08/08/2014 6:00 AM
Cody Allen (BT 2008 & 2010) has emerged as a key relief pitcher for Terry Francona's Cleveland Indians this year. Earlier in the season, after Francona removed John Axford from the closer role, Cody Allen won the job and has proved to be a reliable stopper out of the pen in the 9th inning. Allen has converted 15 out of 16 save chances and recorded 9 holds for the Indians during the 2014 season.
08/02/2014 6:56 PM
BT Fall in Finale
Winner take all. Bethesda Big Train vs. Baltimore Redbirds. The prize? A championship and bragging rights until Summer 2015. In front of nearly 500 fans, the two teams battled hard, giving it their all, but the Redbirds came up victorious, winning 7-0.
08/01/2014 5:14 PM
On Friday afternoon, the Bethesda Big Train traveled to Gaithersburg to face the homestanding Baltimore Redbirds. If the Redbirds won, they would have been champions, but the Big Train pulled out victorious in an excellent 2-1 ball game. Bo Logan (Florida Atlantic) pitched a complete game and Andrew Brown (San Diego State) recorded the only two RBI for the Big Train in the late inning thriller.
07/31/2014 8:56 PM
BT Head To LCS
The Bethesda Big Train hosted the Rockville Express on Thursday night in an elimination game with the winner earning a spot in the CRCBL Championship Finals. The Big Train won 6-4 behind strong defense, solid pitching, and good hitting. The Big Train are headed to the championship game.
07/30/2014 9:14 PM
BT to Face Express
In a matchup between the Baltimore Redbirds and the Bethesda Big Train on Wednesday night, the Redbirds won 7-3 and advanced to the finals of the CRCBL playoffs, while Bethesda fell into the losers bracket with a chance to redeem themselves on Thursday night.
07/29/2014 9:22 PM
BT Advances to Round 3
After an opening round bye, the Bethesda Big Train took on the Alexandria Aces in the second round of the CRCBL playoffs on Tuesday night at Povich Field. The Big Train went down early, but were resilient all night, taking advantage of some dropped balls by the Aces, on their way to a 5-3 victory.
07/28/2014 11:55 AM
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
07/26/2014 8:38 PM
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.
07/25/2014 8:47 PM
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.
07/23/2014 9:39 PM
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.