Trailing 3-1 after three innings, the Bethesda Big Train used a five-run fourth inning and then added two more in the fifth and one in the sixth to pull out a 9-4 road victory against the Silver Spring-Takoma Park Thunderbolts at Montgomery Blair High School Monday night.
The come-from-behind victory was Bethesda’s eighth win in its past 10 games and moved the Big Train’s record to 16-11. After a sluggish start to the season, the three-time defending Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League champions are 2 1/2 games behind the first-place Baltimore Redbirds (18-8).
Michael Miedvianowski sparked the fourth-inning rally with a three-run double, and Adam Barry added an RBI single. For the game, Barry and Miedvianowski each knocked in three runs, Avondre Bollar drew three walks and had two RBI, and Brennan Middleton and Colin Kish each had two hits to fuel a Bethesda offense that produced 11 hits against a pair of Silver Spring pitchers.
On the mound, Ryan Doran worked four innings of shutout relief to close out the victory.
Chris Thompson paced the Thunderbolts (8-19) with two home runs and three RBI, and Chris Bzozowski added two hits, including a homer, and an RBI. Silver Spring slipped to last place in the league standings with the setback.
Bethesda Big Train 9, Silver Spring-Takoma Park Thunderbolts 4
Bethesda (16-11) 0 0 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 — 9 11 0
Silver Spring (8-19) 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 — 4 7 2
WP — Bo Logan. LP — Sam Kmiec. 2B: Brennan Middletown, Avondre Bollar, Michael Miedvianowski. HR: Silver Spring — Chris Thompson 2, Chris Bzozowski. RBI: Bethesda — Adam Barry 3, Michael Miedvianowski 3, Avondre Bollar 2. Silver Spring — Chris Thompson 3, Chris Bzozowski 1.