After their season-opening doubleheader yesterday, the Dolphins will get right back on the diamond today for a doubleheader date with the University of Valley Forge beginning at 3:30pm. The Dolphins split a twinbill yesterday with Fredonia State, falling 11-2 before picking up their first win, 3-2. They are looking to come back even stronger today with a full day of baseball behind them.
CSI vs. UNIVERSITY OF VALLEY FORGE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (1-1) vs. Valley Forge (0-3)
Where: Griffith Field – Cal Ripken Experience – Myrtle Beach, SC
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Live Stats: https://csidolphins.com/sidearmstats/baseball/summary (subject to weather conditions)
All-Time Series: Tied 1-1
Last Meeting: March 5, 2018 – UVF won, 4-2 / CSI won, 11-7
Players to Watch (CSI): CSI got a pair of hits yesterday from Domenick Castiglione, Nicholas Meola and Jett Nouvertne, with Meola adding a team-best three RBI. Castiglione stole the only base for CSI yesterday too. John Pomerico was a hero in last year’s win over UVF, as he went 4-4 with four RBI and three runs scored in an 11-7 decision over the Patriots.
Players to Watch (FSU): Through a modest two games, Cody Tak leads UVF with a pair of hits in five at-bats, adding three RBI so far. Both hits have been for extra bases as well. James Jackson, Waldo Odens, Jr., and Richard Cosgrove have also raked in a pair of hits in seven total at-bats each. Odens, Jr., and Cosgrove boast the only other RBI this season for the Patriots.
News & Notes: These two teams matched up at the Ripken Experience for the very first time a year ago. UVF took the opener, 4-2, while CSI returned the favor with a much higher scoring, 11-7, decision in the second game. Christian Capellan got the win last year for CSI, tossing 3.2 innings of relief. Last year marked a tough season for UVF, as they went 7-23 overall, but they did finish strong, winning four of their final five games by a combined score of 56-30. This year they have started 0-3, as they dropped a pair of games to Gallaudet University, 21-3, and 12-3, and then one to Centenary (NJ), 21-0. New for this season, Valley Forge is playing in the Colonial State Athletic Conference. As for the Dolphins, they started the season yesterday, with a split with Fredonia. After today, CSI will face off against Chatham University tomorrow afternoon. UVF will also lock up with Chatham on March 7.