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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Big Train's Big Arms Neutralize Nats' Bats; BT Players in Pro Ball!

Big Train's Big Arms Neutralize Nats' Bats;
Win Fourth Game in Two Days

The Big Train traveled to Waldorf, Maryland on Monday night to take on the Southern Maryland Nationals in a doubleheader at Regency Furniture Stadium.
Box Scores: Game 1: W, 2-0 | Game 2: W, 9-1

In the first game, Danny Mooney (Davidson) got the start for the Big Train. Mooney pitched a seven-inning complete game shutout, giving up seven hits and two walks while striking out seven.

The Big Train got their first run in the top of the third, as an RBI single byRyan Willard (Tallahassee CC) - pictured above - scored Ty France (San Diego St.). Willard himself scored in the top of the fifth, giving the Big Train the 2-0 lead. With Mooney pitching a shutout, the two runs were more than enough to get the victory, as the Big Train won 2-0.

Bubba Derby (San Diego State) started for the Big Train in the second game and gave the team five shutout innings. Derby gave up just four hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Derby pitched his entire outing with a lead, as the Big Train offense gave him eight runs of support.

A balk and an RBI groundout by France gave the Big Train the early 2-0 lead in the first, before a sac fly by David Del Grande (Sacramento State) scoredJosh Spano (High Point) to push the lead to 3-0.

In the third inning, a two-run blast by Ryne Willard drove in Johnny Cole(Coastal Carolina), making the score 5-0. After a sacrifice fly by Kyle Wernicki (Virginia Tech), Willard struck again in the fourth, hitting a two-RBI single to extend the Big Train lead to 8-0.

The Big Train added one more insurance run in the sixth, as a solo home run by Ricky Santiago (Florida Atlantic) pushed the score to 9-0. The Nationals scored a run in the bottom of the sixth, but Trevor Charpie (Tennessee) pitched a perfect seventh inning to give the Big Train the 9-1 win.

After sweeping the doubleheader in Waldorf, the Big Train travel to Herndon on Tuesday to take on the FCA Herndon Braves. On Wednesday, the Big Train will host the CRCBL All-Star Game at Povich Field! There will be six players representing the Big Train in the mid-summer classic, so come on out to see the best that the league has to offer!

The next Big Train home game is on Thursday against the Presstman Cardinals on Carnival Night. Tickets can be purchased here or at the gate. 

BT Players in Pro Ball;
Renfroe and Bass Team Up In Eugene
Hunter Renfroe (Mississippi State) - left - and Michael Bass (UNC-Wilmington) - right - played on the Big Train together in the summers of 2011 and 2012. They won a National Championship for the Big Train together. And now they play together in the Northwest League (Short Season A) for the Eugene Emeralds. After both were drafted by the San Diego Padres -- Renfroe 13th overall, Bass 808th -- they were reunited in the Pacific Northwest. Both are off to good starts as Bass has shown off his glove and is hitting almost .300 and Renfroe is up to his usual tricks (infield singles, homers, and outfield assists).

Here's a full list of the former Big Train players playing pro ball this season:

Hugh Adams, RHP (BT 2006-12) St. Paul Saints (American Assn - IND) 0-0, 7.94 ERA in 5 games.

Martin Agosta, RHP (BT 2011) Augusta Greenjackets (So. Atlantic Lg. - Lo A) 7-2, 2.18 ERA in 14 games.

Michael Aldrete, RHP (BT 2011) Peoria Chiefs (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 2-2, 1 Save, 5.49 ERA in 26 games.

Cody Allen, RHP (BT 2008 & 2010) Cleveland Indians (American League - MLB) 4-1, 2 Saves, 2.27 ERA in 40 games.

Michael Bass, 2B (BT 2011-12)  Eugene Emeralds (Northwest Lg. - ss-A) .284 in 20 games.

Matt Bowman, RHP (BT 2010-11-12) St. Lucie Mets (Fla. State Lg. - Hi A) 5-2, 2.75 ERA in 11 games; after starting season with Savannah Sand Gnats (So. Atlantic Lg. - Lo A) 4-0, 2.64 ERA in 5 games.

Collin Cargill, RHP (BT 2007) Jacksonville Suns (Southern Lg. - AA) 2-1, 0.99 ERA in 23 games; after starting season with Jupiter Hammerheads (Fla. State Lg. - Hi A) 0-0, 0.00 ERA in 5 games.

Mike Costanzo, 3B (BT 2003) Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Southern Lg. - AA) .000 in 2 games; after starting season with Syracuse Chiefs (International Lg. - AAA)  .220 with 10 HR and 29 RBI in 66 games.

Tucker Donahue, RHP (BT 2011) Lansing Lugnuts (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 3-2, 5.90 ERA in 31 games.

Ryan Doran, RHP (BT 2012) AZL Diamondbacks (Arizona Lg. - Rookie) 3-0, 2.08 ERA in 4 games.

