After a hard-fought doubleheader yesterday at the CSI Softball Complex, the College of Staten Island softball team will do it again today as they play host to Brooklyn College to continue CUNYAC play. CSI is still atop the conference with a 5-1 record and will look to stay sharp against the hungry Bulldogs.
CSI vs. BROOKLYN COLLEGE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (5-11 5-1 CUNYAC) vs. Brooklyn College (2-10, 0-0 CUNYAC)
Where: CSI Softball Complex – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Live Stats: https://csidolphins.com/sidearmstats/softball/summary
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 52-8
Last Meeting: April 7, 2018 – CSI won 18-5 &14-0
Players to Watch (CSI): The top of the CSI batting order continues to give opposing teams headaches as Patricia Riches is hitting a team-best .544, Sierra Kaplanek has driven in a team-leading 26 runs, and Antoinette Galbo has scored 20 times to lead CSI. Jaclyn Kateridge also continues to contribute from the plate with 17 hits, good for fourth on the team, and from the circle where she picked up the complete game shutout victory yesterday vs Hunter. Alison Meagher has proven to be a force in the circle and at the plate as well not yet allowing an earned run this season and serving as the driving force behind yesterday’s Dolphins win over Hunter with a pinch-hit two-RBI double.
Players to Watch (BC): In a tough season for the Bulldogs, Anna Curran had led the way for the team at the plate with a .323 batting average. She has also been a presence on the bases scoring a team-leading 10 runs and swiping a team-best 5 bases in 6 attempts. Leslie Lima is tied for the team lead in hits with Curran while sitting in second on the team with a .270 average. Kayla Trembone sits just behind Curran in both runs scored and stolen bases with 9 and 4 respectively. The pair of Brooklyn wins have been divided between two pitchers, Megan Ortiz-Mengedoht and Curran. They have combined to throw all 61.1 innings for Brooklyn this year and will be tasked with slowing down a CSI lineup that comes in hitting .321 on the season.
News & Notes: CSI has dominated the all time series with Brooklyn leading 52-8. The Dolphins outscored the Bulldogs a 32-5 over two games of a doubleheader when they last met exactly one year ago on April 7, 2018. In the back end of the two-game set against Brooklyn last year Alison Meagher threw a no-hitter, a game in which the Bulldogs committed eight errors.