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Garrett Spikes

HEIGHT

6’4″

WEIGHT

205 lbs

POSITION

OF/INF

B/T

L/R

CLASS

Sr.

HOMETOWN

Lawrenceville, Ga.

SCHOOL

Georgia

2022 VBL CHAMPION

TOM SOX ALL-TIME GAMES PLAYED, DOUBLES, RBI, & TOTAL BASES LEADER

‘Walking the Bases’ with the Tom Sox: Garrett Spikes

SUMMER 2023

  • Played in 32 games during the back half of the season, hitting .278
  • Drove in 21 runs and scored 15
  • Added seven doubles, a triple, and a home run
  • Also pitched 21.1 innings down the stretch, working to a 7.17 ERA and striking out 15 batters
  • Set the team’s games played record after playing his 82nd career game on July 24
  • 2-3 with double and three RBI against Waynesboro (July 3)
  • Back-to-back multi-hit games with a double on July 12 & 14
  • Struck out seven batters after starting suspended game against Purcellville (July 14)
  • Became the first Tom Sox player to play all nine positions in a career after catching an inning on July 26
  • 3-5 with two doubles and two RBI at Strasburg (August 1)
  • Started game one of VBL Championship on the mound, setting a team record with 119 pitches (August 3)
  • Three-run home run in game two of VBL Championship at Harrisonburg (August 4)

SUMMER 2022

  • Played in 31 games in his second season for the ‘Sox, hitting .277
  • Scored 21 runs, drove in 14, and walked 11 times
  • Hit eight doubles and three home runs
  • First hit of the season was a double (June 9)
  • 3-5 with a pair of doubles against Harrisonburg (June 17)
  • 4-4 with a double, home run, pair of RBI, and pair of runs in first game of DH against Winchester… added a second double in the second game (July 3)
  • Hit two RBI singles against Covington (July 23)
  • Grand slam in final game of regular season against Waynesboro (July 24)
  • Double and home run in clinching game of VBL Championship (August 3)

SUMMER 2021

  • Played 31 games for the Tom Sox, hitting .276
  • Drove in 24 runs while hitting seven doubles, a triple, and three home runs
  • Scored 18 runs and stole 10 bases
  • VBL All-Star Injury Replacement
  • 1-4 with an RBI, two runs, and a stolen base in team debut on June 7
  • First Tom Sox extra-base hit was RBI double at Covington (June 15)
  • First Tom Sox home run against Waynesboro on June 16
  • 2-3 with double and three RBI in game two of Strasburg doubleheader (June 27)
  • Home run and three RBI as part of three-hit day at Purcellville (July 3)
  • Continued his hot stretch with a home run for the second straight day on July 4
  • 3-6 with three runs, three RBI, and a double ag Staunton (July 9)
  • 4-8 with double, home run, and four RBI across doubleheader at New Market (July 10)

*** BIO INFORMATION COURTESY OF GEORGIA ATHLETICS ***

SPRING 2023

  • Appeared in 16 games with five starts (3-RF, 1-LF, 1-DH) on a team that went 29-27 and advanced to the SEC Tournament
  • Batted .160 (4-for-25) with two runs scored,two doubles and four RBI
  • Went 2-for-3 with a career-high four RBI in a win over Charleston Southern 
  • Posted a perfect 1.000 FLDG% in six total chances
  • Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll

SPRING 2022

  • Appeared in 18 games with 10 starts (10-RF) on a team that went 36-23 and advanced to the NCAA Chapel Hill (N.C.) Regional
  • Batted .256 (10-for-39) with three runs scored, three doubles and six RBI
  • Hit .714 in a doubleheader sweep of Akron, going 5-for-7 with four RBI including a career-best three-for-three performance in game one
  • Pinch-hit double, walk and RBI in a rout of Georgia State
  • Went 1-for-1 with an RBI-double in NCAA Regional win over Hofstra
  • Posted a perfect 1.000 FLDG% in 10 total chances
  • Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll

SPRING 2021

  • Appeared in 18 games with eight starts (5-DH, 3-RF) for the squad that went 31-25 and advanced to the SEC Tournament
  • Batted .222 with no home runs and two RBI 
  • Went 1-for-2 with an RBI and run scored in his debut against Gardner-Webb
  • Collected a pair of hits in starts against Georgia State and Georgia Tech
  • Went 3-for-5 as a pinch-hitter on the including a base hit in his first career SEC at bat coming versus Kentucky
  • Fielded .889 with one error in nine total chances 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • A graduate of Mountain View where he played for Jason Johnson
  • Batted .330 with team-best five home runs and 33 RBI as a junior in 2019 with his senior season in 2020 canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Also saw action on the mound for the Bears, going 2-2 with a 0.80 ERA in 26 innings with 20 strikeouts to help the squad to a 20-12 record in 2019
  • Named 2019 Outstanding Player and 2018 Defensive Player of the Year
  • Set career records for doubles, triples and RBI and second in home runs
  • Named 2019 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County
  • Earned letters in football and wrestling including a three-time state placer in region 7A plus won the 2019 state title in the 170-pound weight class and tallied more than 100 career wins on the mat
  • An Honor Student and an Academic letterman throughout prep career including Scholar-Athlete for baseball, football and wrestling teams with the highest GPA at 4.0
  • Played summer baseball with Team Elite and won the 2019 WWBA 17U Elite title

PERSONAL

  • Born Sept. 27, 2001
  • Son of Emily and Kenny Spikes       
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Last Updated: September 2023

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Tom Sox Season Ends With 9-5 Loss to Turks in VBL Championship

After 64 days, the marathon 2023 season came to an end as the Charlottesville Tom Sox (32-20) fell to the Harrisonburg Turks (34-16) in game two of the Valley Baseball League championship series.

Tom Sox 2-Hit by Turks in Game One of VBL Championship

The Charlottesville Tom Sox offense fell flat in game one of the 2023 Valley Baseball League Championship, mustering up only two hits as they fell to the Harrisonburg Turks 7-2 on Thursday.

Tom Sox Face Turks for 2023 Valley Baseball League Championship

The 1-seed Charlottesville Tom Sox (32-18) will face the 2-seed Harrisonburg Turks (32-16) in a best-of-three series for the Valley Baseball League Championship beginning Thursday. Games one and three (if necessary) will be played at CHO Airport Field at 7 p.m., while game two will take place at Harrisonburg’s Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park beginning at 7:30 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP BOUND! Tom Sox Defeat Express 6-3 to Advance to Valley League Championship

After coming one out away from elimination on Tuesday, the Charlottesville Tom Sox advanced to their second-straight Valley League Championship series with a 6-3 win over the Strasburg Express Wednesday.

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