The Dolphins recently went on a 3-2 tear through South Carolina but have been derailed since with the winter weather. Despite a weekend cancelation, they are getting set to play St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn for a single game at 2pm today in a game to be played on turf at Staten Island Technical High School.
CSI vs. ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE – BROOKLYN
Matchup: College of Staten Island (3-2) vs. St. Joseph’s College – Brooklyn (1-1-1)
Where: Staten Island Technical High School – 485 Clawson Ave, Staten Island, NY
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 11-5
Last Meeting: April 21, 2017, CSI won 4-3
Players to Watch (CSI): The Dolphins had a productive time at the plate in their five games in Myrtle Beach, batting .317 as a team. Freshman standout Domenick Castiglione led the team with a .533 average in 15 at-bats with five of his eight hits going for doubles. Castiglione also garnered a team-best five walks in the stretch, moving his on-base percentage up to .650. Nicholas Meola earned the CUNYAC’s Player of the Week honor last week, and is batting .467 with seven hits and a team-best seven RBI. Freshman Steven Collica and senior Sean Becker are next in line batting .385 apiece, going 5-for-13 at the dish. On the mound the Dolphins went 3-2 with a 5.40 ERA in South Carolina and will look to get in a good nine innings of work today at SI Tech.
Players to Watch (SJC-BK): The Bears have only played in three games, but in a small cohort, Anthony Palermo leads the way batting .750, going 3-4 at the plate with four RBI and a pair of walks to his credit. Adam Schwartz falls next in line at 3-6 with three runs scored. William DeLuca is batting .333 and two of his three hits have been for a double and home run.
News & Notes: These two teams have been meeting up fairly regularly in recent years although they did not face off last year. CSI has won 11 of the 16 overall meetings, all since 2008, but SJC did win two of the last three encounters, including a doubleheader sweep in 2016, 11-5 and 6-1. All but one of the meetings between these two teams have been on CSI home turf, with CSI sporting a 10-5 record overall against the Bears on Staten Island. After skipping their date last year, CSI and St. Joseph’s had met five consecutive seasons prior. SJC is 1-1-1 this season. They defeated Wesley, 8-4, before a play stoppage suspended their second game, 5-5. They did manage to squeeze in a game yesterday at Ramapo, falling, 8-0, but the second game of the doubleheader was canceled.