The College of Staten Island softball squad is in San Antonio, Texas, this weekend, and they will officially ring in their season on the campus of Schreiner University for a doubleheader against the Mountaineers. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00pm in San Antonio (1PM EST). This is the first meeting between the schools and only the second day of outdoor activity for the Dolphins, who are taking on a Schreiner team that has had three doubleheaders already played on the schedule.
CSI vs. SCHREINER UNIVERSITY AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (0-0 overall, 0-0 CUNYAC) vs. Schreiner University (0-6 Overall, 0-0 SCAC)
Where: Schreiner University – 2100 Memorial Boulevard, Kerrville, TX
First Pitch: 2:00pm (1PM EST)
All-Time Series: First Meeting
Players to Watch (CSI): CUNYAC Player of the Year Christina Tufano is the anchor in the lineup for CSI and is coming off of a terrific season where she posted a .438 batting average. Chyanne Gilliam follows with a .423 average from a season ago and provided the most power in the lineup with 13 doubles, four triples and six home runs. Jacqueline Cautela in the force in the circle. She is coming off of a 16-8 season with a 2.63 ERA.
Players To Watch (SU): Look for Alyssa Maki and Sydney Christopher to try and pack a punch at the plate today. Lorena Espinoza is a sophomore pitcher who will look to be the force in the circle.
News & Notes: This being CSI’s first trip to Texas, this is the first ever meeting between the two sides. Schreiner dropped all three of their doubleheaders this season by a combined 35-10 score. They did, however, post three runs in each of the past two games, both losses to Our Lady of the Lake six days ago. CSI arrived in Texas on Friday, and this is the first of four straight days of doubleheaders. After their run through Texas, CSI will open up at home on March 6. Opening day has not been kind to the Dolphins. They have dropped their opening day doubleheaders in each of the past four seasons, and CSI’s last win to open a season was back in 2010. In their opening day history, CSI is 17-35 all-time. Advancing up the record books is something Christina Tufano is looking to do. With two more hits, she will tie Christina D’Arpa for 4th all-time at the College with 168, and she is just eight RBI away from the school’s all-time record of 130. Tufano also needs three more homers for the school record as well. Pitcher Jacqueline Cautela needs just eight more innings of work to move up to fourth on the all-time innings pitched list.