BETHESDA — The Gaithersburg Giants had been the only team capable of catching the Bethesda Big Train for the 2018 Montgomery Cup, until July 14.
A four-run, bottom-of-the-third inning proved to be all the Big Train would need to defeat the Giants 5-3, and clinch the Montgomery Cup.
The Big Train had a 1.5 game lead over the Giants in the Montgomery Cup standing coming into their meeting on July 14, and upped that lead to 2.5 games with the win. With only one more Montgomery Cup game left to play, no team will be able to overtake the Big Train.
The Montgomery Cup features the four Montgomery County-based teams in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. Only the games played against other County-based teams count towards Montgomery Cup standings.
However, the Big Train, who have dominated for the large part of the 2018 season, certainly didn’t have an easy road to its Montgomery Cup-clinching win.