Tom Sox Face River Bandits in Friday Night Showdown

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (9-5) will face the Woodstock River Bandits (7-8) Friday night 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.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (9-5) will face the Woodstock River Bandits (7-8) Friday night 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, the status of the game is up in the air. Stay tuned to Tom Sox social media channels in the morning for up-to-date information. **

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Tom Sox Facebook Page or Tom Sox TV to watch Friday’s game. A link to the live stats is available on Pointstreak. The Tom Sox Twitter account (@CvilleTomSox) will provide live updates.

Ticket Information: Admission to Tom Sox games is $5 for one person and $10 for a carload.


Woodstock: TBA

Charlottesville: TBA


  • After four straight days off due to weather, the Tom Sox will face the River Bandits for the second time this season.

  • Charlottesville swept Woodstock in the postseason last year to win their third Valley League Championship in five seasons.

  • 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.

  • Charlottesville’s 167 wins since the start of 2017 are the most in the Valley League.


  • After no rain postponements for the first two weeks of the season, the Tom Sox have had a game postponed on five of the last seven days. Three of the five have been home dates.

  • Friday, the ‘Sox were scheduled to face Covington, a game which was then postponed to Monday. Large pop-up thunderstorms postponed both the scheduled and make-up game, and it will be made up on July 5.

  • Tuesday’s scheduled game against New Market was postponed due to an unplayable field. It will be made up on Tuesday.

  • Wednesday’s game at Staunton was postponed due to constant rain. It will now be made up on July 17.

  • Thursday’s game at Purcellville was postponed due to rain. A makeup date is TBA.

  • The Tom Sox are looking to avoid a repeat of last season, when 13 total games (11 dates) were postponed, and playoff games had to be shuffled due to weather.


  • The Tom Sox and River Bandits will face off for the second time this season and the 22nd all-time meeting.

  • The Tom Sox won a close one in Woodstock on June 7, coming within a run of a run-rule win before the River Bandits stormed back with seven runs in the sixth – six of them off of reliever Landen Burch, who did not record an out.

  • Charlottesville went 2-2 against Woodstock last season, going 0-2 in the regular season (both 7-inning games and both shutouts) before going 2-0 to win the VBL Championship.

  • The ‘Sox have a 6-4 edge in the series since the start of the 2019 season, when Mike Bocock joined the team as head coach.



  • 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.


  • The Tom Sox are second in the Valley League with a 4.25 ERA, trailing only Harrisonburg.

  • ‘Sox pitchers have allowed four or fewer runs in eight of 14 games, including every one of the team’s first seven wins. Over their last two wins they have allowed seven and six runs, respectively.

  • Two ‘Sox pitchers have tossed at least five innings without allowing a run – Mike Eggert and Ryan Lynch.

  • Six total pitchers have allowed one or no runs this season.

  • Charlottesville has walked the fewest batters in the league (59), has the fewest walks allowed per 9 innings (4.3), and the most strikeouts per nine innings (11.4). They have 15 fewer walks than the second place team (New Market).


  • Ten former ‘Sox are representing their respective schools in the Men’s College World Series, currently taking place at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha.

  • Wyatt Langford (‘21) – a consensus top MLB draft prospect – highlights the list of Florida Gators that also includes starting outfielder Tyler Shelnut (‘22), reserve outfielder Matthew Prevesk (‘22), and reliever Fisher Jameson (‘22).

  • Three from the 1-seed Wake Forest Demon Deacons make the list, starting outfielders Pierce Bennett and Adam Cecere (‘21) and reserve outfielder Kyle Joye (‘22).

  • TCU leadoff hitter Elijah Nunez (‘21) and reliever Garrett Wright (‘22) represent the ‘Sox’s Horned Frog contingent.

  • Rounding out the list is Tennessee starting catcher Cal Stark (‘21), who transferred to the Vols from Weatherford College in Texas. Also representing the ‘Sox is Virginia’s Aidan Teel and Florida’s Chris Arroyo, both of whom will play in Charlottesville this summer.


  • The River Bandits sit tied for eighth in the league with a 7-8 overall record, and are 3-7 in their last ten games.

  • The River Bandits sit second in the league with a .283 batting average. Their struggles have come on the mound, where they are last in the league with a 7.21 ERA.

  • Hunter Smith leads the team with a .339 average. Tomas Sanchez is fourth in the VBL with 13 RBI on the year.

  • Moses Brown V leads the Bandits on the mound with a 1.93 ERA.

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