Hot-Hitting Sox Head to Waynesboro Tonight

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (15-6) will face the Waynesboro Generals (12-10) tonight at Kate Collins Field. It will be broadcast live on the Generals Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (15-6) will face the Waynesboro Generals (12-10) tonight at Kate Collins Field. It will be broadcast live on the Generals Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Generals Facebook Page 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 Generals games is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors (65 and up), children (8 and under), and veterans/military.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Charlottesville: RHP Stephen Restuccio – Northwest Florida State (2-0, 3.00 ERA, 12.0 IP, 4 BB, 13 K)

Waynesboro: TBA

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox and Generals will meet tonight for the second time this season.

  • Tonight’s meeting kicks off a stretch of 3 meetings in 4 days between the 2 teams. They will meet tomorrow & Sunday in Charlottesville.

  • Tonight’s game kicks off the second half of the season for the Tom Sox.

  • Last night, Charlottesville defeated Harrisonburg 11-7 behind a consistent offense.

  • Tom Sox pitchers have struck out 10+ batters in 5 of the last 6 games. Their 3.69 ERA leads the league.

  • Charlottesville’s next stolen base will set their all-time record.

  • The ‘Sox’s 4-game win streak is the longest active streak in the VBL.

 

SERIES vs WAYNESBORO

  • It’s been tough sledding for the Tom Sox against Waynesboro as of late, as they have lost their last 5 games (dating back to July 4, 2019).

  • Prior to the current stretch, Charlottesville had won 6 of the last 7 against Waynesboro.

  • None of the last 4 meetings have been decided by fewer than 5 runs.

  • The Tom Sox are 2-4 in their last 6 meetings in Waynesboro.

 

LAST TIME OUT

  • Charlottesville defeated Harrisonburg last night behind a 6-run 3rd inning and consistent offense throughout the game.

  • The Tom Sox scored in 5 different innings, tying the most this season.

  • Every ‘Sox starter recorded a hit, and 8 of the 9 reached base twice or more.

  • Charlottesville’s 11 runs were the most in a game this season, and their 11 hits tied a season high.

  • While Jacob Haney struggled out of the gate (4 ER in 2 IP), the bullpen picked him up, allowing only 3 runs and striking out 12 in the final 7 innings.

  • Andrew Ward struck out 6-straight batters from the 6th to 8th innings.

  • Adam Cecere went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI in his first start of the season.

 

TEAM TRENDS

  • The ‘Sox offense has scored 7.2 runs/game in wins and 2.2 in losses. They also have double the amount of walks per game in wins.

  • 14 of Charlottesville’s 21 games have been decided by 3 or more runs.

  • Two of the three 1-run games have been walk-off wins.

  • 10 players have reached base in 5+ straight games at some point this season. Gehrig Ebel leads the team with an 11-game streak that ended in game 1 Sunday.

  • Tom Sox batters are batting .249 with runners on base and .286 with runners in scoring position. During their current win streak, they’re batting .365 with runners on and .375 with RISP.

 

STEALING THE RECORDS

  • Charlottesville has stolen 66 stolen bases through 21 games, more than the entire 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019 seasons.

  • Their next stolen base will set the all-time record.

  • Tom Sox runners have six 5-SB days, good to tie for 3rd in team history. Entering this season, the feat had only happened twice in 5 seasons.

  • They have additionally stolen 8, 7, and 6 bases in games this season, setting the top 3 all-time records.

  • The Tom Sox team has stolen multiple bases in 15 of 21 games this season.

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