The College of Staten Island softball program will play game their fourth doubleheader in as many days today when the take on the Bearcats of Baruch College at Noon at the CSI Softball Complex. CSI is coming off of a dominating performance over York College, securing a pair of wins via 9-0 and 17-0 score lines.
CSI vs. BARUCH COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (19-9 Overall, 9-1 CUNYAC) vs. Baruch College (7-19 Overall, 6-1 CUNYAC)
Where: CSI Softball Complex – 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
First Pitch: 12:00 pm
Live Video: www.csidolphins.com/csisportsnet
All-Time Series: CSI leads 38-7
Last Year’s Result: CSI won both, 11-0, 22-0
Players To Watch (CSI): Christina Tufano is coming off of a dominating performance over York College in which she went 4-for-7 with five RBIs and a home run. Tufano currently owns the CSI records for RBIs, hits, and doubles in a career and is just three triples shy of tying most career triples as well. Vanessa Joia has been moving up the ladder all season as her hitting has improved and now sits third on the team with a .361 batting average and two triples. Joia has committed just one error on the year and has been solid behind the plate all year.
Players to Watch (BC): For the Bearcats it is Jessica Piccolino leading the charge with a .408 batting average through 22 games. Piccolino’s batting style has her getting hit by pitches often and she leads her team with four walks via hit by pitch. Nicole Bellini is in a three way tie for most RBIs on the team with 13 however she does lead the Bearcats with six doubles on the year.
News and Notes: The Dolphins have owned this series as of late, winning the last five while outscoring the Bearcats 64-12. The Bearcats are currently on a two game win streak after taking down CUNYAC opponents Lehman College on Saturday. The Bearcats share NJCU as an out of conference common opponent however each team had a different result. Baruch College was swept by the Gothic Knights, 2-1, and 9-1 while the Dolphins were able to sweep the Gothic Knights 9-2, 6-1. The Dolphins have been strong at home this season and boast a 13-1 home record while the Bearcats have a 3-11 road record this season. When it comes to out of conference play the Bearcats are 1-18 whereas the Dolphins’ out of conference record holds at 10-8.