The College of Staten Island baseball squad saw their season-long eight-game winning streak halted this afternoon, falling to Ramapo College on the road by an 11-5 count as part of non-league play. CSI fell to 19-10 overall with the loss while the Roadrunners, ranked No. 5 in the nation, improved to 25-4-1.
CSI was able to strike first in the contest, plating a run in the top of the first inning off of RC starter Tyler Curto without the benefits of a hit. Frank Sconzo was walked and after a sacrifice and error, came home on a Frank Smith RBI-groundout.
The Dolphins used eight pitchers in the game, and RC was able to get even in the second against Christian Capellan via a sac fly, but in the third, the Roadruners took the lead for good with a three run third frame off of reliever Ryan Kennedy. Highlighting the inning was a Brandon Martinez RBI-single for RC.
After single runs by Ramapo in the fourth and sixth frames, increased the lead to 6-1, the Roadrunners then drove the nail in with a five run seventh frame. A three run homerun by Rob DeAngelis starterd the scoring and by the end, RC had an 11-1 edge.
The Dolphins manufactured some runs in the final two innings to lessen the margin but it was far from enough in the end. Curto took the win, going 7.1 innings, allowing three earned runs on three hits while fanning six. Kennedy took the loss for CSI with one inning of work. CSI was out-hit 15-5.
CSI will be back in action on Saturday, when they host City College of New York to continue play with an 11am start at the CSI Baseball Complex for the doubleheader.