Lumberjacks Complete Weekend Sweep Over Tom Sox

The Charlottesville Tom Sox were knocked off by the Covington Lumberjacks for the second straight day, this time 3-0.
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Andrew Standen (1-0)
Tyler Horvat (0-1)
Carson Lowder (1)


COVINGTON, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (0-3) were knocked off by the Covington Lumberjacks (2-0) for the second straight day, this time 3-0.


The Tom Sox had some momentum early, loading the bases in the 1st with two outs. However, the Lumberjacks’ Aaron Potter fought his way back in the count after being down 3-0, recording a strikeout to end the inning. The runners left on base for the Tom Sox proved to be a recurring issue in the early innings, as they left six on the dirt through the first four innings, five of them in scoring position. They left one more on base over the final five frames. 


Joshua Rodriguez drove in Gavin Baird on an RBI single for the Lumberjacks’ first run of the game in the bottom of the 1st. A pair of solo shots by Victor Rodriguez and Michael Piulats in the bottom of the 4th and 5th innings put pressure on the Tom Sox to get the bats going, but they were unable to make any progress on the scoreboard.


The game was largely dominated by the pitchers, as both teams combined for 11 hits. For the Tom Sox, Tyler Horvat (Washington & Jefferson) started the day from the mound. Through five innings, he recorded two strikeouts and allowed four hits and three earned runs with no walks. Jackson Nove (Kentucky) was strong in relief, retiring eight of the nine batters he faced with four strikeouts. Braden Halladay (Tallahassee CC) retired both batters he faced in the bottom of the 8th.


Aaron Potter was the starter for the Lumberjacks but had a brief day. He pitched 2.2 innings and struck out three while walking another three. Andrew Standen dominated the Tom Sox batters in his 4.2 innings, sending five down on strikes and allowing two hits. Carson Lowder closed out the Tom Sox batters, striking out another two.


Kyle Edwards (Old Dominion) and Satchell Norman (Florida Southwestern) were the leading hitters for the ‘Sox, both recording two hits. Edwards, who has been a bright spot on offense, finished with two singles and a stolen base. He now has back-to-back games with two hits. Norman also added two singles.


The Tom Sox are still searching for their first win of the season, and they will have another chance tomorrow. They will host the Staunton Braves (1-1) at Charlottesville High School at 7 P.M. Admission to all Tom Sox games in 2022 is free, courtesy of Carter Bank & Trust. 


Additional Notes

  • The Tom Sox start the season 0-3 for the first time since 2015.

  • The Tom Sox did not walk a batter in a contest for the first time since the first game of a doubleheader on July 10, 2021. It is the first time in a 9-inning game since July 17, 2019.

  • Through three games, the Tom Sox are batting .050 (1-for-20) with runners in scoring position.

  • Tom Sox batters have struck out 10+ times in each of the first three games for the first time in team history.

  • Game three is the earliest the Tom Sox have been shut out in a season in team history.

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