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Short-handed Big Train Fall to Mid-Atlantic Rookies 6-3

By:Michael Natelli
846 people showed up for the first game at Povich Field.
It was a beautiful night for baseball at Povich Field on Saturday, as the Bethesda Big Train played their first exhibition game of the season against the Mid-Atlantic Rookies in front of a crowd of 846 people. 
 
The Rookies got on the board early and often, pushing across six runs in the first three innings. But the Big Train’s pitching was the story from that point forward. While the Big Train did trail 6-1 heading into the top of the fourth, three different Big Train pitchers recorded at least one shutout inning through the final four frames. 
 
Michael Judge (Methodist University) would be the first Big Train reliever of the game, giving up just one hit and striking out one in one inning of work. Kit Scheetz (Virginia Tech) then recorded two shutout frames in the fifth and sixth innings, striking out four and walking just one. 
 
In the top of the seventh, Trevor Charpie (University of Tennessee) would get into some trouble, allowing the first two batters of the inning to reach base. However, Charpie then showcased his composure, managing to record a strikeout and then generate an inning-ending double play to keep the deficit at five.
 
After pushing across just one run in the first six innings, the Big Train would rally in the seventh, scoring two runs. Logan Farrar led off the inning with a stand-up triple to right field, and would score on an error as Fox Samones reached first base. Samones then advanced all the way to third base on a throwing error, and scored on a groundball by Christian Colangelo. However, five runs would prove to be too large of a deficit to overcome, as the Big Train fell to the Rookies 6-3.
 
"The guys played hard," said manager Sal Colangelo. "They love the game of baseball and they stay focused. We have a great group of guys that want to play and get after it."
 
The Big Train will look to push their exhibition record to 1-1 tomorrow night against the Gaithersburg Giants, one of the two new teams in the CRCBL, at 7:30 PM at Shirley Povich Field. Come out and receive free admission and a schedule magnet! 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!

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