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Tom Sox Set for Doubleheader with Harrisonburg

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (22-14) will face the Harrisonburg Turks (24-12) in two 9-inning games today at Charlottesville High School. It will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page and Tom Sox TV. First pitch for the first game is set for 3 P.M., with the second to follow approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first. Game two will also be the annual Bark in the Park night.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (22-14) will face the Harrisonburg Turks (24-12) in two 9-inning games today at Charlottesville High School. It will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page and Tom Sox TV. First pitch for the first game is set for 3 P.M., with the second to follow approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first. Game two will also be the annual Bark in the Park night.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Tom Sox Facebook Page or Tom Sox TV to watch today’s games. 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 2022 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

Game 1

Harrisonburg: RHP Matt Kleinfelter, James Madison (2-2, 3.69 ERA, 24.1 IP, 10 BB, 26 K)

Charlottesville: RHP Bobby Olsen, Brown (2-0, 2.02 ERA, 13.1 IP, 12 BB, 12 K)

Game 2

Harrisonburg: LHP Matthew Gainer, West Virginia Tech (2-1, 2.28 ERA, 23.2 IP, 9 BB, 11 K)

Charlottesville: RHP Justin Humenay, VCU (0-2, 8.48 ERA, 11.2 IP, 12 BB, 13 K)

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox and Turks will play a doubleheader to finish their season series today.

  • The Tom Sox and Turks sit two games apart in the South division standings, with the Waynesboro Generals sitting in between the two. All three teams still have the ability to win the division title.

  • The ‘Sox defeated the Braves last night, 12-5 on the strength of 18 hits and three homers.

  • Charlottesville will play their first doubleheader against a South division team since July 25, 2016 against Harrisonburg and only their third all-time.

  • Today is the first doubleheader in team history with two 9-inning games. All the others have been 7-inning games.

 

SERIES vs HARRISONBURG

  • The Tom Sox and Turks will meet for the 45th and 46th all-time meetings today.

  • The season series is knotted up 3-3. The ‘Sox have won both of the meetings in Charlottesville thus far.

  • Four of the six meetings this season have ended in walk-off fashion, three Turks wins and one Charlottesville win.

  • The Tom Sox defeated the Turks 11-6 on Monday behind strong days from Christian MartinCarter Cunningham, and Nic Ericsson. Martin went 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBI, Cunningham went 2-for-4 with three RBI, and Ericsson went 3-for-3 with three runs and two walks.

 

STREAKY SUMMER

  • Of the Tom Sox’s 22 wins this summer, 20 of them have come as part of a 3+ game win streak. This includes their four wins this week against Harrisonburg, Strasburg, and Staunton.

  • Charlottesville is 16-5 following a win this season and 6-8 following a loss.

 

SATCH HEADED TO THE BREW CREW

  • Satchell Norman concluded his Tom Sox tenure Tuesday after being drafted by the Brewers in the 15th round.

  • Norman finishes his Tom Sox tenure with a .319 average, 21 runs, eight doubles, 19 RBI, 21 walks, and nine stolen bases.

  • His nine multi-hit games ranks second on the team.

  • Norman concluded his season on a 13-game on-base streak, and reached base in 25 of the 26 games he played this summer.

  • Norman is the third former ‘Sox player to be drafted in the same summer they played, joining fellow FSW Bucs Alex Ayala and Carlos Rodriguez last summer.

 

FORMER SOX HEADED TO MLB

  • Two Tom Sox players from previous summers are headed to the minor leagues after the MLB Draft concluded Tuesday, both Auburn Tigers.

  • 2021 ‘Sox player Trace Bright was drafted in the fifth round on Monday. Bright made three starts for Charlottesville last summer, working a 2.31 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 11.2 innings. He served as a weekend starter for Auburn this spring, going 5-4 with a 5.13 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 80.2 innings.

  • Bright heads to the Orioles, who now boast three ‘Sox players (Connor Gillispie, Nick Roth) in their minor league organizations.

  • 2019’s Carson Skipper was drafted by the Rockies in the 11th round on Tuesday. Skipper made three appearances (two starts) for Charlottesville in 2019, with a 7.88 ERA and 14 strikeouts in eight innings. He finished this spring with a 4.45 ERA in 27 appearances for Auburn, striking out 70 in 58.2 innings.

  • Skipper joins 2018 ‘Sox hurler Evan Justice (NC State) in the Rockies organization.

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