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Monday, June 3, 2013

Exhibition Continues TONIGHT; Big Day at CWS; CRCBL Opener on Friday!

Exhibition Continues TONIGHT with FREE Admission!
Come back to Povich Field tonight for another exhibition game! Tonight's game features the Big Train taking on the Industrial League Senators andadmission is once again FREE OF CHARGE! Also, all fans in attendance get free Big Train 2013 Season Magnet Schedules.

Due to last night's unfortunate rain out, this will be only your second and final chance to come out for one of our great exhibition match-ups. Be one of the first to check out all of the improvements to Povich Field and to relive all the great things from years past! 

And don't forget to buy your tickets to this Friday's home opener against the Youse's Orioles! Get your tickets here or at the gate on game day!
FAU Has Big Day at CWS,
Thanks to Big Train Past and Present
Florida Atlantic advanced to play North Carolina in a winner-take-all game for their Regional at the College World Series yesterday as they were able to win two games in one day to stay alive.

In the first game, the Owls faced Towson and were helped by Mitch Morales(BT '12) - pictured above #2 -as he went 2 for 3 and scored a run. But it was Hugh Adams (BT '06-'12) - pictured above #44 - who came up really big as he shut down the Tigers for the final two innings (0ER, H, BB, HBP, 3K) and allowed his team to win the game at the plate. Adams earned his third win of the season.
Later that day, the Owls faced the Tarheels of North Carolina, who were the #1 seed in the region, needed a win to force a one-game playoff on Monday. Though they went down 2-0, Bo Logan (BT '12) kept one of the best teams in the country under control for five innings (8H, BB, 2HBP, 3K) as the Owls lurked in wait. 

"He was the key to the game," FAU coach John McCormack said. "To be able to come into this atmosphere, and do what he did, he was fantastic. It was more than we anticipated."

Though they had no hits at the time, Ricky Santiago (BT '13) made their first hit count as he hit a three-run homer to take the lead for Florida Atlantic. Refusing to be unavailable for the game, Adams reappeared from the bullpen to pick up the save in the ninth inning to seal it for the Owls.

"He would not let us not make him available," McCormack said of Adams. "He's one of the greatest competitors we've ever had in my 21 years at FAU."
The Owls and 'Heels will face off at 6:00PM today for the right to play in a CWS Super Regional.

Here are how some updates on other Big Train players in the CWS:

Hunter Renfroe (BT '11-'12 / Mississippi St.) - 3/13, R, 2RBI, 2B
Tyler France (BT '13 / San Diego St.) - 3/7, BB, R, RBI, 2B
Ethan Miller (BT '12 / San Diego St.) - 1.2IP, 0ER, 3H, 0BB, K
Michael Bass (BT '11-'12 / UNC-Wilmington) - 3/12, 2BB, 3R, 2B, 2SB
Drew Farber (BT '10-'11 / UNC-Wilmington) - 3/12, BB, RBI
Kelly Secrest (BT '11-'12 / UNC-Wilmington) - 2.1IP, SV, 0ER, 2H, 0BB, HBP, K
Harrison Bruce (BT '13 / San Francisco) - 1/3, SB
Brandan Hendriks (BT '12 / San Francisco) - 1/1
Nate Fury (BT '10 / LSU) .2IP, 0ER, 0H, 0BB, 2K
Get Your Tickets for the Regular Season Opener!  
The Big Train will face the Youse's Orioles on Friday, June 7th at 7:30 at Povich Field and the stands are sure to be packed. In honor of the 15th season of Big Train baseball, the first 750 fans will receive 15th season t-shirts sponsored by Grossberg Company and McDonalds! Ronald McDonaldwill also be making his way to Povich Field on this night to throw out a first pitch.
The Big Train will also welcome the RTTs to play some live music on the concourse during the pregame and there will be a face-painter on sight to give some of our younger Big Train fans a makeover.
Tickets are available online here or at the gate. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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