BETHESDA — The Bethesda Big Train scored three runs in the first inning Sunday en route to a 14-5 victory over the visiting Rockville Express at Shirley Povich Field.
The win marked the Big Train’s 10th victory in 11 games while the Express suffered their fourth loss in nine games.
Fox Semones (James Madison University), AJ Lee (University of Maryland) and John Glenn (California Baptist University) all scored runs in the first inning to help the Big Train jump out to a 3-0 advantage.
However, the Express answered with a pair of runs in the third inning before the Big Train scored multiple runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.
“You always want to score in the first inning,” said Big Train pitcher Alec Burleson, “and that just helps the pitchers out knowing they got a lead, they can pitch with a lead and then we just keep adding on to it in the game.”
The contest was highlighted by a pair of grand slams including one from Burleson in the sixth inning.