Tom Sox Secure Shutout Victory to Extend Win Streak to Six

The Charlottesville Tom Sox won their sixth straight game on Wednesday, as three pitchers combined for a 3-0 shutout of the Covington Lumberjacks. They showed out with impressive defense in the field and standout performances from the bullpen. 
Team Linescore
123456789R H E
CL Covington 0000000000 3 0
Winner CHL Charlottesville 00001020X3 5 1
Ryan Lynch (3-0)
Jacob Havern (0-2)
Mike Eggert (3)


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (15-7) won their sixth straight game on Wednesday, as three pitchers combined for a 3-0 shutout of the Covington Lumberjacks (12-10). They showed out with impressive defense in the field and standout performances from the bullpen. 


Covington picked up some momentum right off the bat with a double from their leadoff hitter, Kendry Noriega. Charlottesville immediately struck back with three-straight outs to close the half inning which left him stranded at third base. The ‘Sox struggled to make their way on base with the three leadoff hitters being retired at the plate. 


The game continued as a pitcher’s duel between Mark Perkins (Rice), who went on to pitch a total of four scoreless innings for the ‘Sox, and Covington pitcher Jacob Havern. Each inning consisted of fierce efforts from both teams which prevented the ‘Sox and the Lumberjacks from running their basepaths successfully, keeping the game scoreless through the first four frames.


Ryan Lynch (Notre Dame) came out of the bullpen for the Tom Sox in the top of the fifth. While he kept things scoreless with a 1-2-3 inning, Kyle Edwards (Old Dominion) had enough of the offensive struggle. Edwards put the first run of the game on the scoreboard with a home run over the left field fence, his first at CHO Airport Field in two seasons with the ‘Sox. This was directly followed by a deep double hit down the right field line by Brice Martinez (Wofford) and a hit by pitch of Derek Williams (Florida Southwestern), but Martinez was cut down stealing third base to keep the lead at one.


Charlottesville added two more in the seventh. A walk and back-to-back singles loaded the bases for Martinez, who walked to give the Tom Sox their second run. The next batter, Williams, was hit by a pitch to bring in Charlottesville’s third and final run. While they threatened with more, ‘Jacks reliever Jacob Heath got Henry Ford (Virginia) to ground into a 1-3 double play, doubling off Williams at first to limit the damage.


Head coach Lyndon Coleman had Mike Eggert (Wofford) on the mound for the ‘Sox in the top of the ninth to close out the game and secure the win. Eggert easily struck out two Lumberjack batters and then Martinez executed the final out of the game by throwing out the batter at first. Charlottesville secured their sixth-straight win and fifth-straight home win and move to 3-0 against the Lumberjacks on the season.


The ‘Sox continue with their home field advantage Thursday against the Purcellville Cannons. It will be Educator Appreciation Night with the first pitch set for 7 P.M.


Additional Notes

  • The shutout win is Charlottesville’s first since July 23 of last season, also against Covington. Three of Charlottesville’s last four shutouts have come against the ‘Jacks, two of which have come at CHO Airport Field.

  • Charlottesville struck out 15 batters, tied for the eighth-most in team history.

  • Lynch’s eight strikeouts tie the second-most by a ‘Sox pitcher this season.

  • The Tom Sox did not steal a base for the third time in the last seven games.

  • Charlottesville limited Covington to seven total baserunners on the night.

Related Stories

Tom Sox Season Ends With 9-5 Loss to Turks in VBL Championship

After 64 days, the marathon 2023 season came to an end as the Charlottesville Tom Sox (32-20) fell to the Harrisonburg Turks (34-16) in game two of the Valley Baseball League championship series.

Tom Sox 2-Hit by Turks in Game One of VBL Championship

The Charlottesville Tom Sox offense fell flat in game one of the 2023 Valley Baseball League Championship, mustering up only two hits as they fell to the Harrisonburg Turks 7-2 on Thursday.

Tom Sox Face Turks for 2023 Valley Baseball League Championship

The 1-seed Charlottesville Tom Sox (32-18) will face the 2-seed Harrisonburg Turks (32-16) in a best-of-three series for the Valley Baseball League Championship beginning Thursday. Games one and three (if necessary) will be played at CHO Airport Field at 7 p.m., while game two will take place at Harrisonburg’s Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Add to Calendar

Google Calendar

Follow these instructions to add to your Google Calendar:

2. Click the following link to visit Google. Paste the copied link into the URL field then click Add Calendar to complete the process.

Outlook Calendar/Office 365

Currently, Microsoft does not support our format of live calendar. They do, however, support downloaded files. Follow these instructions to add to Outlook:


Click this link to download the calendar file to your computer.

2. Visit Outlook’s calendar view, press Add Calendar, then Import ICS.
3. Select the ICS file you downloaded and the calendar you’d like to import to, then click import.
Please note that this format does not support live updates of game dates and times.

Other Calendar

Follow these instructions to add to your calendar app:

2. Find the function in your chosen calendar app to add a calendar by URL. It may be called “subscribe via link” or “add shared calendar”. Paste the link there, then press the respective button to add to your calendar.

If such a function does not exist, click the below link to download the calendar file and upload it to your calendar app. Please note that this calendar will not update if game dates or times change.
Tom Sox Calendar

Tom Sox Poker Tournament

March 23 – 7 PM – Elks Lodge