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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cal Visits Povich Field! Big Train beat Orioles 12-1!

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Cal Ripken Visits Povich Field

Saturday's game against the Youse's Orioles came with a special treat for Povich Field attendees. Oriole Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. was in attendance to watch his son, Ryan, play against the Big Train.

Cal also brought Lynda Carter and her husband, Robert Altman, to the game with him. Carter is best known for her portrayal as the DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman on television throughout the 1970's. Her husband, Robert Altman, is the current chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks LLC, a nationally renowned video game company.
After the game, hundreds of fans stayed at Povich for their chance to meet Cal. He was happy to oblige, but not before meeting with the Big Train's star player and center fielder Hunter Renfroe (Mississippi State). Cal2
Cal with Zach Randolph (left) and Hunter Renfroe (right). 

Big Train Bats Continue to Produce
as Big Train Trounce Orioles 12-1


The ball leaving Renfroe's bat (and Povich Field) on his first inning grand slam.

Though the Big Train were not technically the home team on Saturday night, you would have had a lot of trouble figuring that out. The game was played at Povich Field and the Big Train played as if they were at home sweet home and demolished the Orioles by a score of 12-1.The Big Train got on the board early as Michael Bass (UNC-Wilmington) walked, Brendan Hendriks (San Francisco) reached on an error, andAdam Barry (Cal State Northridge) was hit by a pitch. That broughtHunter Renfroe (Mississippi State) to the plate to hit the Big Train's first grand slam of the season.

The Orioles had it just as bad in the second inning. After Brennan Middleton (Tulane) was hit by a pitch and Bass walked again, Hendrikssingled to bring in a run. Then Barry singled and Renfroe walked leading to a bases-loaded single from Tucker Tobin (George Mason) to score another run. After an error by the right fielder brought home two more, the score stood at 8-0 after just two innings.

While the big innings were over, the Big Train were not done scoring. Four more runs would go up on the board before the end of the game compared to just one from the Orioles. The biggest of those runs wasRenfore's second home run of the night.

Ryan Doran (San Diego State) starred on the mound for the Big Train as he had a no-hitter through 4.1 innings with the score 11-0. He ended up getting the win after pitching five innings on just one hit and no walks while striking out five.

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