CSI’s busy non-conference week continues today, as they will get set to face St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn for a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 12pm. The doubleheader completes a three-game set with SJC-BK, as the two teams met for a single game earlier this season in a game played at Staten Island Technical High School, won by the Bears, 10-9.
CSI vs. ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE – BROOKLYN
Matchup: College of Staten Island (13-17) vs. St. Joseph’s College – BK (11-17-1)
Where: CSI Baseball Complex – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Live Stats: https://csidolphins.com/sidearmstats/baseball/summary
Live Video: http://www.csidolphins.com/CSISportsNet
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 11-6
Last Meeting: March 10, 2019 – SJC won, 10-9
Players to Watch (CSI): Jett Nouvertne continues to bat over the .400 mark as he is at .404 this season. he has scattered 44 hits and leads the team with seven triples, 28 runs scored and 22 RBI. Sean Becker continues to hit well and has raised his average to .373, posting nine doubles and 20 RBI. Andrew Nathan has been out of the lineup the last couple of games but has worked his average up to .356. Look for Anthony Lozada to provide a spark. he is batting .345 with a trio of doubles, making 15 starts this season. Domenick Castiglione has also been a force, hitting .348 with 17 RBI and 24 runs scored. Look for Kevin Ryan to sport some innings today and for the Dolphins to get starts from John Esposito (3-2, 1.80 ERA) and Christian Capellan (1-5, 8.13 ERA). Salvatore Tracucci can also figure into the mix as well on the hill (2-0, 4.09 ERA).
Players to Watch (SJC-BK): The Bears are getting good production from Anthony Palermo, who has raised his average to .337 and leads the team with seven doubles, three triples and three homers. He also has a team-high 25 RBI and his 17 runs scored is second on the squad. Adam Schwartz, who bats .280, leads the team with 24 runs plated, and has bagged a team best five triples. William DeLuca has flashed some power. he is hitting .244 but sports seven extra-base hits with three home runs. Look for Vincent Juliano and Daniel Egan to likely log some inning today. Juliano is 1-2 with a 9.92 ERA and Egan is 1-5 with a 15.84 ERA.
News & Notes: CSI has won 11 of the 17 all-time meetings between the sides but lately the Bears have had the better of it winning three of the last four games in the series, including a doubleheader sweep in 2016. CSI took a 4-3 win in 2017 and after not playing last year, St. Joseph’s returned the favor earlier this season, 10-9. SJC is 5-9-1 this season on the road. After a great start to the season, they recently suffered a 9-game losing skid from April 1-14. They bounced back to defeat St. Joseph’s Long Island, 4-3, but then fell to NYU on Wednesday, 6-1. CSI, meanwhile, was sporting a season-long four-game win streak but have now lost two in a row with a pair of tight losses to the College of Mount Saint Vincent, 4-3, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 6-5.