The College of Staten Island softball squad will continue their busy week today with a single game against John Jay College, a continuation from Monday’s rained-out doubleheader.  John Jay won the opening game, 4-3, so today will only be a single contest to complete the two-game season series.

Matchup: College of Staten Island (11-14, 7-2 CUNYAC) vs. John Jay College (11-14, 5-2 CUNYAC)
Where: CSI Softball Complex – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Live Stats
All-Time Series:  CSI leads, 68-8
Last Meeting:  April 22, 2018 – John Jay won ,4-3
Players to Watch (CSI): After yesterday’s non-conference doubleheader, Patricia Riches continues her hot hitting, now batting .567, eclipsing 51 hits now with a team-best 10 doubles and three triples.  Sierra Kaplanek is batting .372, scattering 29 hits and a team-best four home runs and 32 RBI.  Antoinette Galbo is next in line at .346, scoring 26 runs while leading the team with 10 stolen bases.  CSI pitcher Alison Meagher got plenty of work yesterday and is now 6-3 with a 1.21 ERA in 58 innings.  She’s also added a pretty explosive bat, posting a .364 average after 33 at-bats with a pair of doubles and a home run.
Players to Watch (JJC):  JJC is led by Jessica Barbaria who has a .458 average, far and away the highest on the team.  She leads the way with 38 hits and 24 runs scored.  She is also second on the squad with 19 RBI and nine doubles.  AnneMarie Rivera is next in line at .391, posting a team-best 11 doubles, including a two-RBI double against CSI on Monday the last time they faced off.  Mariela Guzman is hitting .339, while Tommi Mandell posts a .328 average with 23 runs scored.  She also leads the team with 11 stolen bases.  Julianne Graepel scored the win against CSI on Monday, and leads the way for the Bloodhounds with a 5-7 record and a 5.47 ERA in 70.1 innings.  Rivera has also seen plenty of action, logging 50.1 innings, posting a 5-3 record with a 6.40 ERA.
News & Notes:  JJC ended a 19-game losing streak that dated back to almost a decade with a 4-3 win over CSI on a sloppy field on Monday.  That game was played at CSI, moved from Randall’s Island earlier in the day.  Today’s game is also being played at CSI but will be a John Jay home game.  CSI is 37-3 in home games against John Jay College all-time, a mark that doesn’t include Monday’s loss.  As the CUNYAC season starts to wind down, only four of the seven CUNYAC teams will make the postseason playoffs, and so today’s game does mean a lot in the standings.  Hunter College controls their own destiny now, sitting with a record of 9-1 with just two games left of their schedule.  CSI is 7-2 and in second place, but John Jay is at 5-2 with two games still in hand.  Whoever wins this game will control their own destiny for second place.  After John Jay at 5-2, Lehman College sits at 4-2.