Staten Island, NY | Nick Meola went 4-for-5 with 2 RBI, helping Christian Capellan and the Staten Island Dolphins beat the Baruch College Bearcats, 11-2, Thursday night at the CSI Baseball Complex. The Bearcats earned their way into the CUNYAC Playoffs via a 19-7 win over the Beavers of CCNY earlier in the day.

Capellan (6-1) trotted out to the mound for his seventh start of the season and was locked in from the first pitch.  Capellan struck out seven in his sixth win, giving the Dolphins a much-needed win on day one of the CUNYAC Tournament. 

After committing just one error in their first game of the day against CCNY, the floodgates opened in the very first inning for the Bearcats as they were credited with three errors which the Dolphins used to score a run. 

The Dolphins broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the third and they used just three hits to earn those runs. Anthony DiMarco reached on a lead-off walk and made his way over to second during Sean Beckers at-bat via a steal. A walk and a single up the middle would load the bases in the Dolphins’ favor with two out. Anthony Lozada came up clutch for the Dolphins and hit a hard single up the middle to drive in DiMarco from third. The scoring did not end there as Ramirez would walk in a run before giving up another RBI single to Jett Nouvertne. Lozada, the man who got the scoring started for the Dolphins, crossed the dish by way of a wild pitch. 

Staten Island scored a pair of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings increasing their lead to 9-1. An error would once again be to blame for the Dolphins netting two runs in the fourth. Meola singled down the right-field line to bring home DiMarco who had reached on a fielding error by Acevedo at third earlier in the inning. Glenn Glennerster picked up the second RBI of the inning on a single to the outfield, however, he was thrown out trying to extend it into a double.

CSI added a run in the sixth and the seventh, securing their win over the Bearcats. Baruch committed a season-high six errors in the loss.

DiMarco crossed the dish a team-high four times tonight and tallied 2 RBI on 1-of-3 hitting while Glennerster finished 2-for-4 with a pair of runs and an RBI. 

Up next for the Dolphins is John Jay College who narrowly defeated Maine Presque Isle, 8-7, scoring the game-winning run in walk-off fashion. CSI vs John Jay will be the second game of the day slated for 3pm at the CSI Baseball Complex.