Both the College of Staten Island baseball and softball programs will be in their own back yards today, playing for the CUNYAC Championship and a repeat of their conference titles.  To get you caught up on what to expect, see below.

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CSI will play the winner of an elimination game between No. 2 Hunter College and No. 3 Lehman College.  The Hawks defeated Lehman yesterday in the opening round of competition by a 9-1 count.  Play will begin at 11:00am.  Following the Hunter-Lehman matchup, the winner will face the top-seeded Dolphins at 1:15pm, for the rights to the Championship.  CSI will need to win just one game, while the Hunter-Lehman winner would have to defeat CSI two-straight times to claim the title.

The Dolphins have won 17-straight CUNYAC Tournament games dating back to 2013, and are seeking their sixth-straight CUNYAC Championship.  The championship winner will earn a berth into the NCAA National Championship Tournament next weekend.  CSI defeated Lehman twice during the regular season, and they’ve beaten Hunter three times this season, including yesterday’s win.

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The College of Staten Island lost to John Jay College yesterday in the Winner’s Bracket Final, which guaranteed the Bloodhounds direct access to the CUUNYAC Championship.  CSI had to battle in an elimination game in oder to make it to today’s Final against Finlandia University, in what was the first meeting ever among the two teams.  CSI fell behind, 6-0, but was able to resurrect its play to the tune of an 19-11 win.  It was the most amount of runs the team has scored this season.

Yesterday, CSI spread on 30 runs in the two contests they played, and are looking to continue their offensive prowess.  They defeated John Jay twice in two attempts during the regular season, but John Jay exacted revenge by coming back from 5-0 down to defeat CSI in yesterday’s match, 15-11.