On Saturday afternoon at Plunkett Park in Elmhurst, Timothy Christian varsity baseball captured a regional championship in a comeback win over Westmont High School.
In the top of the 5th inning, Westmont was leading 7 to 2, and it was looking like it would be TC’s final game of the year. But in the bottom of the 5th, the Trojans chipped away at the deficit by scoring two runs. After relief pitcher Jimmy Allen shut down Westmont in the top of the 6th inning, everything changed for the Trojans. TC scored 10 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to take a 14 to 7 lead and ultimately extend their season past the regionals.
Connor Gwaltney led off with a triple, and Ethan Roemmich followed with an RBI single to cut the Westmont lead to 7 to 5. Then Jake Loerop was hit by a pitch, and Garret Pullen reached on a bunt single. Harrison Stanton was next, and he came through with a bases clearing triple to deep right field to push TC ahead on the scoreboard 8 to 7. However, with no outs yet in the inning, the Trojans weren’t finished. After a barrage of line drive base hits, and a couple sacrifice flies, the offense made it a 14-7 game. The lead was more than enough for pitcher Jimmy Allen to seal the deal in the 7th inning. Congratulations team!
The TC baseball team will play their next game against Holy Trinity, Wednesday, May 23, 4:30 pm at Plunkett Park.