Big Train No-Hits Grays in Game 2; Scores 26 Runs Combined in Doubleheader Sweep

by Staff

Thomas then followed and took advantage of a favorable 3-1 count, as he found a hole on the left side of the infield with a two-run single to balloon the Big Train’s lead to 8-3. 


Matt Thomas (left; William & Mary) drove in seven runs in the 16-3 game one victory.

With three runs already home in the inning, Kemp Alderman (Ole Miss) broke the game wide open. On a 2-1 count with runners on second and third, Alderman annihilated the fourth pitch of his at-bat as it undoubtedly sailed over the left field wall for a three-run home run to give Bethesda a formidable 11-3 lead. The Ole Miss product’s rocket capped off the Big Train’s six-run sixth inning and gave him his league-leading sixth homer of the season. 

Bethesda eventually piled onto its run total with a loud Rocco Peppi (Long Beach State) solo home run in the top of the eighth to push the score to 12-3. 

Thomas then belted his grand slam in the ninth, which gave him a whopping seven RBIs for the game and put him in a tie with Alderman for the league lead in homers. 

Jack Cone (William & Mary) threw two smooth innings at the back end to close out the Grays as the Big Train captured the 16-3 win in the first game of the doubleheader. 





Matt Bedford (Notre Dame) threw five hitless innings to set the table for the bullpen, who closed out the seven-inning no-hitter in a 10-1 game two victory.

The Big Train’s dominant hitting carried over into the second game of the doubleheader, but the pitching was the storyline. Matt Bedford (Notre Dame) masterfully controlled the game on the mound, tossing five hitless shutout innings. The Grays couldn't solve the Big Train starter all night, as the only baserunner he surrendered was a hit batter in the fifth, who was quickly erased on a double play. 


Chris Bookhultz (Maryland) made his second appearance of the season in the sixth, firing a scoreless frame. Zach Locke