Nine Big Train Players To Compete in All-Star Game

by Ian Domeika

        Andrew Williamson celebrating a home run (Esther Frances) 

The Bethesda Big Train will be well represented on Tuesday, July 9th at the Cal Ripken Sr. League All-Star Game. Nine Big Train standouts will take the field in Olney, Maryland at First Responders Field by Servpro to showcase their skills to the rest of the league.

Manager Sal Colangelo had high praise for his All-Stars, acknowledging the hard work they have put in throughout the season.

“It reiterates that the colleges and universities send us not just good people, but good players. All I do is write the lineup and those guys went and performed at a level that allowed them to make the squad, so I couldn’t be any happier,” said Colangelo.

The Big Train will be the most represented team out of the North division, and second most represented in the league. Three Big Train pitchers made the All-Star roster, including Max Martzolf (Florida Atlantic) and Jonathon Stevens (Alabama), who rank third and fourth in the league in strikeouts, respectively.

“It’s well deserved, anytime you get accolades, it’s a different type of memory, but again it’s well deserved, and they’re going to go out there and play hard and play to win,” said Colangelo.

Possibly the brightest star in the league, Big Train center fielder Andrew Williamson (Central Florida), currently ranks second in home runs, batting average, and RBIs. The sophomore has been setting the field ablaze, reaching base in every game he has played for Bethesda.

“It means a lot, it’s a good league, and definitely means a lot to me to be there with some of my teammates for sure,” said Williamson.

Colangelo has much confidence in his star sophomore out of Central Florida and knows there are no signs of slowing him down.

“He’s a bulldog. He can run, he can steal bases for you, he can hit the ball over the fence, he really is the engine that makes us go.”

Your other Big Train All-Stars include:

Kevin Scully (James Madison)

Cole Constable (Quinnipiac)

Christopher Diaz (Tulane)

Kenan Bowman (East Carolina)

Luke Vaughn (Alabama)

Emilio Gonzalez (Florida Atlantic)

                   Kevin Scully throwing a strike (Esther Frances) 

Get tickets below to see all nine standouts on the field at First Responders Field by Servpro at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9th, or tune into the broadcast at the link below!