The College of Staten Island baseball team ran their season long win streak to six games, taking a road doubleheader over City College of New York by scores of 6-1 & 6-5  in games played this afternoon at Salesian High School in New Rochelle, NY.  The wins ran CSI’s record to 16-7-1 while CCNY fell to 6-13.

CSI starter Tom Musso went the distance for the Dolphins, earning a complete game win, just what the doctor ordered in a week where the Dolphins were playing their eighth and ninth games in the past eight days.  Musso would allow only one hit in the game, and that came in the second inning from Eric Giglio.  

That happened after Cooper York was walked and later in the inning Jonathan Abreu was also walked to load the bases.  Musso got into trouble then by plunking Stephen Peters, forcing home a run.  Musso then got Adrian Pena to strike out, ending the inning.  From there, Musso was rock-solid, and the run he allowed came after CSI had already built a 3-0 lead in the first inning.

There, Frank Sconzo started the game with a single, and after advancing to bases, he was plated by a Nick Meola fly ball plus a CCNY error.  Frank Muzzio followed with an RBI-single to score Anthony DiMarco, and two at-bats later, Sean Becker would add another RBI hit to put CSI up by the 3-0 count.

The game stayed that way until the later innings, as CCNY was able to keep CSI off of the scoreboard while the Dolphins left a total of seven runners on base heading into the sixth inning.  That’s when CSI would plate another three runs to improve the lead.  A Sconzo single plated one run, and then Meola added another via sac fly, followed by a Muzzio double.  

That proved enough for Musso who struck out 9 in the win, going the entire way.  CSI out-hit CCNY, 13-1, with Sconzo, Muzzio, Bobby Drake and Jett Nouvertne posting two hits apiece.

In another complete-game performance, CSI was able to register another win, this time by way of Christian Capellan, who improved to 3-2.  Like the opener, CSI built an early lead, touching CCNY starter Anthony Cacchione for four runs in the second inning.  RBI singles by Sconzo, Meola and Muzzio helped CSI get out to the 4-0 lead after 1.5 innings.

CCNY did respond well in their turn of the second.  Anthony Sautter started it off with a home run to left field, and after issuing a walk, Capellan gave up another homer to Hamley Volquez to make it 4-3.  Capellan went unscathed the rest of the way to get out of the frame still with a lead.

The Dolphins then added insurance markers in the fourth and fifth innings to pad their lead.  In the fourth, Nouvertne singled and stole second and third before being plated by a Sconzo sac fly.  Nouvertne would return the favor on a sac fly of his own in the fifth that scored Josh Mercado.

The Beavers would not go out without a fight, and in the sixth, they would get to Capellan again, and again it was Sautter, homering to left field while scoring Abreu to make it 6-5.  From there, however, Capellan rebounded, getting out of the inning and then facing four batters in the seventh to complete the game, getting the win.

Both teams registered eight hits in the second game.  CSI’s Sconzo went 3-4 with two RBI.

Up next for thr Dolphins will be their annual Grace Hillery Breast Cancer Awareness Game on Tuesday, April 17, at 7pm against Drew University.