The College of Staten Island baseball squad will look to get back in the win column tonight against United State Merchant Marine Academy at 6:30 pm at the CSI Baseball Complex. The Dolphins are coming off of a rough 1-10 loss against Kean University yesterday afternoon.
CSI vs. ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE (BK) AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (11-9 overall, 0-0 CUNYAC) vs. United States Merchant Marine Academy (6-15 Overall, 2-7 Landmark)
Where: CSI Baseball Complex – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Live Video: http://www.csidolphins.com/CSISportsNet
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 26-10
Last Year’s Results: CSI won 11-5
Players to Watch (CSI): Joe Palmeri scattered two hits in their loss to Kean University last night which led the way for the Dolphins. Palmeri was also the only Dolphin to cross the plate, giving him 19 runs on the year, highest on the team. Nick Delprete remains atop the batting table with a .394 batting average with a .453 on base percentage. Delprete is one of three Dolphins who is still perfect in the infield and has yet to commit and error thus far in his senior season.
Players to Watch (USMMA): Kai Vitella will lead the way for USMMA as he leads his squad with a .343 batting average. Vitella also leads USMMA with 18 RBIs to go along with a single triple. Bryson Campbell is the power hitter for USMMA and has tallied two homeruns and two triples all while hitting .288. Andrew Spinnenweber is the go to guy on the mound and is 1-3 overall with a 5.76 ERA and a team high 30 strikeouts.
News & Notes: When the Dolphins play at the CSI Baseball Complex they are 13-6 against USMMA. Staten Island 8-2 overall through the last ten games and will look to return to their winning ways today after dropping two straight. USMMA will also come into today’s game on a two game losing skid after dropped two of three to Landmark opponents Susquehanna over the weekend. USMMA has been struggling on the road this season and are a combined 3-10 when they play away from their home field this season. The Dolphins are 6-5 when playing at the CSI Baseball Complex this season and will hope to improve upon that mark tonight.