The Dolphins baseball squad traveled to Salisbury, MD for a single 9-inning game against the No. 4/5 Salisbury University. After coming off of a game where the Dolphins allowed 22 runs on 30 hits they bounced back and played well against the national power but five early runs eventually led to the Dolphins’ downfall as they would lose the game 6-3.
Mike Fitzpatrick (4-2) got the start on the mound for the Dolphins and allowed 5 runs on 6 hits and struck out two batters. Juan Rodriguez and Jeff Manzi split the final four innings and allowed just one run on two hits.
CSI fell behind early when the Seagulls scored five runs in the first two innings. Salisbury University’s big three-run inning was fueled by Sanzone who hit a 2 RBI triple to center field and was eventually left on the base.
The Dolphins chipped into the Seagulls lead in the top of the third when CSI homerun leader Elijah Rodriguez hit a two-run shot over the left field wall to make the score 5-2. CSI tallied another run in the fourth when Bobby Drake reached on a fielder’s choice and scored Joe Palmeri.
Unfortunately for the Dolphins that would be their final run of the game while the Seagulls would go on to score one more insurance run for a final score of 6-3. Staten Island scored their three runs on seven hits while only committing one error in the game. Salisbury University was more efficient with their scoring as they scored their six runs on eight hits while committing and error of their own.
The Dolphins are back in action on Monday when they face Ramapo College at the Tomas D. Morales Field on the Campus of the College of Staten Island in Staten Island, NY at 4:00 p.m.