Tom Sox Look to Win 2nd Straight Over Turks

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (14-6) will face the Harrisonburg Turks (10-9) tonight for Military Appreciation Night at Charlottesville High School. It will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page & Tom Sox TV. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (14-6) will face the Harrisonburg Turks (10-9) tonight for Military Appreciation Night at Charlottesville High School. It will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page & Tom Sox TV. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Tom Sox Facebook Page and 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 all Tom Sox games in 2021 is free, courtesy of Carter Bank & Trust. Parking is available at a first-come, first-served basis in the CHS upper, lower, and student lots.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Harrisonburg: RHP Jackson Dennies – Notre Dame (1-0, 1.68 ERA, 5.1 IP, 2 BB, 7 K)

Charlottesville: RHP Jacob Haney – William & Mary (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 11.0 IP, 3 BB, 15 K)

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox and Turks will meet for the second of 2 consecutive meetings. The Tom Sox won the first meeting last night, an 8-4 triumph in Harrisonburg.

  • The Tom Sox have not lost at home to the Turks since June 2017.

  • Over the next 7 days, the Tom Sox will see the Turks 3 times, the Generals 3 times, and the Cannons in a doubleheader.

  • Charlottesville’s 3.51 ERA ranks 2nd in the VBL (behind only Harrisonburg) and its .191 opponent BA leads the VBL.

  • After going 4-5 to enter the Strasburg series, the Tom Sox have won 3 straight games. They have scored 5 or more runs in each of the 3, having not done so in each of the prior 5 contests.

 

SERIES vs HARRISONBURG

  • Charlottesville has split the last 4 meetings against the Turks, all four of which have been on the road.

  • The Tom Sox have not lost at home to the Turks since June 2017, an 8-game home win streak.

  • 3 of the last 5 meetings have featured 5 or fewer combined runs.

 

LAST TIME OUT

  • Charlottesville defeated Harrisonburg last night behind strong bats and lots of strikeouts.

  • The ‘Sox scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning, their 2nd-straight game with a 5-run inning.

  • Cal Stark hit his second home run of the season, the first Tom Sox player to hit multiple home runs this season.

  • 8 Turks batters reached base the entire game.

  • Charlottesville pitchers struck out 13 batters, their 12th game striking out double-digit batters this season.

  • The Tom Sox tied a team record with 2 triples.

  • Charlottesville’s 7 stolen bases rank 2nd in team history. They stole home twice, setting a team record.

 

TEAM TRENDS

  • The ‘Sox offense has scored 6.9 runs/game in wins and 2.2 in losses. They also have double the amount of walks per game in wins.

  • 13 of Charlottesville’s 20 games have been decided by 3 or more runs.

  • Two of the three 1-run games have been walk-off wins.

  • 8 players have reached base in 5+ straight games at some point this season. Gehrig Ebel leads the team with an 11-game streak that ended in game 1 Sunday.

  • Tom Sox batters are batting .243 with runners on base and .286 with runners in scoring position.

 

WELCOME BACK JAKE

  • William & Mary’s Jacob Haney returns to the Tom Sox in 2021, the team’s lone returner from the 2019 championship squad.

  • In 2019, Haney split his time between starting and the bullpen, with a 3.82 ERA in 33 innings.

  • In four appearances out of the bullpen, Haney allowed only one run in 15.1 innings, striking out 21.

  • This season, Haney is 2nd on the ‘Sox in strikeouts and has not allowed an earned run in 11 innings.

  • Dating back to the 2019 season, Haney has allowed only one earned run in summer ball since July 1, 2019.

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