Tom Sox Seek Key Win at Waynesboro Tonight

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (14-11) will face the Waynesboro Generals (17-11) tonight at Union Home Mortgage Park at Kate Collins Field in Waynesboro. It will be broadcast live on the Generals Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (14-11) will face the Waynesboro Generals (17-11) tonight at Union Home Mortgage Park at Kate Collins Field in Waynesboro. It will be broadcast live on the Generals Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Generals 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: Tickets at Kate Collins Field are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors (65+), $3 for children (8 and under), and $3 for veterans and military. All tickets are available at the gate.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Charlottesville: RHP Bobby Olsen, Brown (2-0, 1.74 ERA, 10.1 IP, 8 BB, 11 K)

Waynesboro: RHP JC Toro, Faulkner (0-0, 4.15 ERA, 8.2 IP, 1 BB, 11 K)

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox will play their first of two-straight road games when they face the Generals today.

  • Last night’s game at Harrisonburg was rained out after storms hit the area. It was postponed to July 18.

  • Charlottesville will play the 300th game in the franchise’s history tonight.

  • The Tom Sox have scored 15+ runs in back-to-back games after scoring in single-digits in 11 straight.

  • After sitting in last place on the league batting average leaderboard for much of the season, the Tom Sox are now fifth after the offensive explosion.

  • Bobby Olsen will make his first start for the Tom Sox since he was activated from the injured list on Saturday.

 

SERIES vs WAYNESBORO

  • The Tom Sox and Generals will meet for the sixth time this season and second this week.

  • Charlottesville is 4-1 against Waynesboro this year, the lone loss coming on June 23 at home.

  • The Tom Sox have won both games at Kate Collins field this season.

  • The ‘Sox knocked off the Generals on Monday in the annual July 4 tradition. Charlottesville scored 17 runs – their most ever against Waynesboro – and tallied the largest-ever margin of victory against the Generals. Satchell Norman went 4-for-5 with four runs, four RBI, two doubles, and a home run. Christian Martin went 2-fof-3 with three runs, four RBI, and a home run.

  • The Tom Sox have thrown plenty of “potassium” at the Generals, striking out 51 – the most of any team this season.

 

SOX ARE HOT!

  • The Tom Sox offense has exploded over the last four games, scoring 42 runs. That’s good for just over 10 runs per game.

  • Charlottesville is batting .371 over the 4-game win streak with 43 hits, 11 doubles, three home runs, and 31 walks to 18 strikeouts.

  • The ‘Sox have scored 15+ runs in back-to-back games, both at home. They defeated Waynesboro 17-4 on Monday before shutting out Covington 16-0 last night.

  • 33 runs in back-to-back games is the most in team history.

  • 16 runs last night was the largest margin of victory in a single game in Tom Sox history. The 17 runs scored on Monday were the most ever at Charlottesville High School.

  • Charlottesville’s batting average has jumped from last to fifth in the VBL over the last three days, and their OPS has shot from last to third.

 

DEFENSIVE PROWESS

  • The Tom Sox have been one of the top defensive teams in the Valley League this summer.

  • Charlottesville’s .973 fielding percentage and 23 errors both lead the Valley League.

  • The ‘Sox have committed only one error over their last nine games.

  • Kyle Edwards, Charlottesville’s starting shortstop, has only one error, as does infielder Gavin Abrams, who’s started 17 of 25 games.

 

CARTER’S HIT PARTY

  • Carter Cunningham has been on a tear in the month of July.

  • Cunningham is batting .600 during the six-game stretch with eight runs, 12 hits, two doubles, a home run, six RBI, and three walks.

  • He has multiple hits in each of the last four games. He collected three hits in both ends of the doubleheader at Winchester and has two in each of the last two games.

  • He’s scored seven runs over the last four games with four RBI and two doubles.

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