Christendom’s baseball team returned to the diamond this past weekend for their first three games of the season, taking on Franciscan University at Bing Crosby Stadium. Despite nearly matching Franciscan in hits across the three games, Franciscan was able to neutralize Christendom on the basepaths and capitalize on numerous opportunities offensively, sweeping Christendom to start the season.
Christendom took the field for the first time on Friday night, playing under the lights on a cold night in Bing Crosby Stadium. Traveling all the way from Ohio, Franciscan looked eager to begin their season as well, plating their first run in the top of the third inning. Christendom managed to hold Franciscan to the one run through five innings before the floodgates opened in the sixth inning, with Franciscan scoring four runs. Christendom put a run on the board in the seventh off a key RBI single from Sean Corcoran, but Franciscan held them from there. Christendom ultimately fell 9-1 on Opening Day.
Both teams returned to Bing Crosby on Saturday for a doubleheader. Building off their momentum from their Friday night win, Franciscan attacked Christendom’s pitching early, scoring ten runs before the fourth inning was even played. RBIs from Thomas Sullivan and Sean Corcoran put Christendom on the board, but the damage was done — 11-1 win for Franciscan. The second game of the doubleheader provided much of the same, with Franciscan scoring six runs in the top of the first inning and never looking back. Christendom lost the third game 19-1, falling to 0-3 to start the season.
Christendom will next take on Thomas Nelson at home in a doubleheader on Saturday, March 12. For more information, please visit christendomathletics.com.