The College of Staten Island softball squad is in Seguin, Texas today to take on the Bulldogs of Texas Lutheran University at 5PM (6PM EST). The Dolphins split with Austin College yesterday to bring their spring training record to 3-3 overall, and the women will want to come back home with a winning record with a pair of wins today.
CSI vs. TEXAS LUTHERAN AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (3-3 overall, 0-0 CUNYAC) vs. Texas Lutheran (8-0 Overall, 4-0 SCAC)
Where: Texas Lutheran University – 1000 W Court St., Seguin, TX
First Pitch: 5:00pm (6PM EST)
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/tlu/softball/
Live Video: http://portal.stretchinternet.com/tlu/#live
All-Time Series: First Meeting
Players to Watch (CSI): Jacqueline Cautela picked up her second win of the season in the first game of a doubleheader against Austin College yesterday afternoon with a 1-0 score line. Cautela tallied three strikeouts and allowed four hits in the win. Chyanne Gilliam was the lone player to go 4-for-6 for the Dolphins in both games in the split against the Kangaroos. Gilliam is third on the team in batting average with a .286 and will hope to use that to pick up a pair of wins against the Bulldogs.
Players To Watch (TLU): Jennifer Gallagher is batting an insane .500 (13-26) and tallying 12 RBIs through eight games which puts her in the top 25 in the nation. Amanda Lochte, the ace pitcher for the Bulldogs, has a 0.37 ERA through three games and 19 innings pitched which places her in the top 15 in the nation as a pitcher. Lochte has a team high 15 strikeouts to just two walks and holds opponents batters to just a .119 batting average.
News & Notes: The Bulldogs finished last season 13th in the nation with a 37-6 overall record and were knocked out in the regional round just like the Dolphins were a season ago against William Paterson. The Dolphins are no strangers to powerhouse teams as Coach Stella Porto fills her schedule with perennial NCAA teams to prepare her squad for postseason success. Texas Lutheran has had tremendous success since 2010 when their program was first created and has made the NCAA regional round every year since 2014. The Dolphins have made the NCAA tournament every year since 2013 so expect this afternoon’s doubleheader to be a hard fought battle.