The College of Staten Island baseball squad picked up two big wins over previously undefeated Muhlenberg College yesterday to mover them to 3-1 overall during the Cal Ripken NCAA Division III Experience in Myrtle Beach, SC. Today the Dolphins will take on the Chargers of Lancaster Bible College at 12:30 pm in their last doubleheader before they head home.
CSI vs. LANCASTER BIBLE (PA) AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (3-1 overall, 0-0 CUNYAC) vs. Lancaster Bible (PA) (2-3 Overall, 0-0 NEAC)
Where: Cal Ripken NCAA Division III Experience – Myrtle Beach, SC
All-Time Series: First Meeting
Players to Watch (CSI): Frank Smith and Joe Palmeri are coming off of strong performances against the Mules. Smith finished the doubleheader 4-for-7 with one run and one RBI while Palmeri went 3-for-8 with one run and three RBIs. Christian Capellan pitched very well in his second career start with a complete game shutout and only allowed one walk and tallied three strikeouts in the win.
Players To Watch (LB): For the Chargers it will be Brian Niedergall and Justin Taylor leading the way with .444 and .308 batting averages, respectively. Taylor has been helping his team out on the mound as well and through 2.2 innings pitched has a 1-0 record with three strikeouts and just three hits allowed.
News & Notes: These two teams have no history against one another so this will be a new experience for both units. These two teams have no history against one another so this will be a new experience for both units. CSI went 2-3 as part of their Spring Break trip last year and went 1-3 the year before that. CSI has been participating in the Cal Ripken Experience since 2010, but have been unable to post a winning record coming out of spring training. A large reason for that is due to this being CSI’s first time outdoors, as the team has been unable to practice outside yet in 2016.