The College of Staten Island took home two weekly awards, both in the pitching category for baseball and softball by the CUNYAC. Senior Juan Rodriguez took the honor on the badeball side, his first such honor, while junior Alison Meagher did it on the softball field for the second week in a row.
Rodriguez did his damage on the hill in a singular start against the United States Merchant Marine Academy, who came to CSI a week ago with a 23-7 overall record. Rodriguez was exceptional for seven innings, posting a shutout, allowing just three hits while fanning five Mariner batters. CSI would go on to win the game in walk-off fashion in the game’s ninth inning, 2-1. For the season, Rodriguez sports a 4.88 ERA in over 30 innings of work.
Alison Meagher has been a featured part of the CSI pitching attack. This past week, Meagher had another solid week, posting a 1-1 mark with a 0.64 earned-run average. She allowed just one earned run on five hits against No. 6 Moravian and took a perfect game into the seventh inning in a 6-0 win over Baruch. The week improved on her team-leading numbers to a win-loss record of 8-4 with an ERA of 2.68. She has tossed 68 innings with opponents batting just .232 against her.
CSI softball will get back to action with a Thursday doubleheader against Old Westbury. CSI baseball will commence on the final week of the regular season with a doubleheader set against Lehman on Saturday.