The College of Staten Island baseball program was able to snap their losing skid this afternoon with a CUNYAC split with John Jay College.  The opening loss against the Bloodhounds, 11-4, was their first loss to John Jay since the 2012 season, snapping a 15-game win streak.  The Dolphins rebounded nicely and were able to record a 6-2 victory to improve to 7-6-1 overall and 1-1 in the CUNYAC while knocking John Jay down to 4-10 and 2-2.
Game 1: John Jay 11, Staten Island 4
The Dolphins were able to jump out to an early lead against their CUNYAC rivals John Jay College this afternoon. Frank Sconzo would reach first via a base on balls to get the Dolphins going early on.  Anthony DiMarco would move Sconzo all the way to third when he hit a hard shot to left field after looking at just one pitch. Nick Meola would step to the plate with a man on first and third.  During his at bat the DiMarco would attempt to steal second base only to be thrown out, however, it allowed Sconzo to come home.
Staten Island would head into the second inning with a 1-0 lead however they would not come out the other side of the inning with the lead.  A pair of errors would prove costly for the Dolphins as the Bloodhounds would make the most of their opportunities and pile on six runs.  B. Garcia brought home three of those runs in that inning when he crushed a ball to right field for a bases clearing triple. Starting pitcher, Christian Capellan has struggles of his own as he had control issues all day and wound up hitting three batters in that same inning.
John Jay would not stop there as they would follow their six-run inning up with a three-run inning in the third. The Dolphins were unable to dig themselves out of the big deficit they were in. They were able to chip away at the lead in the top of the seventh when they brought in three runs off of a triple by Jett Nouvertne but it was too little too late as the Bloodhounds had full control of the game.
Christian Capellan fell to 1-2 on the year while Sconzo finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run.  Nouvertne would complete game one, 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and a run.
Game 2: Staten Island 6, John Jay 2
The Dolphins were once again the first team on the board. This time, Ryan Kennedy was able to keep the Bloodhounds at bay in his second win of the season.  Kennedy did allow his first two earned runs of the season but he finished the day with 6.0 innings pitched, four strikeouts while allowing just six hits.  Jason Failla came in and closed the game out when he struck out, two of the final three batters.
Staten Island opened up their lead in the second inning when they added three more runs to their 1-0 lead.  Ariel Paez was first to get on a base in the second inning when he reached via an error by the shortstop.  Nouvertne continued his strong outing with a single through the right side advancing Paez over to second.  Sconzo’s lone hit of the second game came in the second inning. Sconzo waited for his pitch and belted a two RBI double to right field scoring Paez with Nouvertne hot on his tail.
In the third, Nouvertne was once again helping the Dolphins score runs. With Sean Becker and Paez on base, Nouvertne hit a shot to right center for a stand-up double which allowed Becker and Paez to score. The Dolphins’ hot offense would eventually cool off as they would not score the rest of the game. It took until the sixth inning for the Bloodhounds to find their way onto the scoreboard. In the bottom of the sixth the Bloodhounds were able to score two runs on three hits.
Nouvertne would finish the game 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run while Sconzo finished 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and a run of his own. 
The Dolphins return to action on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00 pm when they host Mt. St. Vincent at the CSI Baseball Complex.