After a busy week on the diamond last week, the College of Staten Island softball squad is celebrating with a clean sweep of weekly awards from the City University of New York Athletic Conference. Jamie Holmes took away CUNYAC Player of the Week honors for the second time, while Alison Meagher for Pitcher of the Week and Erica Olsen for Rookie of the Week earned their first honors of 2018.
Few Dolphins are swinging the bat better than Holmes, who hit safely in five of six games last week, hitting at least one extra-base hit in each of those games as CSI went 5-1. The sophomore batted .474 with a slugging percentage of .947 and posted three multi-hit games. She scattered six doubles and broke the final game of the week open with a three-run home run that cleared the fences in CSI’s win over NYU. She also scored eight runs on the week, was walked twice and earned on via a HBP once, lifting her weekly on-base percentage to .545. For the season, Holmes is batting .360, leading the team with nine doubles, while posting second on the team with 15 RBI.
The week was an undefeated one in the circle for second-year junior Alison Meagher. Meagher went 3-0 in a fantastic week, tossing three complete games while tallying a weekly ERA of 0.74. Against Farmingdale, she went the distance allowing just one earned run on four hits and followed it up the next day by tossing a five-inning perfect game in a 14-0 win at Brooklyn. On Sunday, she kept the NYU bats in check with a 6-2 win, settling down after allowing two runs in the first inning to toss six scoreless innings after that. For the week, she allowed just 9 hits (2 extra bases) while fanning 10 in 19 innings of work. For the season, Meagher is 6-3 with a 3.50 ERA. She has fanned 32 batters in 50 innings while allowing a team-low .254 batting average.
In a modified week at the plate and in the field Olsen garnered the first honor of her career from the CUNYAC based on her performance. Olsen played in four of CSI’s six games this past week and scattered three hits against Brooklyn College and another against NYU to bat .364 on the week (4-11). She knocked in a pair of runs and scored twice as well, posting a double. For the season, she is batting .286 in nine appearances and has also been perfect in the field.
CSI softball will get back to action on the weekend. On Saturday, they travel to Randall’s Island to face off against Hunter College at 12 Noon and on Sunday they return home for a doubleheader set against York College, beginning at 1pm.