The College of Staten Island baseball team is back from their trip to Myrtle Beach, and although the weather will be far from ideal, CSI will take on the College of Mount Saint Vincent in a doubleheader beginning at 11:30am at Staten Island Technical High School’s turfed field.
CSI vs. MT. ST. VINCENT
Matchup: College of Staten Island (3-3) vs. College of Mount Saint Vincent (3-4)
Where: Staten Island Technical High School – 485 Clawson Street, Staten Island, NY
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 15-4
Last Meeting: April 19, 2017 – CSI won 16-6 & 3-1
Players to Watch (CSI): Leading the way in the early stages at the plate in Anthony DiMarco, who missed three games due to injury but batted .667 at the dish while at Myrtle Beach. John Pomarico earned five starts and six appearances and spread out six hits, going .429 at the plate, scattering three doubles and a home run. Sophomore Jett Nouvertne is the other CSI player to play in all six games and sport a batting average over .300, going .318 at the plate with a team-best seven hits and four stolen bags. Pitcher Christian Capellan leads the way on the hill for CSI with a 2-0 record and a 1.69 ERA, while Derek Jentz is 1-0 to start 2018 with a 2.84 ERA.
Players to Watch (MSV): Michael Kochen has just nine at-bats through six appearanes, but he leads the way with a .556 average, spreading out five hits, two of which were for extra bases. Matt DiNorcia is the team’s most potent hitter so far, leading the way with 10 hits, batting .370. Anthony Nocero is batting .400 (6-15) with a team-best seven RBI, and three of his six hits have been for extra bags. Eric Ricardo and Bryan Cantero each have 1-0 records for MSV and tossed shutout baseball so far this season in 11 combined innings.
News & Notes: Originally scheduled as a single game, the teams will play a doubleheader this afternoon. The Dolphins have been dominating this series in recent years, having won 13 of the last 14 meetings dating back to 2012. Last year, CSI swept the doubleheader series by scores of 16-6 and 3-1. The 16 runs CSI scored in the opening game was the second-highest total of the season last year and the most all-time against MSV in the all-time series that dates back to 2007. Today’s game marks the first time the two teams have played in a ballpark other than CSI’s on-campus site since 2010. That year the teams played in Riverdale with the doubleheader split. MSV’s last win in the series came in 2016, 5-1. CSI has never lost a game against MSV when scoring 4-plus runs in a game (14-0). In last year’s meetings, CSI’s James Taunton and Chris Karnbach got the victories on the hill for the home Dolphins. Nouvertne and Jordan Wilson had big days at the plate as well, scattering five hits between the two with eight runs scored. After today’s meeting, CSI will turn around and play a single game against University of Maine at Presque Isle also at S.I. Technical High School. A scheduled doubleheader, the teams will play just one game.