Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Bats Power Big Train Over Braves

Bats Power BT Over Braves

 
The Bethesda Big Train (28-7) traveled to Herndon to take on the Braves (16-16) on Monday night.  The Big Train looked to bounce back after a loss the previous night and in the 13-6 win, Sean Labsan (Florida Atlantic) got the started nod and in five innings of work gave up two runs on two hits while striking out an outstanding 10 batters.
 
The Big Train scored early and often.  To kick it off in the top of the 1st inning, Logan Farrar (Virginia Commonwealth) doubled and Brandon Lowe (Maryland) was hit by a pitch.  With both men on, Wes Rea (Mississippi State) clobbered a four bagger, giving the Big Train an early 3-0 lead.
 
The Big Train added one run in both the 3rd and 4th innings.  Chris Lewis (Sacramento State) hit a solo homer in the 3rd and Cody Brown (Mississippi State) hit a solo home run in the 4th. 
 
In the bottom of the 4th, the Braves hit a two-run home run to cut the Big Train lead to 5-2.
 
In the 5th inning, Wes Rea hit his second 3-run dinger of the game, giving him a league leading five on the season and six RBIs in the game.
 
In the 7th inning, the Big Train added on some extra runs.  Cody Brown was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring Chris Lewis.  Then, Albee Weiss (Cal State Northridge) hit a bases clearing single giving them 13 runs on the night.
 
The Braves added two runs in each of the 6th and 7th inning, but it was not enough.  The Big Train offense exploded for four home runs and 15 hits.
 
Notes:  Wes Rea had two home runs and six RBIs...Cody Brown and Albee Weiss had two RBI each....Stephen Alemais (Tulane) had three hits....Come out to Povich Field on Tuesday night to watch the Big Train play against the Baltimore Dodgers.

2014 CRCBL Standings 
 
TEAM
W
L
%
GB
BIG TRAIN 
28
7
.800
 -
Baltimore Redbirds
23
10
.697
4
Alexandria Aces
21
15
.583
7.5
Rockville Express
19
16
.543
9
Gaithersburg Giants
17
16
.515
10
FCA Herndon Braves
16
16
.500
10.5
Vienna River Dogs
15
18
.456
12
Youse's Orioles
13
20
.397
14
SS-Takoma T-Bolts
12
23
.343
16
Baltimore Dodgers
11
22
.333
16
DC Grays
11
23
.324
16.5

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By I.S.S.A.
OBJECTIVES: This investigation determined whether an in-home resistance training program achieved health benefits in older adults with disabilities.
METHODS: A randomized controlled trial compared the effects of assigning 215 older persons to either a home-based resistance exercise training group or a waiting list control group. Assessments were conducted at baseline and at 3 and 6 months following randomization. The program consisted of videotaped exercise routines performed with elastic bands of varying thickness.
RESULTS: High rates of exercise adherence were achieved, with 89% of the recommended exercise sessions performed over 6 months. Relative to controls, subjects who participated in the program achieved statistically significant lower extremity strength improvements of 6% to 12%, a 20% improvement in tandem gait, and a 15% to 18% reduction in physical and overall disability at the 6-month follow-up. No adverse health effects were encountered.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings provide important evidence that home-based resistance exercise programs designed for older persons with disabilities hold promise as an effective public health strategy.
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Big Train Down Orioles



On Saturday night, the Youse's Orioles (13-20) played host to the Bethesda Big Train (27-6) at Shirley Povich Field.  In the 7-3 win, Henry Sisson (North Carolina), took the rubber and surrendered three runs on four hits in five innings of work. 

Out of the bullpen, Josh Thorne (Stetson) pitched three strong innings allowing zero runs on three hits.  Thorne earned the win, his fourth of the season.  Tim Yandel (Tulane) pitched a scoreless 9th inning.

The Big Train struck early on a Brandon Lowe (Maryland) groundout that scored Stephen Alemais (Tulane), who reached on a throwing error by the Orioles.

However, Baltimore scored the next three runs of the game giving them a 3-1 lead.  

