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Friday, June 7, 2013

Home Opener / Homer's B-Day on Saturday; Renfroe Drafted 13th; Big Train Fall in Towson

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Tonight's Game Postponed, Home Opener
/ Homer's Birthday on Saturday Night! 

 

Tonight's scheduled Opening Night game against the Youse's Orioles has beenpostponed due to the inclement weather. The game is rescheduled forTuesday, June 11th at 5pm.
The Big Train will face the Gaithersburg Giants at 7:30pm on Saturdaynight in what will be their first regular season home game. The Big Train are also happy to celebrate Homer's Birthday with a whole bunch of mascotscoming from all over to celebrate.
Make sure you show up to Povich Field early as seats are sure to go fast! Not only that, but the Washington Kastles will be out to hold a pregame tennis clinic!
And due to the rainout of tonight's game, the first 750 fans will receive Opening Night T-Shirts sponsored by Grossberg Company and McDonalds.

Click here to get your tickets now! 


Hunter Renfroe Drafted 13th Overall in MLB Draft
The Bethesda Big Train would like to congratulate Hunter Renfroe (BT '11-'12 / Mississippi State) for being drafted 13th by the San Diego Padres inThursday night's Major League Baseball Draft.

Renfroe, a native of Crystal Springs, Mississippi, led the Big Train to many victories over the last two seasons. His power, speed, throwing arm, and sportsmanship are everything that the Bethesda Big Train strives to be.
A member of the 2011 National Championship team, Renfroe was the team's Most Outstanding Hitter and set the team record for home runs in the summer of 2011.

Renfroe returned to Bethesda in 2012 and set league records for home runs, RBI, runs scored, slugging percentage, and total bases. For his efforts, the Big Train retired his #11.

"Hunter is the best five-tool player I have ever coached and the greatest position player ever to play in this league," said Big Train Manager Sal Colangelo.

Renfroe's selection at #13 sets the record for the highest a player has ever been drafted who played in the CRCBL the previous summer. It is also the highest a Big Train player has ever been drafted.

Renfroe was named a First Team All-American by Louisville Slugger this season at Mississippi State (along with many other honors). His season continues as they face the Virginia Cavaliers in Charlottesville in a best-of-three series in the Super Regionals of the College World Series. 

Big Train Drop Season Opener in Baltimore, 0-2
 
The Big Train got their regular season underway last night in a rematch of last year's CRCBL Championship against the Baltimore Redbirds.
While the Big Train ultimately lost the season-opener 2-0 in a weather- shortened game, there were certainly some positives that could be taken from the game.

Big Train veterans Tucker Tobin (George Mason) and Mike Miedzianowski(High Point) each pieced together solid season debuts, collecting two hits apiece. Tobin also drew a walk and made two assists on defense.

Starting Pitcher Zach Morris (Maryland) put together a solid start, bouncing back after Saturday's exhibition loss to the Mid-Atlantic Rookies. Morris recorded four strikeouts while giving up just three hits over 5.1 innings. Kit Scheetz (Virginia Tech) then came in to pitch the final two outs of the sixth inning, giving up no runs while striking out one. 
For a box score of last night's game, click here.
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