Tom Sox Look to Break Losing Skid with Trip to Waynesboro

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (3-5) will face the Waynesboro Generals (5-4) tonight at Kate Collins Field in Waynesboro. It will be broadcast live on the Generals Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (3-5) will face the Waynesboro Generals (5-4) tonight at Kate Collins Field in Waynesboro. It will be broadcast live on the Generals Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Generals 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: Tickets at Kate Collins Field are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors (65+), $3 for children (8 and under), and $3 for veterans and military. All tickets are available at the gate.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Charlottesville: RHP Lance Tate, Hampden-Sydney (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.0 IP, 1 BB, 4 K)

Waynesboro: RHP Carson Kelly, NC State (0-0, 16.87 ERA, 2.2 IP, 3 BB, 2 K)

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox head west on I-64 to take on the rival Generals for the second time this season.

  • The Tom Sox won the first game against the ‘Gens 3-1 on Friday, their third straight win.

  • The ‘Sox fell to Staunton on Monday, 12-3.

  • Charlottesville has scored a total of six runs over the last three games. They have scored fewer runs in the last four games than they did in the game before it, a 13-8 win over Staunton on June 6.

  • Lance Tate will make his first start of the season after not allowing an earned run in his first two appearances.

  • Following tonight’s game, the ‘Sox will have their second-longest homestand of the season (four games), featuring games against Staunton and Harrisonburg and a doubleheader against Purcellville.

 

SERIES vs WAYNESBORO

  • The Generals have a one-game lead in the all-time series and have won three of the last four meetings.

  • The Generals have won ten of the last 14 games against the ‘Sox.

  • Waynesboro swept Charlottesville in the first round of the playoffs last season.

  • The Tom Sox are 1-5 in their last six games at Kate Collins Field (dating back to July 2019).

  • The Tom Sox lost 12 total games in 2021. Five of them (42%) were to the Generals.

  • Today’s game is the second of seven between the ‘Sox and ‘Gens this season.

 

LAST GAME

  • Charlottesville lost to Staunton on Monday, 12-3.

  • The game was tied 3-3 after the first inning. The Tom Sox loaded the bases on a walk and two hit by pitches, and they were brought home by an RBI single from John Newton and another walk and hit by pitch.

  • Following the first inning, Staunton added one in the second and fifth innings, three in the sixth, and four in the seventh.

  • Joe Delossantos had four hits and five RBI for the Braves (single, home run, two doubles), the first opposing player all-time to have both in a game.

  • Wesley Arrington tossed five shutout innings for the Braves.

 

NEW FACES IN TOWN

 

SCOUTING THE GENERALS

  • Waynesboro is tied for first place in the South Division with a 5-4 record.

  • The Generals have won three of their last four games and swept the Lumberjacks in a doubleheader yesterday, the second win via run rule fashion.

  • Over the two games yesterday, Waynesboro outscored Covington 21-3.

  • Like the Tom Sox, the Generals have struggled at the plate, with a .224 team average (9th in the VBL).

  • Their 3.59 ERA ranks fourth in the league, as does their .225 opponent batting average.

  • Jalen Vasquez leads the Generals offensively with a .333 average (11th in the league).

  • On the mound, J.D. Price has not allowed an earned run to lead the team.

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