New York, NY | The College of Staten Island softball team made it four-straight wins this weekend with a dominating performance from start to finish against Baruch College at Randall’s Island against a steady rain. Records fell in the process as CSI powered to wins of 26-0 and 20-0, running their CUNYAC record to 4-0 and 4-10 overall, while the Bearcats fell to 2-2 overall and in conference play
GAME ONE – STATEN ISLAND 26, BARUCH 0
The Dolphins scored four runs in the first inning for starter Alison Meagher and that was all they needed, but they got plenty more in the second inning that saw 13 runs come in on seven hits. Records were to be had, as the Dolphins rocked three home runs in the inning alone, including a pair of grand slams from Sierra Kaplanek and Claudia Porcaro and a two-run shot from Samantha MacPherson.
The home runs in the single inning were a new CSI record and were part of four home runs in the game, tying a CSI single game record. The fourth and final homer was another grand slam by freshman Sierra Kaplanek in the third inning, tying a CSI single-game record with eight other Dolphins, and setting a brand-new record for RBI in a single game with eight, breaking the former record owned by current Dolphin Patricia Riches, set in 2017.
In all, the Dolphins scattered 23 hits, tied for the sixth-highest in CSI single-game history, and the 26 runs they plated were fifth-highest in single-game history, and the most-ever scored by CSI against Baruch, breaking the former record set in 2016 with 22.
GAME TWO – STATEN ISLAND 20, BARUCH 0
It was more of the same in the second game of the contest, where CSI scored 20 runs in the first three innings before pumping the brakes in the fourth and fifth to end the game more hastily with the rains starting to take over.
CSI scattered 14 hits in the second game. Riches went 4-4 in the second game with a pair of doubles. Porcaro and Jaclyn Kateridge added triples in the game.
Now armed with a win streak, CSI will next face off against William Paterson University on Thursday for a 3:30pm doubleheader.