Charlottesville- The Charlottesville Tom Sox held off a late rally to top the Staunton Braves 3-2 on Sunday night.
With the victory, the Tom Sox (18-5) have surpassed their win total from the 2015 season. Charlottesville has won three more games than it did in all of 2016.
By virtue of the Charlottesville win and a Waynesboro loss on Sunday night, the Tom Sox now have a four-game lead over the Generals for first place in the VBL South Division.
Eric Jones, Michael Wielansky and Michel DeRenzi each recorded two hits in the triumph.
Joes extended his hitting-streak to a team-high six games.
Both Wielansky and Ari Sechopoulos extended their respective hitting-steaks to five games.
RHP Rick Spiers improved to 3-0 on the year. Spiers struck out five batters in five scoreless innings.
Former Albemarle High School standout Joe Burris earned the save.
The Tom Sox will host the Waynesboro Generals on Tuesday night at a special start time, 6:00 p.m.