Tom Sox Face Rebels for First Time This Season


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (9-5) will face the New Market Rebels (7-8) tonight 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.

** please note, due to inclement weather, start time could be delayed up to one hour **

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Tom Sox Facebook Page or Tom Sox TV 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 Tom Sox games is $5 for one person and $10 for a carload.


New Market: TBA

Charlottesville: RHP Braden Halladay (1 GS, 1-0, 7.0 IP, 2.57 ERA, 4 BB, 6 K)


  • After a day off due to weather, the Tom Sox will face the Rebels for the first time this season.

  • Charlottesville picked up their 200th win in franchise history Sunday at Culpeper.

  • The Tom Sox are on their second 4-game win streak of the season after winning four straight from June 4-9.

  • Charlottesville is averaging 8.3 runs per game during their win streak and has outscored their opponents by 15 over the last four games.

  • The Tom Sox’s 4-game win streak is the longest in the league.

  • The Tom Sox will support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library during the game, with the game sponsored by the Rotary Club of Charlottesville.


  • New Market is the only team that has an all-time winning record against the Tom Sox, with a 13-11 edge.

  • The Rebels have a 6-4 edge in the last ten meetings, which include the 2018 championship series – where they swept Charlottesville to win their first Lineweaver Cup since 2002.

  • All four of Charlottesville’s wins over the last ten came consecutively, winning the final two meetings of the 2019 season before sweeping a doubleheader in 2021.

  • New Market swept the Tom Sox with two 3-0 results at Charlottesville High School last summer.

  • The Tom Sox defeated the Rebels on June 11, 2015 for their first win in team history. They now have the chance to beat the same team for their first and 201st all-time victories.

  • The Rebels will be the Tom Sox’s penultimate new opponent of the season, leaving Winchester as the only team they have yet to face.


  • Since going 1-2 over the first three games, Charlottesville has gone on a 4-game win streak, 3-game losing streak, and is now on a 4-game winning streak.

  • Charlottesville’s wins and losses have heavily depended on the offense’s run output. They are averaging 9.0 runs per game in wins and 2.8 in losses, with a differential of 67 runs between their wins and losses. Contrarily, the pitching staff has allowed only seven more runs in losses than wins.

  • The ‘Sox have won two and dropped four home games. They have scored seven runs in both of the home wins and two runs in all four home losses. In all four home losses, they have not put across a run after the first three innings.


  • Charlottesville won both of their games on the road over the weekend, defeating Front Royal 10-7 and Culpeper 8-6.

  • Charlottesville mounted big leads in both games before allowing a few late runs. On Saturday, they led 10-2 entering the sixth inning before the Cardinals put up one in the sixth and four in the seventh. On Sunday, after Culpeper put up three in the first, they led 8-3 entering the eighth before allowing three in the bottom of that frame.

  • Kyle Edwards had a blazing hot weekend, going 5-for-6 with three runs, six RBI, two doubles, a home run, and five stolen bases.

  • Brice Martinez knocked in all four runs on Sunday as part of a 3-for-5 day.


  • The Tom Sox have stolen 72 bases in their first 13 games, the most in franchise history.

  • The 2023 team has sole possession of second place in team history in single-season stolen bases. They now only trail the 2021 team, who stole 110 in 2021.

  • The 2023 ‘Sox now own the top three stolen base days in team history, stealing nine in game two against Covington, ten on June 9 at Harrisonburg, and eight on Sunday (tied with others).

  • Josh Tate tied the individual single-game record with four steals at Harrisonburg, tying a record that had not been touched in exactly eight years.

  • This season, the ‘Sox have six games with 6+ stolen bases after having only six such games in their first seven seasons (322 games).

  • The ‘Sox are currently on pace for 242 stolen bases on the year.

  • Lyndon Coleman’s record in the VBL is 120, set by the 2016 Winchester Royals.

  • They were not caught stealing over their first seven games, the longest streak without being caught to begin a season in team history.

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