The College of Staten Island women’s softball squad saw their offense halted and their losing streak advance as they dropped a doubleheader on the road against Montclair State University as part of non-league play in Upper Montclair, NJ.  The Red Hawks improved to 19-11 overall while CSI fell to 12-8.

In the opener, hits were at a premium for both teams, but it was a monster hit by Lia Stamile that made all of the difference.  Without the benefits of a ball hit out of the infield, MSU was able to load the bases for Stamile, and she followed with a grand slam over the right field wall to put the Red Hawks up 4-0.  CSI starter Jacqueline Cautela regrouped to retire the side in order from there but MSU had all the offense they needed the rest of the way.

Sam Keating was then the story the rest of the way for the Red Hawks.  She would allow five hits but kept the Dolphins at bay throughout the game.  CSI did strike on Keating for two runs in the second, when Nicolette Trapani singled home both Vanessa Joia and Kristy Colangelo after a MSU error continued the inning.  Like Cautela, however, Keating was able to regroup, and was able to frustrate the Dolphins at the plate.

In the third inning CSI was aided by two errors but could not advance the runners.  In the fifth, Cautela got herself out of a bases-loaded jam with one out by inducing a groundout and fly out and in the top of the sixth, CSI left its final base runner stranded at first base.

CSI out-hit MSU in the opener, 5-4, with Joia going 3-3 with the run scored. Stamile finished on base all three of her at-bats adding two walks to her homer in the first.

In the second game, MSU toppled CSI, 9-0, helped again by a four-run first inning and finalized with a four-run fourth inning.  Four singles for MSU coupled with a walk and error helped MSU in the first against CSI Nicolette Trapani and that proved enough for starter Brooke Powers, who allowed just two CSI hits through five abridged innings, fanning a pair for the complete game win.

Alana Luna doubled in a pair of runs in the game’s fourth inning to seal the MSU scoring as she would finish 2-2 with three RBI.  A pair of CSI errors aided the Red Hawks as five of their 9 runs crossed unearned.  MSU out-hit CSI, 11-2.

CSI will be right back to work tomorrow afternoon, when they play host to John Jay College to resume CUNYAC play with a 4:30pm doubleheader at the CSI Softball Complex.