Tom Sox and Braves Set for 4th Matchup in 2 Weeks

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (7-2) will face the Staunton Braves (4-6) tonight 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 (7-2) will face the Staunton Braves (4-6) tonight 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 to watch tonight’s game. Tom Sox TV will also have a live video feed. 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

Staunton: TBA

Charlottesville: RHP Brady Kirtner – Virginia Tech (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.0 IP, 2 BB, 9 K)

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox and Braves are set to face off for the fourth time this season, and second this week.

  • Charlottesville has won each of the first 3 meetings against the Braves.

  • The ‘Sox broke their 6-game win streak against the Generals, dropping the game 7-2.

  • Entering this current stretch, the Tom Sox are scheduled to play 13 games in 11 days, including two doubleheaders. The next scheduled off day is June 23.

  • Charlottesville’s 3.04 ERA ranks 2nd in the VBL and its .154 opponent BA leads the league.

  • Brady Kirtner will be facing Staunton for the 4th time in four meetings.

 

SERIES vs STAUNTON

  • Charlottesville has won 7 of the last 10 against the Braves, including a 2-1 series win in last year’s playoffs. They have won all three this season.

  • The Tom Sox have won 7 of the last 8 against the Braves at home, including 2 this year.

  • Charlottesville’s current 5-game win streak against Staunton is the longest by either team in the history of the series.

 

LAST TIME OUT

  • The Tom Sox suffered just their second loss of the season, falling 7-2 at home to the Waynesboro Generals.

  • The loss was Charlottesville’s first at home in the regular season since July 8, 2019 against Waynesboro.

  • Waynesboro took the lead on a grand slam from Connor Cino in the 8th inning to go up 6-2.

  • Charlottesville walked 11 batters, the most in team history.

  • Garrett Spikes hit his first home run of the season for the ‘Sox.

  • The Tom Sox’s 5 strikeouts on the mound were a season low. Their 12 at the plate were a season high.

  • The Tom Sox stole five bases, tied for the 2nd-most in team history.

 

STREAKIN’

  • Charlottesville’s 6-game win streak was snapped last night against Waynesboro.

  • The streak was the 3rd-longest in team history.

  • The Tom Sox have won 11 of their last 13 games dating back to the 2019 season.

  • Entering last night’s game, the ‘Sox had won 9-straight 9+ inning games, with the last loss coming to Staunton in the 2019 playoffs.

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