It's Rane vs Train in Affair at Blair (Updated)

Yash Rane

Yash Rane

Yash Rane (Jr, Lehigh) takes his 1-1 record to the mound tonight for the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts against the league-leading Bethesda Big Train. Game time is 7 pm at Blair. The T-Bolts Radio Network will have full coverage of the game starting at 6:55 pm with Julian Baron and Neal Lavon on the call. Justin Jaquis and Clark Boinis will handle in-game production and social media.

The game will also be recorded by Takoma Park City TV, a government access channel, which is also streamed online. The game will be played back sometime next week. The channel also plans to record the game against the DC Grays on July 19 as well.

Rane is 1-1 with his victory coming on June 14 against the FCA Braves at Blair in a game the Bolts won by the football score of 14-10. Yash was high fives in that game—five innings pitched, five earned runs, five hits, five strikeouts, and four walks. Overall on the season, Yash has started three games (the Bolts won two of them), pitched 14.1 innings, allowed 14 earned runs, given up 13 hits, walked 12, and struck out 15. His ERA is 8.79.

Yash started the June 7 game against the Big Train at Shirley Povich Field that saw the T-Bolts win for the first time in nearly three years, 13-4. In that game, which saw the Thunderbolts score 11 runs in the fourth inning, Yash went four, allowed three runs on three hits, walked seven and struck out four. Jake Pecilunas (Jr, Towson) picked up his first win in relief, going five scoreless innings.

The Big Train will start Nathan Schneider (Jr, St Marys Coll of Calif). Schneider is 1-1 on the season with an ERA of 8.79 over four games. He has pitched 12.1 innings, allowed 13 runs on 13 hits, walked three, and struck out six. He started the June 7 game for the Train at Shirley Povich in which the Bolts scored 11 runs in the fourth inning on route to a 13-4 win. Schneider, in six innings, was charged with the loss, and gave up six earned runs on five hits. He walked none, and struck out two.

He was on the mound for one inning against the Bolts in an 8-1 Big Train victory at Povich on June 20. He did not figure in the decision.

The Bolts are coming off a 4-1 loss to the DC Grays in Washington Sunday and the Big Train lost at home last night to Gaithersburg, 9-4. This is the fifth of eight meetings between the two teams this season and the Train has won four of them. The Train has won two games at Blair and two of three at Shirley Povich.

Following the game against Bethesda, the Bolts are back at home to host the FCA Braves. Luke Rettig (So, Lehigh) will pitch for the T-Bolts, seeking to even his 1-2 record. Game time is 7 pm, broadcast time on the T-Bolts Radio Network is 6:55 pm.