The College of Staten Island will officially hit the midway point of their season today, as they introduce April with a non-conference showdown with Purchase State at the CSI Baseball Complex at 4pm.  CSI is coming off of a big win over CCNY on Saturday and will look to turn it into a win streak as they head into more weekend CUNYAC action.

Matchup: College of Staten Island (8-11) vs. Purchase (11-5)
Where: CSI Baseball Complex – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
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All-Time Series:  CSI leads, 3-1
Last Meeting: April 22, 2018 – CSI won 10-8
Players to Watch (CSI): CSI is still being led in the hitting column by Jett Nouvertne, as he is batting .415, having recently added his team-leading sixth triple and second homer of the season.  He is slugging .708 and also leads CSI with 19 runs scored and 14 RBI.  Sean Becker is batting .372 now in 13 starts.  He stands second on the team with 6 doubles.  The doubles leader is Domenick Castiglione with seven.  He is also second on the team with 16 runs scored, batting .340.  Andrew Nathan has raised his average up to .323 after a slow start and is second on the team with 11 RBI.  Michael Ciancio and Anthony DiMarco share the team lead with 10 walks this season.  Ciancio batted over .400 last week, raising his overall batting average to .333.  Steven Collica and Joseph Decelie may see some innings today.  Collica is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA while Decelie is 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA.
Players to Watch (PC): The Panthers are batting almost .300 as a team, and they are being led by the big swing of Dylan Flynn, who is at .405 this season, leading Purchase with 21 hits and 10 extra-bases, including five triples.  He and Patrick Wallace (.364) share the team-lead with 10 RBI.  John Fitzgerald is also hitting well, boasting a .389 average with five doubles.  Nick Tuozzola is also up there with a .318 average, boasting a pair of doubles.  On the hill, look for Cody Hennequin and/or CJ Owens to get some work in.  Hennequin is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 28 innings, while Owens is 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA in 14.1 frames.
News & Notes: Their hasn’t been a lot of history between these two sides, as they have only met four times in total.  The two teams renewed the rivalry after a six-year hiatus, with CSI taking a 10-8, high-scoring, win a year ago in Staten Island.  Before that, the teams last played in 2012, a 4-0 CSI win, and in 2011 the two teams split a doubleheader at the CSI Baseball Complex.  CSI and Purchase share three common opponents, having played CCNY, Yeshiva, and Mount St. Vincent.  CSI is 3-3 against those teams while Purchase sports a 4-1 record against those schools, their only loss coming to Mount St. Vincent on Saturday in game one of a doubleheader against them.  Prior to that loss, the Panthers had won six games in a row after starting the season 4-4.  Purchase is 2-0 on the road this season.  The Dolphins, meanwhile, are hoping to find some consistency.  They are 4-6 at home.  In their eight wins this season, CSI is averaging 12.5 runs per game and are holding opponents to just 3.5 runs per game, but in their 11 losses, the Dolphins are scoring just 4.5 runs per game and are allowing an average of 11.3 runs per game.