The College of Staten Island baseball team has been idle for a little less than a week, and they will be looking to get back in the win column this afternoon when they take on SUNY-Maritime in a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 2pm. The game will take place at Curtis High School in Staten Island.
CSI vs. SUNY-MARITIME
Matchup: College of Staten Island (3-3) vs. SUNY-Maritime (4-5)
Where: Curtis High School – 105 Hamilton Avenue, Staten Island, NY
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 10-9
Last Meeting: April 6, 2018, Maritime won both meetings, 15-3 & 6-2
Players to Watch (CSI): The Dolphins have six players who are batting over .300 through six games, led by Domenick Castiglione with a .444 average. he and Jett Nouvertne (.421), have eight hits, with Castiglione leading the way with eight runs scored and five doubles. The team-RBI leader is Nicholas Meola, who has seven on the season to go with his gaudy .389 average. Meola has three extra bags, all doubles. Steven Collica and Sean Becker each have a .333 average, going 5-15 at the dish. On the mound, look for the Dolphins to utilize some committee work today as the team tries to get many of the arms ready for more baseball ahead during the week.
Players to Watch (MTIME): Despite missing two games, Jake Vera has the team lead at the plate with a .333 average, while Phil Russo is behind him at .276, who has the RBI lead with seven so far. Vera has six RBI and leads the team with five doubles. Despite just a .179 average, Eric Wenig also has six RBI this season. Joe Scerra is batting .273, and leads the Privateers with five stolen bases in five attempts. Travis Bruinsma is the team leader with 9.2 innings pitched in a pair of starts this year, showing a 4.66 ERA. Ryan Ragone and Alex Poliwoda each have eight innings logged, with a 9.00 ERA between them.
News & Notes: These two teams have been meeting up fairly regularly in recent years, with CSI owning a 10-9 overall record against the Privateers. Maritime, however, has had the better of it in the series of late, as they have won three in a row in the series and eight of the last 11 meetings. Before that, CSI had won seven of eight meetings from 1998-2011. Although today’s matchup is more of a neutral site meeting, as work is being done to rehabilitate the CSI Baseball Complex, CSI does boast a 7-4 home record all-time against the Privateers. The last time the two teams met in Staten Island was in 2016, and the two teams split a pair of games with Maritime winning 9-8, and CSI winning, 5-4.