Coming off of a tough loss to Kean University yesterday, the College of Staten Island baseball squad is back in action today for a non-conference test with the College of Mount Saint Vincent.  It will be CSI’s first true home game on their field after a nine game start to the season. 

Matchup: College of Staten Island (4-5) vs. Mt. St. Vincent (2-5)
Where: CSI Baseball Complex – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
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All-Time Series:  CSI leads, 16-5
Last Meeting: March 17, 2018 – CSI won G1: 5-4 / MSV won G2: 4-0
Players to Watch (CSI): Junior Jett Nouvertne is having an exceptional start to 2019, batting .444 now, having hit safely in CSI’s last eight games.  He is also slugging .852 with four triples and a home run.  Dominick Castiglione and Sean Becker are next in batting average, but were out of the lineup in yesterday’s matchup against Kean.  Nick Meola is the team’s RBI leader with seven this season, batting .280.  Look for Daniel Garcia to see some innings today.  Garcia pitched well in his last outing and is 1-0 this season with a 6.14 ERA through 7.1 innings.
Players to Watch (MSV): MSV has a handful of hitters who have started 2019 very strong, led by Matt Albert, who is batting .455 through just 11 at-bats.  Michael Grisanti is right behind him at .409 tied for the team lead with six RBI with Matt DiNorcia who is batting .357.  Both Anthony Norcero (.320) and Jake Blinstrub (.259) share the team lead with seven runs scored.  The Dolphins are doing well on the hill as well.  Peter Sanderson leads the way with a 1-1 record and a 3.00 ERA, followed by Sean McHugh, who has made four appearances, and despite no decisions, has a 3.86 ERA.
News & Notes: In this Dolphins vs. Dolphins matchup, it’s been CSI that has had the better of the series, winning 16 of the 21 overall meetings.  That said, the teams split last year’s doubleheader, winning a game each in a pair of games played at Staten Island Tech High School a year ago.  Of the 21 all-time meetings, 18 have been played on Staten Island.  Prior to MSV’s 4-0 win over CSI last year, CSI had won 14 of the last 15 games in the series dating back to 2012.  Today is actually the first of two meetings this season between the two sides.  They will meet for a single game on April 16 in Riverdale.  MSV finished 8-29 a year ago, a mark that included just a 3-16 road record.  This is their first true road game of the season.