to 5-7 with the loss.
After getting their first scheduled home game in last night due to weather related issues the Dolphins were able to take to the diamond again, this time against a national powerhouse. In a game that lasted 2:50 under a cold rain, Staten Island was limited to three hits and committed four errors as the Dolphins dropped their seventh game of the season.
The Cougars scored five runs in the first three innings to break open a 5-1 lead. The Cougars were limited to just five hits but the Dolphins had four costly errors through those three innings that allowed Kean to reach home plate. Staten Island left 11 men on the bases in this afternoon’s game as they lacked that final hit and struck out seven times without swinging the bat.
Junior first baseman Francis Munoz was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk while freshman third baseman Elijah Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with two walks and was left on base a team high three times. Junior second baseman Nick Delprete’s 10-game hit streak came to a close tonight as he went 0-for-3 with a walk.
The Dolphins are back in action on Thursday, April 2 in a doubleheader against Mount Saint Vincent with a 3:00 p.m. start.