Brian Dozier, 2B (BT 2006) Minnesota Twins (American Lg. - MLB) .235, 8 HR, 35 RBI in 81 games.

Chris Duffy, 3B/1B/OF (BT 2007) New Jersey Jackals (Canadian-American Lg. - IND) .297, 6 HR, 31 RBI in 52 games; after starting season with Camden Riversharks (Atlantic Lg. - IND) .000 in 3 games.

Ryan Garton, RHP (BT 2011) Bowling Green Hot Rods (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 1-3, 6 Saves, 3.38 ERA in 28 games.

Ben Griset, LHP (BT 2012) Hudson Valley Renegades (NY-Penn Lg. - ss-A) 0-2, 6.11 ERA in 5 games.

Carlos Gutierrez, RHP (BT 2005) Tennessee Smokies (Southern Lg. - AA) 0-0, 1 Save, 0.00 ERA in 2 games; after starting season with AZL Cubs ( Arizona Lg. - Rookie) 0-0, 0.00 ERA in 1 game and Daytona Cubs (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) 0-0, 1 Save, 1.50 ERA in 3 games.

Terry "T. J." Hose, RHP (BT 2004) Long Island Ducks (Atlantic Lg. - IND) 1-1, 1 Save,  3.03 ERA in 25 games.   Restored to active list on 7/2/2013.

Alex Hudak, OF (BT 2011) Lexington Legends (So. Atlantic Lg. - Lo A) .267 in 11 games; after starting season with Wilmington Blue Rocks (Carolina Lg. - Hi A) .202, 2 HR, 10 RBI in 26 games.

Brenden Kalfus, OF (BT 2011) Vancouver Canadians (Northwest Lg. - ss-A) .270 in 24 games.

Matt Long, OF (BT 2006) Salt Lake City Bees (PCL - AAA) .299, 6 HR, 31 RBI in 57 games; after starting season with Arkansas Travelers (Texas Lg. - AA) hitting .311 with 3 HR and 19 RBI in 32 games.

Joe Mantiply, LHP (BT 2010) Connecticut Tigers (NY-Penn Lg. - ss-A) 0-1, 1.84 ERA in 6 games.

Michael McKenry, C (BT 2004) Pittsburgh Pirates (National Lg. - MLB) Hitting .182 with 3 HR and 10 RBI in 35 games.

Brennan Middleton, SS/2B/3B (BT 2010-11-12)  Auburn Doubledays (NY-Penn Lg. - ss-A)  On Disabled List, so he has no record yet.

Ethan Miller, RHP (BT 2012) AZL Giants (Arizona Lg. - Rookie) 0-0, 4.05 ERA in 5 games.

Chris Mobley, RHP (BT 2002) Na Koa Ikaika Maui "Maui (Hawaii) Strong Warriors" (Pacific Assn. of Pro BB - IND) 1-0, 6 saves, 0.84 ERA in 10 games.

Daryl Norris, RHP (BT 2011)  GCL Tigers (Gulf Coast Lg. - Rookie) 0-0, 27.00 ERA in 1 game.

Cole Norton, OF (BT 2012) Grand Junction Rockies (Pioneer Lg. - Rookie) .302 in 14 games.

Drew Permison, RHP (BT 2010) Vancouver Canadians (Northwest Lg. - ss-A). On Disabled List, so he has no record yet for this season.

Jimmy Reed, LHP (BT 2010) State College Spikes (NY-Penn Lg. - ss-A) 1-1, 1 Save, 1.38 ERA in 4 games.

Hunter Renfroe, OF (BT 2011-12) Eugene Emeralds (Northwest Lg. - ss-A) .400 and 2 home runs in 5 games.

Josh Schneider, RHP (BT 2010-11) Rockford Aviators (Frontier Lg. - IND) 0-0, 3.54 ERA in 9 games.  Released on June 28, 2013.

Danny Stienstra, 1B (BT 2008-09-10) Palm Beach Cardinals (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) .281, 4 HR, 31 RBI in 83 games.

Nick Vickerson, 2B (BT 2010) Hickory Crawdads (South Atlantic Lg. - Lo A) .255, 6 HR, 18 RBI in 49 games.

Elliott Waterman, LHP (BT 2011) GCL Nationals (Gulf Coast Lg. - Rookie) 0-0, 0.00 ERA in 2 games; after starting season with Auburn Doubledays (New York- Penn Lg. - ss-A). 0-0, 7.20 ERA in 3 games.

Matt Wickswat, LHP (BT 2006) Windy City Thunderbolts (Frontier Lg. - IND) 2-8, 5.90 ERA in 11 games.

Justin Wright, LHP (BT 2008) Springfield Cardinals (Texas Lg.- AA) 0-1, 4.00 ERA in 31 games.

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