Tom Sox Seek Sixth Straight Win with Trip to Waynesboro

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (8-5) will face the Waynesboro Generals (9-6) on the road tonight at Kate Collins Field. 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 (8-5) will face the Waynesboro Generals (9-6) on the road tonight at Kate Collins Field. 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: LHP Luke Wagner, Georgia (0-0, 13.50 ERA, 1.1 IP, 2 BB, 1 K)

Waynesboro: LHP Jonathan Blackwell, Coastal Carolina (0-0, 2.70 ERA, 3.1 IP, 2 BB, 3 K)

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox return to division play against Waynesboro tonight.

  • Charlottesville has won their last five games, the longest active win streak in the VBL. They have moved into first place in the South division.

  • The Tom Sox swept a doubleheader with the Cannons on Sunday, their seventh and eighth straight wins against Purcellville.

  • Luke Wagner will make his first start of the season for Charlottesville tonight. He made his seasond debut on the mound last Wednesday against the Generals.

  • Following tonight’s game, the ‘Sox will travel to Staunton for their fourth game of the season against the Braves. They will then face the Generals at home Thursday.

 

SERIES vs WAYNESBORO

  • The Tom Sox and Generals will meet for the 47th time tonight, and the 40th all-time in the regular season.

  • After losing three straight to Waynesboro to end the 2021 season (including a sweep in the first round of the playoffs), the ‘Sox have won their first two against Waynesboro this season. The wins have tied up the all-time series at 23 apiece.

  • The Tom Sox’s current five-game win streak began last Wednesday in Waynesboro. The ‘Sox scored three in the ninth to secure the victory, led by a triple from Kyle Edwards.

  • Edwards went 3-for-5 in the contest and finished a homer short of the cycle.

  • The game featured ten combined hit by pitches, the most ever in a Tom Sox game.

 

LAST GAME

  • The Tom Sox offense continued to roll, sweeping Purcellville in a doubleheader Sunday.

  • In game one, Cole Wagner continued his scorching start with a team-leading three RBI. Matthew Prevesk led the squad with three hits, two of them doubles.

  • The ‘Sox pitching staff struck out a season-high 12 batters, including six by Wyatt Lunsford-Shenkman in his ‘Sox debut.

  • The Tom Sox led by one run entering the sixth inning, but exploded for six in the frame to finish with 13 total.

  • The offense was more limited in game two, with all three of the combined runs scored in the first inning. The teams combined for five total hits as Emmett Bice and Jarvis Evans Jr. dueled for five innings.

 

A WHOLE NEW OFFENSE

  • After scoring 29 runs in their first eight games (16 if you exclude 13 scored in one game vs Staunton), the Tom Sox have scored 50 runs in their last five contests.

  • They have more than doubled their runs per game output just over that span, now sitting at 6.1.

  • They have recorded double-digit hits in three of their last four after recording single digits in every game prior.

  • Two offensive additions have been the jumpstarts for the offensive explosion, Georgia’s Cole Wagner (.389 BA, 2 HR, 11 RBI) and VCU’s Logan Amiss (.500 BA, 6 R, 5 RBI).

  • Both Wagner and Amiss made their first starts of the season last week against Waynesboro.

 

OM NOM NOM NOM!

  • Cole Wagner – nicknamed “Cookie” or the “Cookie Monster” – has been on a tear to begin his stint on the ‘Sox.

  • Wagner has 11 RBI in his first five games, the most by any player through five games in team history.

  • Despite playing only five games, Wagner’s 11 RBI is tied for the fifth-most in the Valley League. The six players ahead of him and next 12 behind him have all played double-digit games.

  • Wagner also became the first ‘Sox player since July 9, 2021 to have a two-homer game, hitting a pair of moonshots against Staunton last Thursday.

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