The Oriole lead remained at two runs until the top of the 7th inning when the Big Train crossed the plate for five runs while batting around the order.  
It started when Ryne Willard (N.C. State) hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Wes Rea (Mississippi State).  As a pinch hitter, Sean Labsan (Florida Atlantic), then lasered a ball down the right field line for an RBI double.  Andrew Brown (San Diego State) and Brandon Lowe hit consecutive RBI singles before Chris Lewis (Sacramento State) hit a sacrifice fly to give the Big Train a 6-3 lead.

In the top of the 8th inning, the Big Train tacked on an insurance run.  Kevin Tatum (Cornell) led the inning off with a double and scored when the next batter, Cody Brown (Mississippi State), hit a sharp single up the middle.  The Big Train took a 7-3 lead, heading into the bottom of the 8th inning.
Come back to Povich Sunday night to watch the Big Train take on D.C. Grays


2014 CRCBL Standings 
TEAM
W
L
%
GB
BIG TRAIN 
27
6
.818
 -
Baltimore Redbirds
21
10
.677
5
Alexandria Aces
20
15
.571
8
Rockville Express
18
15
.545
9
Gaithersburg Giants
16
16
.500
10.5
FCA Herndon Braves
15
15
.500
10.5
Vienna River Dogs
15
17
.470
11.5
Youse's Orioles
13
20
.397
14
SS-Takoma T-Bolts
12
21
.364
15
Baltimore Dodgers
11
21
.344
15.5
DC Grays
10
22
.313
16.5

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Big Train Clobber Giants


Wes Rea watching the ball as he crushes a 3-run HR.


On a beautiful Friday night, the Bethesda Big Train (26-6) took on the Gaithersburg Giants (14-16) in front of 614 fans.  Kit Scheetz (Virginia Tech) started the game for Bethesda and in six innings of work, gave up one run on four hits while striking out six batters.  The Big Train won 14-4 and have won four games in a row.

The Big Train took the lead in the first inning.  Stephen Alemais (Tulane) walked, and on a terrific hustle play, advanced from first base to third base on a groundout by Logan Farrar (Virginia Commonwealth).  Brandon Lowe (Maryland) proceeded to hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score Alemais from third, giving the Big Train a 1-0 lead.

The Giants scored one run on two hits to tie the game at 1-1 in the top of the 2nd inning.

In the bottom of the 2nd, the powerful Big Train offense showed up.  Wes Rea (Mississippi State) led the inning off with a double and advanced to third on a sharp single up the middle by Cody Brown (Mississippi State).  After Ryne Willard (N.C. State) walked to load the bases, Tony DiLeo(Eastern Michigan) doubled to opposite field, scoring Rea and Brown.  Next batter, Logan Farrar, walked in Willard.  Brandon Lowe, then recorded his second and third RBI of the game on a broken bat single to right field.  To top the inning off, Wes Rea cleared the bases on a 3-run tater over the center field scoreboard, his third of the season, giving the Big Train a 9-1 lead.

The Big Train tacked on two more runs on a two RBI single by Andrew Brown (San Diego State) in the 4th inning.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, the Big Train pushed across one more run to put the score at 12-1.  Wes Rea walked to score Tony DiLeo, who walked to begin the inning.

In the 6th inning, Sean Labsan (Florida Atlantic) came in as a pinch hitter in the designated hitter spot, and clobbered a 1-1 pitch over the right center field wall for a two run dinger.  In limited action at the plate, Labsan has hit .391 on the season with three doubles and two home runs.  The Big Train led 14-1 through six innings.

In the remaining three innings the Giants scored three runs, but it was not enough to comeback against the explosive Big Train bats. 

Notes: The Big Train scored 11 runs on 14 hits...Saturday Night the Big Train take on the Youse's Orioles at 7:30 at Shirley Povich Field.

2014 CRCBL Standings 
 
TEAM
W
L
%
GB
BIG TRAIN 
26
6
.813
 -
Baltimore Redbirds
19
10
.655
5.5
Alexandria Aces
20
14
.588
7
Rockville Express
18
14
.563
8
FCA Herndon Braves
14
15
.483
10.5
Vienna River Dogs
14
16
.467
11
Gaithersburg Giants
14
16
.467
11
Youse's Orioles
13
19
.409
13
SS-Takoma T-Bolts
12
20
.375
14
Baltimore Dodgers
11
20
.355
14.5
DC Grays
10
21
.323
15.5