Tom Sox and Braves Set for Second Clash This Week

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (11-5) will face the Staunton Braves (6-12) for Bark in the Park Night at Charlottesville High School. Fans are encouraged to bring their four-legged friends to the ballpark. It will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

SHARE

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (11-5) will face the Staunton Braves (6-12) for Bark in the Park Night at Charlottesville High School. Fans are encouraged to bring their four-legged friends to the ballpark. It will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Tom Sox 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 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: LHP Chris Widger – Rowan (0-0, 3.00 ERA, 6.0 IP, 0 BB, 4 K)

Charlottesville: LHP Noah Overton – UNCW (0-0, 4.32 ERA, 8.1 IP, 8 BB, 10 K)

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox and Braves will meet for the sixth time this season and second this week.

  • The Tom Sox got back on the winning side of things last night, taking down Covington 3-1.

  • Charlottesville’s 3.27 ERA and .188 opponent BA lead the VBL.

  • After going 7-1 in their first 8 games, the ‘Sox are 4-4 in their last 8.

 

SERIES vs STAUNTON

  • The ‘Sox and Braves will meet for the sixth time this season. They meet 8 total times this summer, with the final 2 set to be played in July.

  • Tonight’s game will be the final between the 2 teams in Charlottesville this season.

  • The Tom Sox lost their first regular season game to the Braves since June 2019 Monday, falling 7-3 in Staunton.

  • Monday’s loss broke a 6-game win streak by the ‘Sox in the series. Since the regular season loss, Charlottesville had won 8 of the last 9 games against Staunton – the only loss coming in the 2019 playoffs.

  • Charlottesville is 8-1 against the Braves in the last 9 meetings in Charlottesville.

 

LAST TIME OUT

  • Charlottesville defeated Covington for the fourth time this season, limiting the Lumberjack offense to 1 run in a 3-1 win.

  • The Tom Sox held their opponent to 1 run for the third time this season.

  • Tom Sox pitchers struck out 12 batters, the 9th time this season Charlottesville pitchers have struck out double-digit batters.

  • Every ‘Sox starter reached base, with 6 of the 9 recording a hit.

  • Chase Centala was lights-out out of the bullpen, striking out 8 batters in 3.2 scoreless innings.

  • Gehrig Ebel delivered the big strike on the offensive side, hitting a 2-run double in the 5th to give Charlottesville the initial 2-0 advantage.

 

TEAM TRENDS

  • The ‘Sox offense has scored 6.7 runs/game in wins and 1.8 in losses. They also have double the amount of walks per game in wins.

  • 10 of Charlottesville’s 16 games have been decided by 3 or more runs.

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

  • 8 players have reached base in 5+ straight games at some point this season. Gehrig Ebel leads the team with an active 10-game streak.

  • Tom Sox batters are batting .222 with runners on base and .276 with runners in scoring position.

  • The Tom Sox have stolen 1 or fewer bases in 4 of their last 5 games. They had only 2 such games entering that stretch.

Related Stories

Tom Sox Continue Homestand Against Braves

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (9-7) will face the Staunton Braves (6-12) in the middle game of a 3-game homestand at CHO Airport Field. It will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page and Tom Sox TV. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

Tom Sox Host Braves for First Time in 2023

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (2-2) will face the Staunton Braves (1-3) for the first time this season tonight at CHO Airport Field, brought to you by Avelo Air. The game will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook Page and Tom Sox TV. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

Tom Sox Set for Rematch with Braves Tonight

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (17-12) will face the Staunton Braves (12-20) for UVA Night at Charlottesville High School. It will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page and Tom Sox TV. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.