Carson Taylor (Virginia Tech; BT 2018) is among the Big Train alumni who shined in the abbreviated 2020 college season.
The final game of the 2020 college baseball campaign came a lot sooner than predicted, finishing off the seasons (and possibly careers) for many Big Train alumni who were off to hot starts. Let’s take a look back and highlight all of their impressive seasons that were cut too short.
March 3 College Roundup
College baseball season is three weeks old now, and many familiar faces from Bethesda wasted no time kicking it into gear for the 2020 campaign.
Burleson, Allen highlight NCAA preseason honorees
The 2020 college baseball season begins on Friday, February 14. Several Big Train alumni received preseason accolades. Here's the full rundown:
Dozier, Nationals claim first World Series title
Brian Dozier (Big Train 2006) and the Washington Nationals won the 2019 World Series Wednesday night, defeating the Houston Astros 6-2 in a winner-take-all Game 7. Dozier is the first Big Train alum to win a World Series title.
Chase Lee and Kobe Kato were named Cal Ripken League Pitcher and Offensive Player of the Year, respectively, and 11 other Big Train players also earned postseason honors.
Kato among Big Train record-setters
With the 2019 Big Train regular season now concluded and the season's stats officially entering the books, take a look to see which Big Train players will go down in history at Shirley Povich Field.
The Bethesda Big Train have done it again! In a nail-biting game against the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts Wednesday, the Big Train pulled out in the bottom of the eighth to bring home the league crown for the fourth straight year.
Big Train vs. T-Bolts: Game Three
It's here. Game Three of the Cal Ripken League Championship between the Bethesda Big Train and Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts is Wednesday night, with all the marbles on the line.
Drew Hamrock (University of Virginia) attempting a bunt in his first at-bat of the evening.
The Bethesda Big Train have tied up the championship series and will be returning to Shirley Povich for game three! Bethesda ultimately overpowered Silver Spring 6-3 in a tense night of baseball.
Christian Jayne (East Carolina) up to bat in game one of the championship series.
The Big Train will be traveling to Silver Spring to take on the Thunderbolts on their home turf. Bethesda hopes to tie the series up, forcing a third and final game back at Shirley Povich Field.
Big Train Falls in Game 1
With a jam-packed audience in attendance, the Bethesda Big Train dropped the first game of the League Championship Series 9-0, shocking the Bethesda faithful.
LCS Kicks off: Big Train vs. T-Bolts
Two teams remain for the Cal Ripken League's Summer 2019 season. With a couple wins, either of these top-seeded teams could walk away with all of the league's glory.
Kobe Kato (University of Arizona), Cade Hunter (Virginia Tech), and Chase Lee (Alabama) are all smiles after the dominating win over the Aces.
The Bethesda Big Train have officially swept the Alexandria Aces in the semifinals! Big Train bested the Aces 24-4, keeping a cool head on a lovely summer evening.
Gio Diaz (St. Mary's) alongside Big Train batboy, Owen.
The Big Train will be traveling to Alexandria to take on the Aces in the second game of the semifinal series. Big Train fans: it's time to ready the brooms. Bethesda has the opportunity to sweep their rival team and move straight into the final of the league championship.
Big Train Takes 1-0 Lead Over Aces
It wasn’t easy, but the Big Train fought off the Aces to take the first game of a best of three semifinal series.
LCS Semi Final Preview
The Big Train will open postseason play with a best of three series against the sixth-seeded Alexandria Aces.
BT Beats SS
Wednesday night's continuation of Sunday night's game against the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts ended in victory for the Big Train three days later. Rewinding history for Bethesda means that, despite a loss Tuesday night, the Big Train technically set the team record for consecutive victories.
Chase Lee (Alabama) and Dalton Ponce (St. Mary's CA) at the Bethesda Metro Station
Rather than spending their off-days resting Chase Lee and Dalton Ponce explored the DMV. Here’s a look at some of their favorite spots.
Big Train Finishes Game vs. T-Bolts
Wednesday night's contest between the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts and the Bethesda Big Train will be a continuation of a game rained out earlier in the season. That means it will begin 1-0--that lone score? Drew Hamrock's first home run on the season.
Numerous host families throw out their first pitches to the players they hosted for the season.
Though the Bethesda Big Train may have fallen to the D.C. Grays, the evening was spent honoring the amazing host families within the community. Bethesda wouldn't be able to extend offers, much less play games without the tremendous help from these families.