Staten Island, NY | The College of Staten Island baseball program split with the College of Mount St. Vincent this afternoon on a neutral site in Staten Island, NY. After falling behind in game one, the Dolphins rallied back to earn a 5-4 victory, however, the same would not hold true in game two as CSI would fall 4-0.  The split bumps the Dolphins to 4-4 on the year while moving Mt. St. Vincent to 4-5 overall.

Game 1: Staten Island 5, Mt. St. Vincent 4

Derek Jentz got the nod in game one and put his 2.21 ERA on the line against the visiting Dolphins. 

Mt. St. Vincent wasted no time finding their way on the scoreboard, using a two-out triple by Kochen to spark a two-run inning.  The visiting Dolphins used three hits to get the job done and take an early 2-0 lead over Staten Island. CMSV followed that up two innings later with another two-run inning, opting to play small ball to get their players on the bases.  A two-RBI sacrifice fly would add two more runs and put Staten Island and a 4-0 hole just three innings into the contest.

CSI got their bats going in the bottom of the 4th and scattered three hits to score four runs to knot the game up at four with two innings to play. Nick Meola found his way on via a base on balls and was moved to second on a Frank Muzzio single. Starting the scoring was Glenn Glennerster when he hit a double to bring home Meola from second. Sean Becker then had one of the more peculiar plays in baseball. With Muzzio on third and Glennerster on second, Becker hit a shot deep into the outfield for an inside the park home run. The inside the park homer knotted the game up at four.

Chris Karnbach came into the game to relieve Jentz and was able to get the final out needed in the top of the fifth as the visiting Dolphins had the bases loaded. A fielding error by the pitcher allowed Muzzio to reach first. He wouldn’t have to wait long as Glennerster crushed a double, allowing Muzzio to score what would be the game-winning run from first.

Karnbach picked up his first win of the season as Staten Island was able to keep Mt. St. Vincent off of the board for the remainder of the game. Muzzio finished the game 2-for-3 with two runs while Glennerster also went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI. Becker, the hero of the game, finished 1-for-2 with a run and three RBI.

Game 2: Mt. St. Vincent 4, Staten Island 0

Christian Capellan stepped on the mound for the Dolphins in game two and things didn’t go as planned for the senior. Despite earning his first loss of the season, dropping his record down to 2-1 the senior only allowed one earned run in 6.1 innings of work. 

Mt. St. Vincent tallied 10 hits in the win and earned three of their four runs due to fielding miscues by the Dolphins. Mt. St. Vincent didn’t get on the board until the third inning, using a pair of singles to bring home a run. The visiting Dolphins put another one on the board in the top of the fifth, cashing in on one of the Dolphins’ errors.

The visiting Dolphins doubled their lead in the top of the sixth, once again using an error to keep their inning alive. CSI left four people on the bases throughout the game and was unable to put their six hits to good use.

Meola was the tallied two of the Dolphins’ six hits while Muzzio went 1-for-3 and collected 10 putouts. 

Up next for the Dolphins is Maine Presque Isle tomorrow at 1:00 pm for a single game at Staten Island Tech.