Big Train Cancels 2020 Season

Bethesda Big Train has made the decision to cancel our 2020 season.

Season Delayed Until July 1

The Cal Ripken League Board voted to delay the start of the 2020 season until July 1. 

Big Train Roundup: Wrapping Up the 2020 College Season

Carson Taylor (Virginia Tech; BT 2018) is among the Big Train alumni who shined in the abbreviated 2020 college season.

The final game of the 2020 college baseball campaign came a lot sooner than predicted, finishing off the seasons (and possibly careers) for many Big Train alumni who were off to hot starts. Let’s take a look back and highlight all of their impressive seasons that were cut too short.

Big Train Roundup: March 3 College Update

March 3 College Roundup

College baseball season is three weeks old now, and many familiar faces from Bethesda wasted no time kicking it into gear for the 2020 campaign. 


Big Train Roundup: 2020 College Preview

Burleson, Allen highlight NCAA preseason honorees

The 2020 college baseball season begins on Friday, February 14. Several Big Train alumni received preseason accolades. Here's the full rundown:

Brian Dozier and the Washington Nationals Win World Series

Dozier, Nationals claim first World Series title

Brian Dozier (Big Train 2006) and the Washington Nationals won the 2019 World Series Wednesday night, defeating the Houston Astros 6-2 in a winner-take-all Game 7. Dozier is the first Big Train alum to win a World Series title.

Lee, Kato Sweep MOP Honors; 13 Total Named All-League

Postseason Awards

Chase Lee and Kobe Kato were named Cal Ripken League Pitcher and Offensive Player of the Year, respectively, and 11 other Big Train players also earned postseason honors. 

Record Breakers: Big Train Shatter Plethora of Records in 2019 Season

Kato among Big Train record-setters

With the 2019 Big Train regular season now concluded and the season's stats officially entering the books, take a look to see which Big Train players will go down in history at Shirley Povich Field.

No Chance of Thunder: Bethesda Brings Home Title Once Again

The Bethesda Big Train have done it again! In a nail-biting game against the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts Wednesday, the Big Train pulled out in the bottom of the eighth to bring home the league crown for the fourth straight year.

Big Train, T-Bolts Face off in Decisive Game Three

Big Train vs. T-Bolts: Game Three

It's here. Game Three of the Cal Ripken League Championship between the Bethesda Big Train and Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts is Wednesday night, with all the marbles on the line. 

Big Train Stops Thunderbolts in Their Tracks

Drew Hamrock (University of Virginia) attempting a bunt in his first at-bat of the evening.

The Bethesda Big Train have tied up the championship series and will be returning to Shirley Povich for game three! Bethesda ultimately overpowered Silver Spring 6-3 in a tense night of baseball. 

The Avengers: Big Train Looks to Tie Series in Silver Spring

Christian Jayne (East Carolina) up to bat in game one of the championship series.

The Big Train will be traveling to Silver Spring to take on the Thunderbolts on their home turf. Bethesda hopes to tie the series up, forcing a third and final game back at Shirley Povich Field.

Heartbreaker: Big Train Drop First LCS Game 9-0 Against Thunderbolts

Big Train Falls in Game 1

With a jam-packed audience in attendance, the Bethesda Big Train dropped the first game of the League Championship Series 9-0, shocking the Bethesda faithful.

LCS Begins: Big Train Heavy Favorites Over Thunderbolts

LCS Kicks off: Big Train vs. T-Bolts

Two teams remain for the Cal Ripken League's Summer 2019 season. With a couple wins, either of these top-seeded teams could walk away with all of the league's glory.

Three Touchdown Win: Big Train Mops the Floor with Aces in Semifinals

Kobe Kato (University of Arizona), Cade Hunter (Virginia Tech), and Chase Lee (Alabama) are all smiles after the dominating win over the Aces.

The Bethesda Big Train have officially swept the Alexandria Aces in the semifinals! Big Train bested the Aces 24-4, keeping a cool head on a lovely summer evening.

Ready the Brooms: Bethesda Looks to Sweep Aces in Semifinals

Gio Diaz (St. Mary's) alongside Big Train batboy, Owen.

The Big Train will be traveling to Alexandria to take on the Aces in the second game of the semifinal series. Big Train fans: it's time to ready the brooms. Bethesda has the opportunity to sweep their rival team and move straight into the final of the league championship.

No Quit: Big Train Rally To Take Game One From Aces

Big Train Takes 1-0 Lead Over Aces

It wasn’t easy, but the Big Train fought off the Aces to take the first game of a best of three semifinal series.

Big Train To Open Postseason Against The Aces

LCS Semi Final Preview

The Big Train will open postseason play with a best of three series against the sixth-seeded Alexandria Aces.

Big Train (Technically) Set Team Record with 13th Consecutive Win, Defeat Thunderbolts

BT Beats SS

Wednesday night's continuation of Sunday night's game against the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts ended in victory for the Big Train three days later. Rewinding history for Bethesda means that, despite a loss Tuesday night, the Big Train technically set the team record for consecutive victories.

Big Train Pitchers Chase Lee and Dalton Ponce Share Their DMV Summer Adventures

Chase Lee (Alabama) and Dalton Ponce (St. Mary's CA) at the Bethesda Metro Station

Rather than spending their off-days resting Chase Lee and Dalton Ponce explored the DMV. Here’s a look at some of their favorite spots.

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