Christendom rallied to pull off a comeback victory over Allegany College of Maryland in one of their final games of the baseball season this past week, defeating the Trojans 9-8 at home. The dramatic game marked their seventh, and final, win of the season, setting an exciting foundation going into next season.
Christendom entered their Thursday matchup against the Trojans with a 5-1 record in April — a stark contrast to their 1-9 record in March and a testament to their hard work and perseverance throughout the season. That was once again on display on Thursday, with the team jumping out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning. John Skuba held off the Trojans through the first four, giving up only two runs, before a string of errors cost Christendom the lead in the fifth inning.
With the Trojans up 8-4, Christendom got back to work in the bottom of the sixth, loading the bases before Thomas Dunphy hit a line drive double to score two. Thomas Sullivan followed Dunphy with a double of his own, tying the game before the end of the sixth inning.
Frank Scarchilli, taking over in relief after Skuba, held down the Trojans the rest of the way, allowing only one baserunner through the final three innings. Christendom managed to grab one more run in the bottom of the seventh, securing the comeback win.
While Christendom would drop the final doubleheader of the season against Central Penn on Saturday, their performance in April set things up well for next season, especially with more to look forward to from the young team.