Staten Island, NY | The Dolphins kept their win streak against the Cardinals alive this afternoon, extending their streak to 28 in a row. The run scored by the Cardinals marks the first run the Dolphins have allowed since 2014. Staten Island started the day with a 15-1 win before following that up with a 14-0 win in game two.
Staten Island (16-10, 10-0) remained perfect in the CUNYAC with the sweep over York College (1-22, 0-12). CSI has just two games left on their CUNYAC schedule and will look to remain undefeated for the second straight year.
Game One | Staten Island 15, York College 1 (5 inn.)
The Dolphins scored their 15 runs spread across four innings, scoring at least three per inning. Nicolette Trapani (7-6) threw her seventh win of the season, using just 58 pitches and 11 strikeouts, her highest count of the season, to do so.
Errors plagued the Cardinals and it started in the opening frame, as the Dolphins capitalized on two of them to score three runs to jump out to a 3-0 lead. Patricia Riches was the first beneficiary, reaching on a lead-off error by a throwing error. Riches moved all the way over to third on that error which allowed her to be brought home by Antoinette Galbo. Galbo had an outstanding game for the Dolphins, going 4-for-4 with five RBI and completed the cycle.
Arianna DiBenedetto got the Dolphins going in the second with a lead-off double to right center and would be brought home two batters later when Galbo shelled an inside the park home run to left center. Jamie Holmes joined the home run action when she blasted one over the left field wall for a solo home run.
With a 6-0 lead, the Dolphins continued to pour it on with four more runs in the third followed by five more in the fourth. Back-to-back doubles by Galbo and Holmes brought in a pair of runs to add to their lead. Nicole Meilak turned a single into a run after taking advantage of a fielding error in right field.
For the game, Holmes finished 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and a pair of runs while Alexis Kateridge also collected an RBI on 1-of-3 hitting.
Game Two | Staten Island 14, York College 0 (5 inn.)
Vanessa Porto (1-0) started in the circle for her first collegiate start against the Cardinals in game two and also picked up her first win. Porto used 58 pitches to strike out three and allowed just three hits in the five-inning shutout.
The Dolphins got off to a slow start in game two, waiting until the second inning to tally their first run. Taylor Peccerillo improved upon her first game performance in game two, going 3-for-4 in the game with a pair of RBI. Peccerillo crossed the dish for the first of three times when Riches singled to center field.
Staten Island exploded offensively in the third inning, tallying 12 runs on 12 hits with the Cardinals committing two errors. The inning began when Holmes reached first when the center fielder dropped the ball. Julianna Cretella brought Holmes home with a double to right center. With two outs on the board, the Dolphins tallied 10 straight hits with eight of them crossing a Dolphin across the plate. Erica Olsen, Kateridge, Cretella, and Pecerillo were just some of the Dolphins driving in runs during the scoring onslaught.
CSI would score one more run in the fourth to bump their total up to 14 before blanking the Cardinals in the top of the fifth to end the game.
As a team, the Dolphins scored 14 runs on 15 hits while the Cardinals tallied four errors and secured five hits.
Up next for the Dolphins is on Thursday, April 26 against Old Westbury at the CSI Softball Complex with a 5:00 pm start time.