Charlottesville & Waynesboro Face Off in Regular Season Finale

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (30-9), on the brink of their fourth-straight playoff appearance, will face the Waynesboro Generals (18-21) to close out the regular season at Charlottesville High School. It will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page & Tom Sox TV. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (30-9), on the brink of their fourth-straight playoff appearance, will face the Waynesboro Generals (18-21) to close out the regular season at Charlottesville High School. It will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page & Tom Sox TV. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Tom Sox Facebook Page or Tom Sox TV to watch tonight’s game. A link to the live stats is available on Pointstreak. The Tom Sox Twitter account (@CvilleTomSoxVBL) will provide live updates.

 

Ticket Information: Admission to all Tom Sox games in 2021 is free, courtesy of Carter Bank & Trust. Parking is available at a first-come, first-served basis in the CHS upper, lower, and student lots.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Waynesboro: TBA

Charlottesville: RHP Preston Allen – Coastal Bend (1-2, 7.50 ERA, 18.0 IP, 10 BB, 7 K)

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox will close out their regular season by facing the Generals for the second-straight meeting.

  • Charlottesville has clinched the South Division regular season title and will be the division’s 1-seed in the playoffs.

  • The Tom Sox’s 30-9 record is the best in the VBL. Since 1994 (modern records), no VBL team has finished their season with fewer than 10 losses. They are the only South team over .500.

  • Charlottesville would finish with the highest regular season win percentage in the VBL since at least 1994 with a win.

  • Charlottesville’s offense has scored 88 runs over the last 10 games.

  • The Tom Sox have won their last 6 games.

  • The Tom Sox are 2-3 all-time in the final game of the regular season, and have lost the last 2.

 

SERIES vs WAYNESBORO

  • Charlottesville has struggled as of late against Waynesboro, losing 7 of the last 10 matchups.

  • They won their first game at Kate Collins Field since June 21, 2019 on Wednesday.

  • The Tom Sox are 3-3 against the Generals this season, with 2 of the 3 wins coming at home.

  • Wednesday’s 3-2 score broke a streak of the last 4 meetings, and 7 of the last 8, decided by 4 or more runs.

  • Charlottesville is batting .195 against the Generals this season and allowing 6.5 runs per game.

 

LAST TIME OUT

  • The Tom Sox held onto a 1-run lead, defeating Waynesboro 3-2 on Wednesday at Kate Collins Field.

  • After Waynesboro scored two in the fourth, Charlottesville responded with two of their own in the fifth. No team scored after.

  • Logan Amiss reached base four times, going 1-for-2 with 2 walks and a hit by pitch.

  • Eddie Eisert collected the ‘Sox’s only RBI of the night, a double in the 4th.

  • Both of Waynesboro’s runs came off a 2-run home run by Brandon Pimentel.

  • Tristan Sipple delivered 3.2 scoreless, 1-hit innings in relief to secure Charlottesville’s victory.

 

TEAM TRENDS

  • Charlottesville is on a 6-game win streak for the third time this season. They won 6 straight from June 6-15 and 7 straight from July 2-7.

  • Over the last 12 games, the Tom Sox are batting .311 with 106 runs, 36 extra-base hits, a .909 OPS, and 83 walks.

  • Since June 25, Charlottesville is 19-3 with a +92 run differential. They have not lost a home game since.

  • Charlottesville has scored double-digit runs in 6 of the last 12 games. They did so in 4 of the previous 27.

  • The ‘Sox offense has scored 7.9 runs/game in wins and 3.8 in losses.

  • 26 of Charlottesville’s 39 games have been decided by 3 or more runs.

  • Three of the seven 1-run games have been walk-off wins.

  • The ‘Sox are batting .284 with 2 outs, .285 with runners on base, and .315 with runners in scoring position.

 

INDIVIDUAL RECORD-SETTERS

  • If the season ended today, Wyatt Langford’s .352 BA would rank 5th all-time, his .537 slugging percentage would rank 2nd, and his .466 on-base percentage would rank 2nd.

  • Logan Amiss tied the all-time record for hit by pitches in a season with his 9th on Wednesday.

  • Gehrig Ebel’s 27 walks are 3rd all-time. The Tom Sox record for a single season is 34.

  • Adam Cecere’s 4 home runs tie him for 5th all-time.

  • Jacob Haney’s 51.2 career innings place him 5th on that leaderboard.

  • Dillon Janac’s .140 opponent BA ranks 3rd in team history. His 11.28 K/9 ranks 5th.

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