Big Train takes second at Alex Gordon Classic

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May 1, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The Big Train team poses with their runner-up banner after finishing second in the Alex Gordon Classic in Shawnee and Olathe over the weekend. From left, Brandon McKarnin, coach Jeff Page, Ethan Godderz, Eli Adams, Jamon Beck, coach Josh Wrestler, Carter

AA Baseball: The Big Train

The Big Train, a local 13 and under AA traveling baseball team, competed in the Alex Gordon Classic over the weekend in Shawnee and Olathe. The tournament had 24 teams from three states, including nine ranked in the top 10 from their respective states.

With lefty ace Brandon McKarnin unable to pitch with a knee injury and Ethan Godderz limited because of a sore arm, the Big Train turned to several players to pitch who generally do not including Carter Hutton, Trey Sommer and Maddox Johnson.

The Big Train opened pool play on Saturday with a 19-8 win over Olathe. Trey Sommer and Godderz pitched in the game to get the win.

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