08/21/2018 9:56 PM
2018 Manager Awards
After members of the 2018 Bethesda Big Train departed from Shirley Povich Field as the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League co-champions, there were still awards to be handed out. Manager Sal Colangelo chose five players for this season’s awards: most valuable player, most-outstanding hitter, most-outstanding starting pitcher, most outstanding relief pitcher and most outstanding utility player.
07/31/2018 12:16 PM
Summer 2018 Recap
The scene in the pavilion of Shirley Povich Field on July 30 was similar to that of June 1. Players returned the jerseys they picked up to start the season, hugged, reminded each other to stay in touch, took pictures and parted ways as strangers-turned friends.
07/29/2018 9:19 PM
LCS Final Game Two Recap
As A.J. Lee (Maryland) stepped into the batter’s box with two outs in the top of the ninth, the Big Train fan section went wild. The shortstop proceeded to drive a double down the third-base line into the left-field corner. The crowd only got louder.
07/29/2018 12:45 AM
Recap vs Redbirds.
One of the most exciting games of the season unfolded at Shirley Povich Field on Saturday, as Big Train survived a back and forth, offensive game to beat the Baltimore Redbirds, 9-8, in game one of the Cal Ripken League championship series.
07/26/2018 11:34 PM
LCS Final Preview
After nearly two months of baseball between the Cal Ripken League’s ten teams and two rounds of playoffs, the season will come down to the same finale as each of the last nine years: Big Train will face the Baltimore Redbirds to decide the league title.
07/26/2018 9:07 PM
Semis Win Recap
Big Train and the T-Bolts battled it out through nine innings today in the second game of the semifinal series, with Big Train emerging with a 14-8 win. After winning the first game of the series after a rain delay, this win puts Big Train in the finals of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League playoffs. Big Train will be playing against the Baltimore Redbirds in the first game of the finals tomorrow, July 27, at Bethesda’s home ballpark.
07/26/2018 4:51 PM
Recap: CRCBL Semis game 1
After a rain delay halted the first game of the CRCBL semifinals for the Big Train on Wednesday, Bethesda came back out strong to finish the last inning and a half, winning 4-1 and taking the 1-0 lead in the three-game series.
07/24/2018 7:14 AM
Preview: CRCBL Semi
The Bethesda Big Train are set for their first playoff matchup of 2018, taking on the Silver Spring-Takoma Park Thunderbolts in the Ripken League semifinals.
07/21/2018 6:41 AM
Big Train players pose after the team photo.
After finishing the regular season with a 34-6 record, Bethesda Big Train is focused on winning their third Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League championship in as many years. But, the atmosphere of the club isn’t one of a team solely focused on the wins.
07/21/2018 6:24 AM
Recap at Braves.
The Bethesda Big Train (34-6) completed a historic regular season in the Cal Ripken League on Friday night when it edged the FCA Braves (18-21), 6-4, in Annandale, Virginia.