Tom Sox Ready for Big Night Against Generals

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (7-1) will face the Waynesboro Generals (3-6) tonight at Charlottesville High School. Chris Long will be on hand to throw out the first pitch. 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 (7-1) will face the Waynesboro Generals (3-6) tonight at Charlottesville High School. Chris Long will be on hand to throw out the first pitch. 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 or 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

Waynesboro: RHP Nick Chittum – Eastern Michigan (1-0, 1.50 ERA, 6.0 IP, 2 BB, 8 K)

Charlottesville: RHP Christian Worley – Virginia Tech (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4.0 IP, 2 BB, 7 K)

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox are set to face the Generals for the first time this season. Former UVA and NFL star Chris Long will be on hand to throw out the first pitch.

  • The ‘Gens are the only South division team the ‘Sox have yet to face this year.

  • Charlottesville used good starting pitching and plenty of offense to slide past Covington last night, 9-7.

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

  • Charlottesville’s 2.77 ERA ranks 2nd in the VBL and its .157 opponent BA leads the league.

 

SERIES vs WAYNESBORO

  • The Tom Sox have lost the last 4 against the Generals, dating back to July 4, 2019.

  • Charlottesville has won 4 of the last 6 at home.

  • In their last 10 meetings, the ‘Sox and ‘Gens have played five games decided by 5+ runs and five decided by 2 or fewer.

  • Neither team has won five straight games in the history of this series.

 

LAST TIME OUT

  • 20 Tom Sox batters reached base in a 9-7 win over Covington.

  • The ‘Sox hit for a reverse cycle in the 1st inning. Pierce Bennett hit a leadoff home run (the first in team history), Trevor Candelaria hit a 1-out triple, Garrett Spikes followed it with a RBI double, and Kam Guidry completed the effort with a single.

  • Bennett reached base four times in the game, also adding a double and two walks.

  • ‘Sox batters walked a season-high 9 times.

  • Dillon Janac had a solid start, tossing four 1-run innings and striking out six.

  • 4 of Covington’s 7 runs (a season-high allowed by Charlottesville) came off a grand slam by Christian Hall in the 5th.

 

STRIKEOUT RECORDS

  • Charlottesville pitchers have struck out 83 batters in their first 7 games.

  • The mark is the 3rd-most in team history over that span (95 – 2018, 87 – 2019).

  • Jake Haney leads the squad with 11 punchouts in his two starts, while Brady Kirtner, Trace Bright, and Dillon Janac each add nine to the mix.

  • The team’s 83 strikeouts rank third in the VBL.

  • ‘Sox pitching has three games with 13+ K’s.

 

STREAKIN’

  • Charlottesville’s 6-game win streak is now the 3rd-longest in team history.

  • The Tom Sox have won 11 of their last 12 games dating back to the 2019 season.

  • The ‘Sox have won 9-straight 9+ inning games, with the last loss coming to Staunton in the 2019 playoffs.

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