STATEN ISLAND SPLITS WITH FARMINGDALE STATE, 13-3, 6-9.

The College of Staten Island softball program took on Farmingdale state on a cloudy raining afternoon.  The Dolphins and Rams were each able to walk away with a win as they Dolphins took game one, 13-3, and the Rams took game two, 9-6.  With the split the Dolphins move to, 10-4, overall while the Rams go to, 8-6.

The Rams took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Meagan Anderson hit a home run over the right field wall for the first run of the game.  Jacqueline Cautela walked two batters and allowed a hit which left the bases loaded with only one out.  Cautela zoned in and struck out the next two batters to keep the score just 1-0.

The Dolphins put game one away early as they answered Farmingdale’s one run with seven of their own.  With Cautela on third and Brittany Smith on second, Tufano came to the plate and hit a deep single to right field to bring in two runs.  As game one went on the rain picked up and became steadier which lead to the pitchers losing control of the ball as several Dolphins advanced on wild pitches. Cautela was able to come up and bat again in the first inning and had a bases clearing triple which was followed by Smith getting caught stealing from first to second to end the scoring spree.

The Dolphins would go on to score six more runs spread out over three innings and only allowed the Rams to score two more in the fourth as this game ended in five innings.

Game two was a completely different beast as the rain started to slow down and everyone had more control over the ball.  The Dolphins started off strong scoring three runs in the first inning, after Christina Tufano who had an outstanding game going 6-for-7 on the day with three runs, eight RBIs, and a Home run, crushed another ball deep to right field which brought in a run.

Staten Island seemed to have control of this this game as Nicolette Trapani was throwing heat from the circle and only allowed two runs through five innings.  That all started to unravel in the sixth inning however as the Rams were able to load the bases and a pair of hits brought in three runs.  With the bases still loaded the Andrea Klarman sent the ball flying over the right center wall for a grand slam to give her team a 9-3 lead over the Dolphins.

CSI would make it interesting however and would go on to score three runs in the bottom of the sixth before eventually having the door shut on them to give them their fourth loss of the season and ending their six game win streak.

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