The College of Staten Island softball team has worked their way back to .500 after a 1-7 start to the season, and will look to stay hot and undefeated in CUNYAC play, when they travel to take on Brooklyn College this afternoon in a doubleheader, slated for 12 Noon.

Matchup: College of Staten Island (7-7, 2-0 CUNYAC) vs. Brooklyn College (1-9, 0-2 CUNYAC)
Where: Brooklyn College Field – 2900 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 50-8
Last Meeting: April 1, 2017 – Dolphins won, 9-0, 10-0
Players to Watch (CSI): After their pair of games yesterday, Patricia Riches continues to steady the team with a .385 batting average, complete with a team-best 15 hits, including six for extra bases.  Julianna Cretella raised her average up to .381 to place second on the team.  Jamie Holmes delivered the game winning hit in yesterday’s 3-2 win over Farmingdale.  She now boasts a .324 average with eight RBI and six of her 12 total hits have gone for doubles.  Gabriele DeLeon continues to steady CSI with 11 RBI in just eight starts this season.  In the circle, Nicolette Trapani has won her last three starts and is now tops on the team with a 2.73 ERA and 27 strikeouts.
Players to Watch (BC): Breanna Maresca leads the team through 10 games so far with a .364 turn at the plate spreading out a team-best eight hits with a pair of doubles.  Jessenia Grante leads the way with six RBI and six runs scored, boasting an average of .200.  Uena Xharo is 1-5 this season in the circle with a team best 8.58 ERA.
News & Notes: The Dolphins have been dominating the series in recent years, having won the last 13 games dating back to 2012.  CSI has also pitched five straight shutouts against Brooklyn and have out-scored the Bulldogs over that stretch, 68-0.  Needless to say, they will enter as a marked favorite today.  CSI is 15-3 all-time on the road against the Bulldogs, and have won the last 14 games against Brooklyn on the road.  BC’s last win against CSI on their home field was back in 1998, an 11-10 decision.  BC started the season 0-8, but recently broke out the bats in a 23-11 win over the University of Valley Forge.  The 23 runs scored in that game was more than they have scored in their nine losses combined (15).  Today is the Dolphins’ first true road games of the year.  Their first eight games were on neutral turf in Arizona before playing their last six at home.