After almost a week of inactivity and their doubleheader rained out yesterday, the CSI Softball squad is itching to get back on the diamond and they will do so today against the College of New Rochelle at 1pm for a non-conference doubleheader with the Blue Angels.

Matchup: College of Staten Island (7-11) vs. College of New Rochelle (11-11)
Where: CSI Softball Complex – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Live Stats
All-Time Series:  CSI leads, 7-0
Last Meeting:  April 30, 2013 – CSI won both 13-0 & 12-0
Players to Watch (CSI): CSI continues to be paced by the hard-hitting of Patricia Riches, who is batting .540.  She is also tied with a team-high 23 runs scored while banging in 19 RBI.  The RBI leader is Sierra Kaplanek with 28, and she has lifted her average to .456, leading the Dolphins with eight doubles and three home runs.  Claudia Porcaro is swinging a hot bat, posting an average now of .351, adding five doubles and two homers.  Antoinette Glabo continue to stay steady, posting a .350 batting average, tied for the team lead with 23 runs scored.  Alison Meagher is 3-1 so far this season and has a 0.00 ERA as all four runs she has allowed have been unearned.  Jaclyn Kateridge is now 3-9 this season with a 3.25 ERA in a team-best 69 innings pitched, posting 46 strikeouts.
Players to Watch (CNR):  New Rochelle is led by the hot hitting of Gaby Hay as she is batting a huge .507 with 16 extra base-hits that include five home runs.  Her 25 RBI also leads the team by a wide margin.  Kassandra Register is batting a healthy .358, spreading out 19 hits, 18 runs scored and 12 RBI, while Amanda Blair, at .317, had added 13 RBI.  Victoria Holmes is batting .309 this season and is second on the team with six doubles posting 14 RBI and 16 runs scored.  In the circle, CNR is led by Hay as well, as she sports a team high seven wins with a 4.31 ERA in 79.2 innings.  She has started 13 of CNR’s 22 games this season.
News & Notes:  They haven’t matched up much, and the last time was nearly six years ago, but Staten Island has had the better of the Blue Angels, winning all seven previous match-ups by an average of 15 runs per game.  CNR has likely closed that gap in the six-year absence since the teams have met, but they will certainly look to turn that around this afternoon.  CSI is 4-0 all-time at home against them, and have actually not allowed a run against CNR on their home field since back in 1988.   The teams have shared no common opponents this season, but New Rochelle does have some CUNYAC experience, having defeated John Jay College in a pair of games, 11-2 and 11-3.