The Bakersfield Train Robbers won the Pecos League Championship in 2018 defeating the Alpine Cowboys. The Train Robbers began the season in dead last place in the Pacific Division. Field
The Bakersfield Train Robbers won the Pecos League Championship in 2018 defeating the Alpine Cowboys. The Train Robbers began the season in dead last place in the Pacific Division. Field Manager Bryan Kloppe completely rebuilt the roster. He transformed the roster from an offensive team to a defensive team with the league’s best bullpen. The Train Robbers really took off in mid season when other teams rosters got depleted by the CanAm League. The Train Robbers would wind up winning the Pacific Division and host California City in the first round. The Whiptails had played the Train Robbers 18 times in the regular season. Both games the Train Robbers came from behind including being down 8-0 to win the ninth inning with walkoff wins. Next stop for the Train Robbers was Arizona where they swept the Southern Division Champion Tucson Saguaros. The Saguaros were no match for the Train Robbers. The Train Robbers then faced the Mountain Division Champion Alpine Cowboys. This was a dead even series. The deciding factor was Alpine’s 6 defensive errors in game 1 that lead to an 18-12 Train Robbers win. Alpine won game 2, but the Train Robbers would handle Game 3 by a score of 7-4. This is the Train Robbers only Championship in league history. And only the third Championship by a team from Bakersfield in 70 years of organized baseball.
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