The College of Staten Island softball program has matched their largest losing skid of the season with a pair of losses to Montclair State University yesterday extending their streak to three in a row.  The Dolphins will look to bounce back today against CUNYAC opponents John Jay College in a doubleheader at 4:30 at the CSI Softball Complex in Staten Island, NY. 

Matchup:  CSI (12-8 Overall, 5-1 CUNYAC) vs. John Jay College (5-12 Overall, 4-4 CUNYAC)
Where:  CSI Softball Complex – 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
First Pitch: 4:30 pm
All-Time Series: CSI leads 59-7
Last Year’s Result:   CSI won all three, 4-3, 20-1, 3-2
Players To Watch (CSI):  Chyanne Gilliam continues to pave the way for the Dolphins in the hitting department, as she is currently batting .400 with 14 RBIs.  Gilliam recently had her 14-game hit streak snapped when she went 0-for-5 against Montclair and she will look to get back on the right track with CUNYAC Playoffs just three weeks away.  For the Dolphins when it comes to getting on base, nobody does it better than Christina Tufano.  Tufano has an on base percentage of .456 and also leads the team in RBIs with 17.
Players to Watch (JJC):  Lisa Pellegrino has been having an outstanding season, batting .407 and collecting 19 RBIs, both of which are team highs.  Pellegrino has the least amount of strikeouts for the Bloodhounds with just three through 17 games this year.  Karen Rosario is second on the team with 10 RBIs and is batting .256 and from the field Rosario leads the way with 65 putouts.
News and Notes: The Dolphins have won 12 straight against the Bloodhounds, a streak that began in the 2011 season.  The most recent meeting between these two squads was in the 1st round of the CUNYAC Playoffs where the Dolphins edge out the Bloodhounds 3-2 before eventually winning their third straight CUNYAC title. When these teams square off at the CSI Softball Complex the Dolphins have a 30-5 record. Tufano is having a record year after breaking the CSI career RBI record she is just 12 hits away from breaking the career hit record which stands at 194. The loss vs Hunter College was Staten Island’s second CUNYAC loss in three years, the last CUNYAC game they lost was last year against Hunter College. The Bloodhounds will come into today’s doubleheader on a five game losing skid, two of which were against CUNYAC opponents Hunter College. As a team John Jay hits just .292 compared to the Dolphins who hit .323.