The College of Staten Island baseball squad returns to action today after a brief break after playing three days straight. Today they take on CUNYAC opponents, City College of NY for first place in the conference.
CSI vs. CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
Matchup: College of Staten Island (8-10, 3-0) vs. City College of NY (8-15, 4-2)
Where: CSI Baseball Complex – 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 67-8
Last Meeting: May 6, 2017 – CSI won, 21-3
Players to Watch (CSI): Nick Meola has been solid for the Dolphins all season and he has made sure not to leave his teammates stranded on the bases, using a team-high seven doubles to collect 13 RBI. Tallying the most runs for the Dolphins is Glenn Glennerster, crossing the dish 13 times. Sean Becker has the best on-base percentage for the Dolphins, reaching 47% of the time and has used that to successfully steal three times. Tom Musso is second on the team with 28 strikeouts, sitting only behind Christian Capellan’s 31. From the mound, Musso has a 3.65 ERA with a 2-3 record on the year.
Players to Watch (CCNY): Stephen Peters paces the Beavers with a .438 batting average while tallying 16 RBI in 73 at-bats. Anthony Cacchione leads the team with 21 RBI while Sardar Khanbilvardi has crushed three home runs this season. Cooper York has been disciplined at the plate this season, tallying a team-high 16 walks, however, in the field York has 9 errors to his name, which is also a team-high.
News & Notes: The Dolphins have lost just once to the Beavers in 10 years, spanning 32 games. The last loss came in 2014, a 6-5 victory for City College of New York. At the CSI Baseball Complex, Staten Island boasts a 44-4 record, winning 17 straight against CCNY. The Dolphins come in on a two-game losing skid after falling to Ramapo and Manhattanville after a busy week. The Beavers also roll into today’s game on a two-game losing skid, dropping a pair to non-conference opponents, Mount Saint Mary College. CCNY’s last win came against New Rochelle, a 15-1 victory. The teams share Mt. St. Vincent as a common opponent. Staten Island split with Mt. St. Vincent while CCNY was swept in the doubleheader.