The College of Staten Island baseball squad is back in action today against Montclair State. The Dolphins will take on the Hawks at Diamond Nation, a neutral site, in Flemington, NJ. The Dolphins have won three of the last four outings while Montclair comes in on a two-game win streak.
CSI vs. MONTCLAIR STATE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (5-4) vs. Montclair (10-4)
Where: Diamond Nation – Flemington, NJ
All-Time Series: Montclair leads, 6-3
Last Meeting: March 26, 2016 – CSI won 2-0, 4-3
Players to Watch (CSI): Frank Muzzio is coming off of a solid weekend of baseball. Muzzio went 6-for-10 with three runs helping the team go 2-1 during that stretch. Sean Becker paces the Dolphins with a .368 batting average while also leading the team with 6 RBI. Terrence Mulligan has pitched well in limited action so far this season for the Dolphins, allowing just two hits in four innings of action spread across three games. Jordan Wilson battles at the plate and is fourth on the team with a .278 batting average and second on the team with five walks. Wilson puts his second highest on-base percentage to work as he has attempted three steals and has been successful with all of them.
Players to Watch (MSU): Joe Norton leads the Hawks with a .429 batting average and six doubles. Norton has only been caught stealing once this season, making him 13-of-14. Nick Martinez is the power hitter for the Hawks, tallying a team-high 14 RBI with a team-high one home run. On the mound, Brian Reiss has been outstanding for Montclair, shutting down opponents when he enters the game. Reiss boasts a 0.61 ERA and a 2-0 record with 15 strikeouts.
News & Notes: This will be the 9th meeting between these two teams all-time with the Hawks owning the series. However, the last two meetings went to the Dolphins which came back in 2016. As a team, the Dolphins are batting .255 while their opponents are averaging .257. The Dolphins are edging their opponents in doubles, 17-12, with Glenn Glennerster pacing the way with five. This will only be the second time that the Dolphins and Hawks meet on a neutral field as the last time it happened was on May 18, 1991, when they played in Ithaca, NY.