Report: Scafidi transferring from Penn to Notre Dame

Penn hurler Scafidi to transfer to Notre Dame
The Philadelphia baseball scene is still reeling from the COVID pandemic, and reports surfaced Tuesday that one of the region's top college hurlers is taking his talent to South Bend, Ind.

According to a published report in the Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn pitcher Christian Scafidi is transferring to Notre Dame to take advantage of his final year of eligibility.

Scafidi is graduating from Penn this spring, but the Ivy League announced in April that graduates are not eligible for the additional year of eligibility that the NCAA awarded student-athletes following the cancellation of the spring season.

The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Scafidi has been one of the best college pitchers in the region for the past three years. He was Ivy League Pitcher of the Year last season after finishing 6-1 with a 2.62 ERA over ten appearances, including nine starts.

The Blackwood, NJ. native was off to a spectacular start this season, tossing 15 scoreless innings over two starts to open the year. He tossed a complete game and collected 13 strikeouts.

Notre Dame was 11-2 this year before things came to a halt, including a 3-0 start in ACC play. The Irish last appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 2015.

Scafidi leaves Penn with a career 3.47 ERA over 33 appearances, including 21 starts.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Christan is a great person as well as a great pitcher. He is making the most of a difficult situation. He loved Penn and Penn loved him back. What a great honor for him to head to Notre Dame, with all its magic and history! Godspeed, Christian, "Onward to Victory"!

Love, your family