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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Big Train Fall To Braves

 

The Big Train had their eyes set on victory as they played the Herndon Braves on a hot Tuesday night at Povich Field.  Bo Logan (Florida Atlantic) took the mound for the first inning for the Big Train in a 4-3 loss in extra innings.  Ray Lambert (Cal State Northridge) came in to the game in the second inning and pitched four innings giving up one run on five hits.

Luis Collazo (Virginia Tech) pitched the next four innings for the Big Train and secured the hold, giving up no runs and no hits.

Cody Brown (Mississippi State) hit a solo shot in his first action as the lead off hitter for the Big Train.  This home run marked Brown's his third homer in four games and his third game in a row with a homer at Povich.

In the bottom of the 1st inning, the Braves were able to score two runs on five hard-hit singles off of Logan.

The Braves crossed the plate for another run in the 3rd inning to give them a 3-1 lead over the Big Train.

The Big Train were able to tie the ball game at three in the top of the 5th.  The bases were loaded after a Justin Morris (Maryland) walk, and singles by Cody Brown and Logan Farrar (Virginia Commonwealth).  With Brandon Lowe (Maryland) batting, Morris scored on a wild pitch that also moved Brown to third base.  Brown scored later in the at-bat after Lowe grounded out to first base.

In the bottom of the 5th, the Braves threatened to score but all hope was quelled when Cody Brown gunned a Braves runner out at third base trying to go first to third on a single.  Lambert then struck out the next batter to end the inning.

The 10th inning was the last of the game, as the Braves hit a walk off double to score a runner who was hit by a pitch.

2014 CRCBL Standings 
 
TEAM
W
L
%
GB
BIG TRAIN 
18
4
.818
 -
Rockville Express
14
9
.609
4.5
Baltimore Redbirds
12
8
.600
5
Alexandria Aces
12
10
.545
6
Vienna River Dogs
10
10
.500
7
Herndon Braves
10
10
.500
7
Youse's Orioles
10
12
.455
8
Gaithersburg Giants
10
13
.435
8.5
DC Grays
9
14
.391
9.5
SS-Takoma T-Bolts
8
13
.381
9.5
Baltimore Dodgers
6
16
.273
12

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