Christendom College’s rich athletic program will expand next spring, with the return of the men’s baseball program to the college. After a two-year hiatus, the Christendom Crusaders will swing for the fences in the spring of 2017, giving students further opportunities to compete at the collegiate level.
Christendom’s athletic director, Patrick Quest, has been actively working to bring back the baseball program since joining Christendom’s staff this past summer. After months of hard work, Quest is proud to publically announce its return to the college.
“With the help and efforts of many, we are excited to bring ‘America’s pastime’ back to Christendom next spring. Please continue to pray for the development of the program and its success,” noted Quest.
Quest hopes for a modest schedule for the Spring 2017 season, with the number of games played to increase each year. In order to help bolster the development of the program and its players, Christendom will build a small practice area on its campus, including covered batting cages, pitching mounds and a practice infield to be utilized by both the women’s softball and men’s baseball teams throughout the academic year.
In 2012, the Crusaders baseball team defied expectations to win the 2012 Eastern States Baseball League Championship, a crowning achievement for the program at the time. When the Crusaders take the diamond next spring, they will look to achieve similar success, playing their home games at the local Champions 53 baseball field and the beautiful Bing Crosby Stadium, both located in Christendom’s hometown of Front Royal, Va.
Baseball will join men’s rugby and women’s softball amongst Christendom’s spring sports offerings. The sport is the latest in new additions to the college’s athletic offerings, after the reintroduction of women’s softball to the college last spring and the introduction of men’s and women’s cross-country last fall.
For more information, please contact Patrick Quest at 540-636-2900 ext. 1270.