League-Leading Tom Sox Meet Lumberjacks Tonight at Casey Field

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (20-7) will face the Covington Lumberjacks (6-18) tonight at Casey Field. It will be broadcast live on the Lumberjacks Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (20-7) will face the Covington Lumberjacks (6-18) tonight at Casey Field. It will be broadcast live on the Lumberjacks Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Lumberjacks 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 Lumberjacks games is free of charge.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Charlottesville: RHP Preston Allen – Coastal Bend (1-2, 11.00 ERA, 9 IP, 10 BB, 3 K)

Covington: TBA

 

LEADING OFF

  • Charlottesville and Covington will meet for the fifth time this season, and their third in Covington.

  • Tonight’s game is a make-up of June 22’s postponed game.

  • Charlottesville’s 20-7 record is the best in the VBL.

  • The Tom Sox shut out the Turks yesterday, 4-0 in Harrisonburg.

  • Tom Sox pitchers have struck out double-digit batters in 5 of the last 9 games. They have struck out double-digit ‘Jacks in both meetings in Covington this season.

  • Charlottesville clinched the season series against Covington with their 3-1 win on June 24.

 

SERIES vs COVINGTON

  • Charlottesville leads the all-time series 23-16, and is 10-10 all-time in Covington.

  • The Tom Sox have won the last five meetings with the Lumberjacks, four of which have come this season.

  • The Tom Sox are 2-3 in their last five meetings in Covington.

  • Charlottesville has scored 9+ runs in 6 of the last 7 meetings against the Lumberjacks.

  • The ‘Sox’s 5-game win streak is tied for the 2nd-longest in the history of the series. They won 7-straight from July 2016 to July 2017.

 

LAST TIME OUT

  • Charlottesville traveled to Harrisonburg and shut out the hometown Turks, 4-0 in a 1-hit effort.

  • The shutout was Charlottesville’s first since July 2018.

  • It was their first 1-hitter since June 2016, and only the second in team history.

  • The Tom Sox bullpen allowed only four baserunners in five innings, including three 1-2-3 frames.

  • Charlottesville did not record a hit until the 4th inning, but recorded 7 after.

  • Harrisonburg’s only hit came on a Clay Lockett single in the 5th. Their remaining 8 baserunners came via walk, fielder’s choice, and a fielding error.

  • Cole Foster did not start for the first time this season but came in as a defensive sub in the 7th.

  • Adam Cecere knocked in 3 of the team’s 4 runs.

  • Pierce Bennett played his first game in 2 weeks.

 

TEAM TRENDS

  • The ‘Sox offense has scored 6.9 runs/game in wins and 3.1 in losses. They also have double the amount of walks per game in wins.

  • 18 of Charlottesville’s 27 games have been decided by 3 or more runs.

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

  • 10 active players have reached base in 5+ straight games at some point this season.

  • Tom Sox batters are batting .251 with runners on base and .289 with runners in scoring position.

  • The Tom Sox have boosted their team average by 14 points over the last 9 games.

 

PLAYER NOTES

  • Kam Guidry’s 11-game on-base streak ended yesterday. The streak was tied for the longest on the team, and he batted .324 during the streak with three multi-hit games.

  • Since his 3-for-4 day against Winchester, Wyatt Langford is batting .358 with 4 doubles, 2 triples, and a home run. He has walked 8 times over that span.

  • Since being moved to the leadoff spot on June 24, Gehrig Ebel has reached base 41% of the time with 13 walks.

  • Logan Amiss is 2nd on the ‘Sox with a .346 average and leads the team with 4 doubles over the last 12 games. His 8 RBI are second on the team over that span and his .485 OBP leads the team. The stretch began against his former team, Covington.

  • Trevor Candelaria has reached base in 13-straight games that the Tom Sox have won, batting .308 in those contests.

  • Brady Kirtner’s 28 strikeouts are tied for 6th in the VBL, while Dillon Janac’s 26 are tied for 10th and Christian Worley’s 25 are tied for 13th.

  • Cole Foster’s 27 games played are the most of any player in the VBL.

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