The College of Staten Island softball and baseball squads enjoyed a solid start to their respective campaigns and on the debut week of CUNYAC honors, earned a total of four citations. On the softball diamond. Senior Chyanne Gilliam was named the CUNYAC’s Player of the Week, while Jacqueline Cautela earned Pitcher of the Week and newcomer Kristen Meagher gobbled up Rookie of the Week. In baseball action, senior George Kantzian was the conference’s choice for Player of the Week.
Gilliam came out of the eight-game set in San Antonio, Texas, with a program-best .350 batting average, catching fire late, batting .583 over CSI’s last four games of the swing. Gilliam added two doubles and a run scored as well, making 12 putouts defensively as well.
No stranger to success in the circle, Cautela was terrific in four starts, posting a 2-2 record with a 2.15 ERA, fanning 10 batters in 26 innings pitched. The hard-hitting teams she faced in Texas batted just .255 against her in four starts, all complete games for the junior and reigning Pitcher of the Year.
Kristen Meagher had a healthy first week of her career last week, batting .308, making five starts and eight appearances. She registered an RBI and run scored, earning on base three times due to walks, good for a team-best .438 on-base percentage.
Over on the men’s side, Kantzian was CSI’s hottest hitter in the six-game swing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Kantzian hit a blistering .474 in his six starts, registering a team-best 9 hits, five runs, five RBI and six extra bases, all doubles. He also stole a base and registered 13 put-outs defensively, third best on the squad this week.
The CSI women will resume their schedule today against Rutgers-Newark at the CSI Softball Complex at 4:30pm for a doubleheader. The CSI men will play a doubleheader on Saturday vs. St. Joseph’s College (BK) at home and Yeshiva University on Sunday for a another double-dip. Both doubleheaders start at 12 Noon