Tom Sox Ready for Doubleheader in New Market

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (22-8) will face the New Market Rebels (16-15) for two 7-inning games in New Market. It will be broadcast live on the Rebels Facebook page. First pitch for game 1 is set for 6 P.M., with the second to follow 30 minutes after the first.

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NEW MARKET, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (22-8) will face the New Market Rebels (16-15) for two 7-inning games in New Market. It will be broadcast live on the Rebels Facebook page. First pitch for game 1 is set for 6 P.M., with the second to follow 30 minutes after the first.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Rebels 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 Rebels games is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Little League players in uniform are admitted for free.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Charlottesville (Game 1): RHP Angelo Cabral (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4.0 IP, 2 BB, 6 K)

Charlottesville (Game 2): LHP Noah Overton (1-1, 4.42 ERA, 18.1 IP, 14 BB, 21 K)

New Market (Game 1): RHP Triston Todorowski (1-0, 2.76 ERA, 13.0 IP, 7 BB, 18 K)

New Market (Game 2): TBA

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox and New Market will meet tonight for two 7-inning games.

  • The Tom Sox’s 22-8 record is the best in the VBL. They are the only South division team over .500.

  • Charlottesville’s 7-game win streak came to an end in a show of offense yesterday in Staunton, falling 14-13.

  • Charlottesville collected their 150th win as a franchise Tuesday.

  • The Tom Sox have only one doubleheader remaining following tonight’s contests.

  • If Charlottesville wins both games tonight and Waynesboro & Harrisonburg lose both of theirs, Charlottesville will win the South Division regular season championship.

 

SERIES vs NEW MARKET

  • New Market is one of only two VBL teams (Harrisonburg) that has an all-time winning record over the Tom Sox.

  • The all-time record includes a 2-game sweep in the 2018 VBL Championship.

  • The Tom Sox have won the last two games against the Rebels, including only their second win all-time at Rebel Park.

  • Prior to the win streak, Charlottesville had lost 4-straight to the Rebels.

 

LAST TIME OUT

  • The Tom Sox and Braves bats showed out in a 14-13 defeat last night.

  • The two teams combined for 36 hits, the most combined hits ever in a Tom Sox game.

  • Staunton looked like they had a 12-6 victory locked up through 7 innings, but Charlottesville’s bats stormed back, putting up 3 in the 8th and 4 in the 9th to tie it up and send it to extras.

  • It was Charlottesville’s first 9-inning game to go to extras this season.

  • Three Tom Sox batters reached base five times.

  • Adam Cecere had multiple hits for the 4th-straight game.

  • Kam Guidry and Garrett Spikes hit 3-run doubles in the 8th and 9th innings, respectively, to help the ‘Sox catch up.

  • Charlottesville pitching walked only one batter, tying a season-low.

  • Charlottesville made 6 errors, the 3rd-straight game against the Braves that they made 5+.

 

TEAM TRENDS

  • The ‘Sox offense has scored 7.1 runs/game in wins and 4.4 in losses. They had scored 3.1 runs/game in losses prior to last night.

  • 19 of Charlottesville’s 30 games have been decided by 3 or more runs.

  • Three of the six 1-run games have been walk-off wins. Each of the last two have been decided by one run – a walk-off win on Wednesday and walk-off loss yesterday.

  • 10 active players have reached base in 5+ straight games at some point this season.

  • Tom Sox batters are batting .268 with runners on base and .304 with runners in scoring position.

  • The Tom Sox have boosted their team average by 37 points over the last 14 games. They have scored double-digit runs in 4 games over that span, after doing it just once in the prior 16.

 

PLAYER NOTES

  • Kam Guidry and Trevor Candelaria both had 11-game on-base streaks end over the last 7 days. They tied Gehrig Ebel for the longest on-base streak this season. No player has reached base in more than 11-straight games.

  • Since his 3-for-4 day against Winchester, Wyatt Langford is batting .371 with 4 doubles, 2 triples, and 2 home runs. He has walked 11 times over that span.

  • Logan Amiss is 3rd on the ‘Sox with a .406 average and is leads the team with 4 doubles over the last 13 games. His 10 RBI and .500 OBP are 3rd on the team. Charlottesville is 11-2 over that span.

  • Trevor Candelaria has reached base in 15-straight games that the Tom Sox have won, batting .300 in those contests.

  • Brady Kirtner’s 30 strikeouts are tied for 8th in the VBL, while Dillon Janac’s 29 are tied for 10th.

  • Cole Foster’s 30 games played are the most of any player in the VBL.

  • Gehrig Ebel’s 22 walks are 3rd in the VBL.

 

HE’S CECEREOUSLY GOOD

  • Adam Cecere has been on a tear since he joined the Tom Sox, batting .469 with a 1.372 OPS.

  • He has four 3-RBI games, the most on the team, in just 10 games. He had 3 RBI in 4-straight games from July 5-7.

  • Over his last four games, Cecere is 11-for-16 (.688) with 10 RBI, 6 runs, a double, and three homers.

  • Cecere became the first player in team history with a double and two homers in a game Tuesday against Covington. He set the all-time total base record (11) in that same game.

  • Cecere’s .571 average over the last 7 days leads the VBL. His 12 RBI are 2nd over that span.

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