The College of Staten Island’s Softball program will take on #24 ranked Kean University this afternoon in a non conference doubleheader here at the CSI Softball Complex in Staten Island, NY.  The Baseball program will take on United States Merchant Marine Academy right next door at Tomas D. Morales Field at 6:30 in a single 9 inning game.

The Dolphins last played a doubleheader against CUNYAC opponents Lehman College and defeated in convincing fashion.  Staten Island took game one by a score of, 15-0, and continued that dominance in game two by a score of, 10-0.  Brittany Smith had an outstanding game two against the Lightning as she went 4-for-4 with four runs, one RBI, and two stolen bases.

The last time these two teams met was on March 22, 2014 where the Cougars swept the Dolphins, 9-1, and, 6-0.  The Cougars lead the Dolphins, 10-4, all-time and have won four of the last five meetings. The Dolphins will look to break their losing streak against Kean this afternoon and pull off another upset just like they did against Montclair University.  CSI is no stranger to ranked opponents as they defeated #23 Alfred University, 4-3, earlier in the year. 

The Dolphins took on the Knights of Mount St. Mary’s last night in a single 9 inning game and came out on the winning side of a, 6-2, victory.  Juan Rodriguez got the start on the mound for the Dolphins and pitched five innings and allowed five hits with six strikeouts. Frank Sconzo hit his first career home run in that game over the left field wall which gave the Dolphins a, 3-1, lead.

The last time these two teams met was on April 18, 2012 in Staten Island, NY where the Dolphins were able to defeat the Mariners, 9-3, in a single 9 inning game.  Staten Island is, 25-10, all-time against USMMA and have won five of the last six games.  The Dolphins are, 12-6, when they play USMMA here at the Tomas D. Morales field.

The Mariners currently sit in seventh place in the Landmark conference and are four games off the lead.  The Mariners will come into tonight’s game on a three game losing streak and will want to get into winning form so they can move up within their conference.