The College of Staten Island softball program will play their first doubleheader of four in four days today when Mt. St. Vincent pays a visit to the CSI Softball Complex at 5:00 pm. Today’s doubleheader is a make-up date from March 15, which was postponed due to rain. Staten Island will come into today’s contest on a two game win streak and look to extend that to four this afternoon to start this four game home stand in the right direction.
CSI vs. MT. ST. VINCENT AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (14-8 Overall, 7-1 CUNYAC) vs. Mt. St. Vincent (18-12 Overall, 13-3 Skyline)
Where: CSI Softball Complex – 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
First Pitch: 5:00 pm
Live Video: www.csidolphins.com/csisportsnet
All-Time Series: CSI leads 10-0
Last Year’s Result: Did Not Play
Players To Watch (CSI): Jacqueline Cautela is coming off being named Herosports.com HERO of the Week after throwing a perfect game against CUNYAC opponents Brooklyn College. In her most recent outing, Cautela picked up her seventh win of the season and went 7-for-9 from the dish with four RBIs in the sweep against John Jay College. Christina Tufano currently leads the Dolphins with a .406 batting average and 20 RBIs. Tufano is just five hits away from tying the career hit leader, recent graduate, Brittany Smith who sits atop the record book with 194.
Players to Watch (CMSV): Rachel Heizer is batting a red hot .489, good for 36th in the nation, with 34 RBIs and eight of her team’s 26 home runs. Heizer is just as good from the circle as she is from the dish and leads her team with a 3.23 ERA and a 6-4 overall record with 74 strikeouts. Katie Moos is batting a healthy .388 from the plate this season and is second on the team with 24 RBIs and 40 hits.
News and Notes: The visiting Dolphins will head into today’s doubleheader on a 12-game win streak and a 10-4 away record. Staten Island has never lost to Mt. St. Vincent however this meeting between Dolphins has been idle since 2003. In that last meeting in 2003 CSI won 10-4, and 2-0. As a team Mt. St. Vincent is batting a strong .353, which places them 18th in the country, with 59 doubles. When it comes to scoring Mt. St. Vincent is 28th in the nation with 203 runs scored and seven runs per game. Staten Island will need to bring their A-game today to extend their win streak against the visiting Dolphins. CSI is no stranger to strong teams as year in and year out they pack their schedule with top tier teams to prepare themselves for the NCAA regional round.