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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Discount Tickets for TONIGHT's Game; Big Train Sweep Doubleheader, Now Just 2GB


Health Night Rescheduled for TONIGHT at 7:30:
Adults/Kids just $5/$3, and FREE PROGRAMS!
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Bo Logan will pitch for the Big Train tonight vs. Baltimore. 

Come out to Povich Field for a rare Tuesday night game as the Big Train face the Baltimore Redbirds in a make-up game from Saturday night. The Redbirds are ahead of the Big Train by just two games at the top of the standings and the Big Train look to close the gap.

Because the game was rescheduled, tickets will be just $5 for adultsand $3 for kids! Also, come out to the park tonight and get a FREE Big Train Souvenir Program!

Bo Logan (Florida Atlantic) will take the mound for the Big Train tonight.Logan leads the league in ERA with a meager 1.04.

Big Train Sweep Rare Day Doubleheader vs. Braves:
After Winning 10 of Last 11, Just 2 Games Out of 1st

Avondre Bollar came up big in both games yesterday vs. Herndon.

Due to the lack of electricity at Povich Field, yesterday's doubleheader became an afternoon affair. However, the heat didn't bother the Big Train as they rolled to a sweep of the Herndon Braves.
Cameron Cuneo (UC Santa Barbra) took the mound for the first game of the doubleheader and pitched six strong innings while striking out eight. 

"If we throw strikes our hitters are going to get it done," said Cuneo

The offense certainly did get it done. The Big Train scored six runs in that game, all coming in a huge third inning that was highlighted by a two-RBI double by Hunter Renfroe (Mississippi State). 

The big inning combined with solid pitching from Cuneo and Robbie Kidd (Tennessee) would be enough for the Big Train to take the first match-up by a score of 6-3. 

Jon Carlson (High Point) would make his home debut in the second half of the doubleheader, and kept the Big Train in the game until the bats could come alive. Carlson struck out four over four innings of work and gave up no earned runs. 

"My change-up was working pretty well today," said Carlson. "Pitching in front of the fans is always nice and it's nice pitching at home to get that home field [advantage]." 

Colin Kish (Florida Southern) home run in the bottom of the second tied the score at one before the offense really started going in the third inning. Adam Barry (Cal State Northridge), Renfroe, and Kish would all reach base to start the inning, followed by a two-run triple from Cole Norton (St Mary's (CA)) to give the Big Train a 4-1 lead. Norton then scored on a single from Avondre Bollar (San Diego State) to make the score 5-1.

The Big Train would end up scoring five more runs in the next two innings, giving Jordan Gross (Tulane) plenty of cushion in the top of the seventh. Gross shut down the Braves bats, capping off a 11-1 victory for the two-game sweep. "We're rolling right now," said Avondre Bollar. "We have good pitching ... we're hitting now so we're going to be fine."

The Big Train will look to continue their hot streak tonight as they host the
Baltimore Redbirds at Povich Field. Come see if Brendan Hendriks can continue his hot streak against Baltimore (two home runs against the Redbirds this year) and the Big Train can move closer to first place.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate!

Game Notes:

Avondre Bollar had a day for himself at the plate. Normally a designated hitter or late-game pinch hitter, Bollar started in both legs of yesterday's double header and came with clutch hits in both games. "I was just swinging at whatever I thought I could hit, and it worked out," said Bollar.

- With the wins, the Big Train are now just two games out of first place and have a chance to make it a single game because they face the first place Redbirds in tonight's game.
 

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