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Tom Sox Look to Get Back on Track with Trip to Covington

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (9-6) will face the Covington Lumberjacks (6-10) tonight at Casey Field in Covington. It will be broadcast live on the Lumberjacks Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (9-6) will face the Covington Lumberjacks (6-10) tonight at Casey Field in Covington. It will be broadcast live on the Lumberjacks Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Lumberjacks 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 Lumberjacks games is free.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Charlottesville: RHP Fisher Jameson, Florida (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.2 IP, 2 BB, 3 K)

Covington: RHP Landon Lucas, Col. of Charleston (0-0, 2.13 ERA, 12.2 IP, 5 BB, 14 K)

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox will play their fifth game of the week, traveling to Covington for the first of two-straight road dates.

  • Thanks to a Wednesday rain-out, the ‘Sox alternated game and off days for the week. However, they still had to travel to Staunton before Wednesday’s game was postponed.

  • The Tom Sox will make their third trip to Covington this season and first in more than two weeks.

  • Charlottesville’s six-game win streak was snapped Thursday by Waynesboro, losing 10-2.

  • Following tonight’s game, the ‘Sox will remain on the road to face Strasburg in a Sunday doubleheader.

 

SERIES vs COVINGTON

  • The Tom Sox are 1-2 against Covington this season, and 1-1 at Casey Field.

  • Three of Charlottesville’s next six division games will be against Covington.

  • Charlottesville went 6-0 against Covington last season.

  • Satchell Norman leads the ‘Sox with a .333 average against the ‘Jacks this season.

  • Former Lumberjack Logan Amiss will return to Covington. He played in two games against the ‘Jacks last season and went 0-for-3 with a hit by pitch, run scored, and two strikeouts.

  • The last meeting between Charlottesville and Covington was on June 9, with the ‘Sox taking home a 5-2 win. The ‘Sox scored three in the top of the seventh, led by two RBI from Tanner Kim. The Tom Sox bullpen was outstanding, tossing 5.1 scoreless innings with six strikeouts and one hit.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT

  • The Tom Sox fell to the Generals 10-2, snapping their six-game win streak.

  • The ‘Sox did not collect a hit until the seventh inning, while Waynesboro scored four runs in the top of the first alone.

  • Tanner Garrison hit a grand slam to knock in those four runs, the first grand slam by a ‘Sox opponent since Winchester’s Austin Bulman in game two of a doubleheader last season.

  • In his first game in Charlottesville, Carter Cunningham collected both of the team’s RBIs.

  • Charlottesville used seven different pitchers. Only two of them lasted longer than one inning.

 

A WHOLE NEW OFFENSE

  • After scoring 29 runs in their first eight games (16 if you exclude 13 scored in one game vs Staunton), the Tom Sox have scored 60 runs in their last six contests.

  • They have more than doubled their runs per game output just over that span, now sitting at 5.9 (which leads the VBL).

  • They have recorded double-digit hits in four of their last six after recording single digits in every game prior.

  • Three offensive additions have been the jumpstarts for the offensive explosion: Georgia’s Cole Wagner (.346 BA, 2 HR, 12 RBI), Florida’s Matthew Prevesk (.455 BA, 1.207 OPS), and VCU’s Logan Amiss (.421 BA, 7 R, 7 RBI).

 

ROSTER REPORT

  • A few roster moves have been made over the last five days.

  • Carter Cunningham and Christian Martin were added to the squad, while Tristan Bissetta and Charles Crawford were released. Bobby Olsen and Tom Vincent, the team’s two leading pitchers, were put on the 7-day DL.

  • Cunningham is an infielder and outfielder from East Carolina who just finished a super regional run. He bat .227 in 55 games this season (19 starts), hitting three home runs and 16 RBI. He previously played at Florida Southwestern State (current school of ‘Sox teammate Satchell Norman), batting .235 and being named conference sophomore of the year.

  • Martin is a middle infielder from Virginia Tech, who also just finished a super regional run. He played in 28 games for the Hokies (11 starts), batting .261 with eight runs, three RBI, and a .859 OPS.

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