Final Montgomery Cup Results

By:Eddie Herndon
Montgomery Cup

The Bethesda Big Train team has won the 2014 Montgomery Cup. The winner of the Montgomery Cup is the team with the best record in regular season head-to-head competition among the four Montgomery County teams in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Summer Baseball League. The Montgomery Cup is sponsored by the Gazette newspapers. The Gazette also provided advertising and made donations to all four of the teams

Big Train End Regular Season as Champs

By:David Schneider
BT Fall in Finale
For the final game of the regular season, the Bethesda Big Train (31-9) traveled to Rockville to take on the Express (24-16).  Five pitchers shared time on the mound for the Big Train, conserving the arms of the starting rotation and bullpen as the playoffs approach.  Tim Yandel (Tulane) pitched the first two innings of the game for the Big Train, allowing only one hit.  The Big Train lost the game 5-2, but still end the regular season as champs.

Big Train Split Double Header; Gear Up For Playoffs

By:David Schneider
BT Split Series
On Friday, the Bethesda Big Train (31-8) played a double header against the Vienna River Dogs (17-21).  In the first game, the Big Train was the away team because it was a make-up from a rain out, and in the second game, the Big Train was home.  Luis Collazo (Virginia Tech) took the mound in the first game and allowed two runs on two hits in the 5-3 loss.  Devon Loomis (San Francisco) started the second half of the double header and tossed three innings of three hit and three run ball in the 4-3 win. 

Big Train Clinch First Place; Blowout Redbirds, 13-1

By:David Schneider
Reg Season Champs
Rain was threatening all night, and even delayed the start of the game, but that didn't stop the match up between the top two teams in the league.  The Baltimore Redbirds (25-12) traveled to Bethesda to face the Big Train (30-7) on Wednesday night at the ballpark.  Brock Larson (San Francisco) received the start, and in the 13-1 win tossed six innings allowing zero runs on four hits while striking out four batters.  The offense exploded for 13 runs on 16 hits while clinching first place as the regular season champions of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.

Big Train Offense Stays Hot; Win 18-5

By:David Schneider
BT Clinch Playoff Spot
On Tuesday night, the Bethesda Big Train hosted the Baltimore Dodgers.  The last time these two met, the Big Train won in a close 3-1 battle.  The Big Train won 18-5 and were powered by Cody Brown (Mississippi State), who had five RBIs, and Albee Weiss, who had a grand slam in the bottom of the 8th.  Jake Valdez (St. Mary's College (CA)) recorded his fourth win of the year and pitched five innings, fanning seven batters.

Rea & Labsan Shine as Big Train Defeat the Herndon Braves

By:David Schneider
BT Bats Explode

A superb game by Wes Rea (Mississippi State) hoisted the Bethesda Big Train (28-7) to a 13-6 win over the Herndon Braves (16-16) on Monday night. Rea racked up six RBIs on two hits including two three-run home runs. The Big Train got the win thanks in large part to Sean Labsan's (Florida Atlantic) dominant, 10-strikeout performance. Labsan allowed two earned runs, two hits and two walks over five innings.

Big Train Struggle Against Grays, Lose 5-1

By:David Schneider
BT Fall to Grays
The Bethesda Big Train (27-7) looked to continue their five game winning spree as they faced the DC Grays (11-22) in a battle between first and last place teams on Sunday night.  Taylor Stiles (Maryland) took the mound for Bethesda, looking to preserve his 4-0 start and 1.95 ERA.  In the 5-1 loss,Stiles allowed two earned runs on eight hits against four strikeouts over six innings of work.

Big Train Storm Back to Beat the Orioles, Win 7-3

By:David Schneider
BT Wins 7-3
The Youse's Orioles (13-20) built an early edge on Saturday, but the Bethesda Big Train (27-6) roared back for a 7-3 victory at Shirley Povich Field. In the win, Henry Sisson (North Carolina), took the rubber and surrendered three runs on four hits in five innings of work. Josh Thorne got the win, running his season record to 4-0. Thorne struck out one, walked one, and gave up three hits. 

Big Train Clobber Giants, Win 14-4

By:David Schneider
BT Win 4th Straight
On a beautiful Friday night, the Bethesda Big Train (26-6) rolled over the Gaithersburg Giants (14-16) 14-4 on Friday night at Shirley Povich Field after an eight-run rally in the second inning.   Kit Scheetz (Virginia Tech) started the game for Bethesda and in six innings of work, gave up one run on four hits while striking out six batters.  The Big Train won 14-4 and have won four games in a row.

Big Train Slip Past T-Bolts 3-2

By:David Schneider
BT Slip Past T-Bolts
On Thursday night the Bethesda Big Train (25-6) returned to the field after the All-Star break as they traveled to Silver Spring to play the Thunderbolts (11-20).  Jake Valdez (St. Mary's College (CA)) received the start and in the 3-2 victory pitched six innings allowing six hits and one earned run while striking out six batters.

Big Train and South All-Stars Win 2-1, Lowe Named MVP
July 16, 2014 10:12 PM

Big Train Score 13 in Win Over Express
July 12, 2014 9:14 PM

Ripken Collegiate Baseball Players Collect Two Tons of Food for Manna
July 12, 2014 5:20 PM

Big Train Score 17 In Route Against Braves
July 12, 2014 1:02 AM

11 Big Train Players Selected to CRCBL All Star Game
July 11, 2014 12:02 AM

Big Train Fall to Redbirds; 5-2
July 10, 2014 10:41 PM

Excellent Pitching Lifts Big Train Over T-Bolts, 5-2
July 09, 2014 9:13 PM

Big Train Top River Dogs in Late Game Heroics
July 09, 2014 11:10 AM

Big Train Fall 5-2 to Alexandria Aces
July 07, 2014 9:46 PM

Big Train First in CRCBL to 20 Wins, Defeat Grays 8-6
July 06, 2014 9:52 PM

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