The College of Staten Island baseball team is maximizing the spring weather and their spring break recess from classes, as they will get set to play for the second day in a row, taking on Ramapo College at the CSI Baseball Complex in a single, 9-inning, affair beginning at 4pm. The Dolphins are coming off of a doubleheader split against New Jersey City University, which included a 12-3 win in yesterday’s nightcap.
CSI vs RAMAPO COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (11-7-1) vs. Ramapo College (9-12)
Where: CSI Baseball Complex – 2800 Victory Blvd – Staten Island, NY
First Pitch: 4:00 pm
All-Time Series: Ramapo leads, 17-11
Live Stats: www.sidearmstats.com/csi/baseball
Players To Watch (CSI): Glenn Glennerster continued his torrid pace to the season with an outstanding doubleheader yesterday which saw him hit his second and third home runs of the season. He has taken over the team lead with a .375 average and 24 hits, including seven for extra bases. Nick Meola hit a three-run homer as well in the 12-3 win last night and he is next in line batting .356. Bobby Drake added to the hit parade with a three-run homer yesterday, the first of his career. James Taunton is the anticipated starter starter today. He is 1-2 with a 6.33 ERA, but has pitched well in his last two starts which included a no decision against John Jay College, a game in which CSI rallied to win via walk-off.
Players To Watch (RAM): Ramapo has four consistent starters who are batting over .300 including team leader. Rob DeAngelis leads the way with a .384 average, while Joe Maugeri is the team leader with 34 hits and a 3.82 clip. Brandon Martinez (.351) and Bobby Shannon (.333) are both tops on the team with 16 RBI, and Martinez leads all with three home runs this season. Ramapo also has five pitchers in their rotation with over two starts and boasting between a 3.00 and 5.00 ERA.
News & Notes: CSI and Ramapo have been meeting since 1979 and today marks their 29th meeting overall and their 11th at CSI. Ramapo boasts an all-time 17-11 mark against the Dolphins and have won five straight in the series. CSI’s last win over the Roadrunners was a 7-4 decision in 2006. Ramapo is 6-4 all-time at CSI and have won five in a row in Staten Island. CSI’s last win over Ramapo was a 5-3 win way back in 1995. CSI is batting .304 as a team while Ramapo bats .303 as a team. In similar fashion, CSI’s pitching rotation boasts a 4.47 ERA while Ramapo’s is 4.19, adding to the intrigue of what is an evenly-matched contest. The team’s boast just one common opponent in Kean University. CSi dropped the game to Kean 11-5, while Ramapo split with the Cougars, winning 8-2 and losing 4-1.