Redbirds sweep the Big Train to Capture Fourth Straight League Championship

By:Ryan Raigrodski
The Bethesda Big Train lost a heartbreaker 5-2 in the second and final game of the CRCBL championship series.

The Baltimore Redbirds defeated the Bethesda Big Train 5-2 in game 2 of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League championship series Saturday night at Shirley Povich Field to complete the sweep over the Big Train and capture their fourth straight league championship.

Big Train Fall in Continuation of Suspended Game 1

By:Ben Harris
Drew Strotman enters Saturday's conclusion of Game 1, picking up the loss in a 3-2 15 inning showdown with the rival Baltimore Redbirds. (Photo by Lisa A. Kammerman/Big Train Photos)

After 14 innings and four and a half hours of baseball Friday night, it took just one inning and 18 minutes to settle Game 1 of the League Championship Series Saturday.

League Championship Series Game 1 Suspended After 14 Innings

By:Ben Harris
Chris Lewis unloads for his 38th and 39th RBIs on the season, putting the Big Train up 2-1 in the fifth inning. (Photo by Bruce Adams)

The #18 nationally ranked Bethesda Big Train and #20 ranked Baltimore Redbirds faced off in a marathon Game 1 of the League Championship Series Friday, that, after 14 pitchers and 14 gut-wrenching innings, was ultimately suspended. 

Walks Prove Crucial As Big Train Wins Back and Forth Battle to Advance to Championship

By:Chris Rogers
Walks Prove Crucial As Big Train Wins Back and Forth Battle to Advance to Championship

Big Train capitalized on five consecutive seventh-inning walks to rally and defeat the visiting Herndon Braves, 8-6, in game two of the semifinal round Tuesday night.

Big Train Victorious in Game 1 of the Semifinals

By:Kyle Brown
The Big Train will look to clinch a spot in the finals Tuesday night at Povich Field in Game 2 against the Braves. Photo Credit: Lisa A. Kammerman/BigTrainPhotos

The Bethesda Big Train slugged their way to a 9-5 victory on the road against the FCA Herndon Braves Monday night to gain a 1-0 advantage in the best-of-three semifinal series.

Bethesda Takes Home Third Straight Regular Season Title

By:Ben Harris
The Big Train celebrate one of their 29 wins on the season. Bethesda heads into the playoffs to face the Herndon Braves in the semi-finals after a first round bye. (Photo by Lisa A. Kammerman/Big Train Photos)

For the third straight season and the fifth in the last seven years, the Bethesda Big Train have taken home the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League’s regular season title. 

Tim Yandel: A Two-Way Star Emerges

By:Ben Harris
Yandel has proven devastating on the mound, racking up a 1.32 earned run average with close to league-leading strikeout numbers. (Photo by Lisa A. Kammerman/Big Train Photos)

Like all good opportunities, it took an immense amount of hard work, dedication, and just a bit of nagging.

2015 CRCBL Playoff Preview

By:Kyle Brown
Coming off a 29-11 regular season campaign, the Bethesda Big Train players are looking to win the Cal Ripken League title for the fourth time in seven years. Photo Credit: Lisa A. Kammerman/BigTrainPhotos

Coming off a 29-11 regular season campaign, the Bethesda Big Train players are looking to win the Cal Ripken League title for the fourth time in seven years.

Bethesda Drops Finale to Aces after Clinching League Title

By:Ben Harris
Right-hander Drew Strotman threw two innings of work in the Big Train's season finale loss to Alexandria. (Photo by Lisa A. Kammerman/Big Train Photos)

After clinching the number one overall seed and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, the Big Train fell to Alexandria on Fan Appreciation Night, Friday. 

Lewis's Big Night Fuels Big Train In Clinching Victory

By:Chris Rogers
Lewis's Big Night Fuels Big Train In Clinching Victory

Chris Lewis (Sacramento State) hit two home runs and drove in four as Big Train defeated the Herndon Braves 6-2 Thursday night. With the win, Big Train clinched at least a tie with the Baltimore Redbirds for the league’s best record and title of Regular Season Champions, which will be the eighth in team history. Big Train will also be the number 1 seed in the upcoming playoffs. 

League-Leading Pitching Staff Bolsters Bethesda's Playoff Hopes
July 23, 2015 3:40 PM

Bethesda Gets Short End of Pitchers' Duel, Shutout 2-0 in D.C.
July 22, 2015 11:33 PM

Yandel’s Blast Powers Big Train to Extra-Innings Win over Aces
July 21, 2015 11:44 PM

Monaco’s Strong Start Leads Big Train to 5-3 Win Over Vienna
July 20, 2015 11:09 PM

MVP and Most Outstanding Pitcher Award Considerations
July 20, 2015 1:16 PM

Big Train Defeat T-Bolts on the Road to Win Fourth Straight
July 19, 2015 10:36 PM

Big Train Clinches South Divison with Shutout Victory
July 18, 2015 11:18 PM

Big Train Throw Near No-Hitter in Rout of Dodgers
July 16, 2015 9:48 PM

South All-Stars Capitalize on Walks, Beat North 3-2
July 16, 2015 1:15 PM

Big Train and Braves Split Twin Bill
July 13, 2015 11:45 PM

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