Tom Sox Kick Off Marathon Stretch Against Turks

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (4-1) will face the Harrisonburg Turks (2-0) to for the first time this season at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be broadcast live on the Turks Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7:30 P.M.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (4-1) will face the Harrisonburg Turks (2-0) to for the first time this season at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be broadcast live on the Turks Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7:30 P.M.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Turks 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 Turks games is $5 for an adult, $3 for college students (with presented I.D.), $2 for senior citizens (65 and older), and $1 for kids 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the admission gate.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Charlottesville: RHP Trace Bright (0-0, 4.50 ERA, 4.0 IP, 4 BB, 3 K)

Harrisonburg: TBA

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox kick off a marathon stretch of games by facing the Turks on the road.

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

  • Tonight’s game is the first of eight against the Turks this season.

  • Harrisonburg has not played an official game since last Sunday (6/6) and has not played a 9-inning game this season. Their last 4 games have been rained out.

  • Charlottesville and Harrisonburg have split their last ten meetings.

  • Among teams who have played more than three games, the ‘Sox lead the VBL with a 2.13 ERA.

  • Makenzie Pate enters the game as the Sox’s hottest hitter, sporting a .429 average, and the only hitter with a batting average over .300 that has played every game.

 

SERIES vs HARRISONBURG

  • The Tom Sox and Turks have split their last ten meetings. Charlottesville has won four of the last five.

  • Harrisonburg defeated the ‘Sox in the final game of the regular season in 2019, 3-2 in 10 innings.

  • The losing team has scored two runs in each of the last three meetings.

  • The ‘Sox have lost five of the last six in the ‘Burg, the only win coming on July 2, 2019.

 

LAST TIME OUT

  • The Tom Sox won their second-straight meeting against the Staunton Braves, 6-2, in a game that was called in the 7th due to lightning.

  • Coach Kory Koehler got his first win in C’Ville.

  • Charlottesville scored all six runs in the 2nd inning. Ten batters went to the plate and eight of them reached base in the inning, with six getting a hit.

  • The 6-run inning was the first for the ‘Sox since June 17, 2019.

  • The 6-hit inning was the first for the ‘Sox since June 10, 2019.

  • Charlottesville pitching was also locked in again, allowing only one earned run for the third-straight game despite seven walks.

  • The ‘Sox pitching staff allowed only one hit, the second 1-hitter in program history and the first since June 28, 2016.

 

WELCOME KORY

  • Kory Koehler picked up the win in his Tom Sox debut on Thursday.

  • Coach Koehler comes to Charlottesville from San Jacinto in Houston, who placed fourth in the JUCO World Series last week.

  • The World Series appearance was Koehler’s 12th as a coach and 14th overall in 21 seasons with the Gators.

  • Koehler is joined by Pitching Coach John Maley, who arrived on Monday. Assistant Coach Seth Dvorak will join the team Sunday.

 

PATE RAKES

  • Makenzie Pate has begun his season flaming hot, batting .429 and reaching base 56% of the time.

  • Pate leads the ‘Sox in batting average, hits (6), runs (6), doubles (3), total bases (9), slugging percentage (.643), and on-base percentage (.556).

  • He is tied for the team lead with five stolen bases and is tied for second in team history with three in the second game against Woodstock (6/6).

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