The Big Train finishes second at Alex Gordon Classic


May 8, 2019 - 10:36 AM

The Big Train 14U traveling baseball team poses after taking second place in the Alex Gordon Classic in Shawnee. From left, Brandon McKarnin, Jarrett Herrmann, Sam Hull, Ethan Godderz, Jase Tarter, Trey Sommer, Jamon Beck, Carter Hutton and Holden Barker. Not pictured: Maddox Johnson and Eli Adams. Photo courtesy of Bob Johnson.

SHAWNEE — The Big Train 14U Allen County-based traveling baseball team competed in the Alex Gordon Classic in Shawnee two weekends ago. The tournament raises money for Royals’ outfielder Alex Gordon’s charity and the MLB star spoke at the event before the tournament started on Saturday. 

There were 18 total teams in The Big Train’s division from multiple states and when it was all said and done, the local team took second overall with a 4-1 record. 

They started on Saturday with a 9-6 win over the Topeka Stealth and a 9-5 win over Prodigy Baseball Academy. 

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