Big Train Take on Redbirds in Crucial Matchup

For the final time this season the Big Train will take on the archrival Baltimore Redbirds Tuesday night.

 

The Big Train currently sit at 23-8, one game back from the Alexandria Aces in the South Division, while the Redbirds are 19-12 and first place in the North Division.

 

The most recent chapter in the Big Train – Redbirds rivalry came on July 5 when Baltimore stormed back from a five-run deficit late in the ballgame before stealing the game in the tenth on a Lael Lockhart Jr. walk-off single.

 

For the Big Train staying on the gas pedal from start to finish will be crucial. The team’s most recent win over the Gaithersburg Giants on Sunday provided a glimpse at what the roster is capable of when focused.  The Big Train went off for 16 hits, including four home runs, in a 13-0 win.

 

Maryland's Zach Jancarski and Justin Morris are players to watch at the plate Wednesday night. Jancarski enters the contest on a five-game hit streak, while Morris is coming off a 2-for-4 night with a triple and home run against the Giants.

 

The Bethesda batters will look to continue their success at the plate against projected Redbirds starter Zach Attianese. The North Carolina product is 1-1 with a 1.47 ERA in six appearances. He has not faced the Big Train this season.

 

The Big Train coaching staff has yet to name a starting pitcher but the bullpen, a thorn in Bethesda’s side all year outside of closer Stephen Schoch (UMBC), will likely be rested and ready to go after the day off courtesy of the All-Star Game.

 

First pitch from Calvert Hall is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.



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