Big Train carry lengthy home winning streak into Friday matchup with Aces

Carson Taylor takes a swing in Bethesda's 9-5 win over Loudoun on Thursday. Taylor provided two hits and two RBI, along with a run, in the victory.

After a comeback win over the Loudoun Riverdogs on Thursday, Big Train will play its second home game in as many nights when the Alexandria Aces pay a visit on Friday.

Bethesda has continued to roll through most of its opposition this year, as it currently sits atop the Ripken League with a 17-2 record and is riding a 17-game home winning streak that dates back to 2017. The Aces sit at 9-8 and are second behind Bethesda in the South Division standings, but they did claim the teams’ most recent meeting, a 10-2 result on June 21 in Alexandria.

Righthander Chris Clarke (Southern California) is expected to take the mound for Bethesda, while Will Liverpool may do the same for the Aces. Clarke would be making his fourth Big Train appearance, having factored into a Bethesda win in each of his first three outings. He most recently threw 2.1 innings on June 26 against the Baltimore Redbirds, a continuation of June 20’s suspended game.

Bethesda’s stacked offense includes Alec Burleson (East Carolina), outfielder Justin Wylie (Arizona) and catcher Carson Taylor (Virginia Tech). All three have at least 16 RBI this season, with Burleson leading the league in the RBI, batting average and hits categories. With Jacob Southern (Jacksonville) expected to start at catcher Friday, Taylor may see some time in the infield.

One Aces player to watch is Ethan Cady, who leads the team in runs and walks and performed well against Bethesda last week, totaling two hits, two runs and an RBI.

First pitch at Povich Field, as always, will be at 7 p.m. on Friday. It will be Capitals Night at the ballpark, and fans are encouraged to rock the red and celebrate the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup victory.

The Capitals’ street team will bring games and prizes, including an inflatable hockey rink. Fans not at the game can keep up to date via Twitter (@gobigtrain) and Instagram (gobigtrain) throughout the contest, as well as by tuning into the Big Train radio broadcast under the “Watch Live” link on the Big Train homepage.

Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

November 2023
October 2023
September 2023
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
December 2022
November 2022
September 2022
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
February 2022
January 2022
December 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
March 2020
February 2020
October 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
November 2016
September 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
September 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
November 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
December 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
December 2011
You Tube
Number 11
Number 21
Number 40
Number 42
Number 5
Number 7