Tom Sox Set to Play 2 at Woodstock

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (1-0) will face the Woodstock River Bandits (1-0) in a doubleheader at Central High School. It will be broadcast live on Facebook. First pitch is set for 5 P.M., with the second game starting 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (1-0) will face the Woodstock River Bandits (1-0) in a doubleheader at Central High School. It will be broadcast live on Facebook. First pitch is set for 5 P.M., with the second game starting 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Tom Sox 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.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Charlottesville (1): LHP Alex Ayala (Florida Southwestern)

Charlottesville (2): RHP Jacob Haney (William & Mary)

Woodstock: TBA

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox head to Woodstock to play two against the River Bandits. Both games of the doubleheader will be seven innings.

  • Today’s meetings will be the only between the two out-of-division foes.

  • The Tom Sox used a pair of big innings to defeat the Lumberjacks in the season opener, 9-5.

 

SERIES vs WOODSTOCK

  • Charlottesville has won 9 of the last 10 against the River Bandits, with the lone loss coming at home in 2019.

  • The Tom Sox have not lost in Woodstock since 2015.

  • Since 2017, the Tom Sox have outscored the River Bandits 83-39. 31 of the Bandits’ 39 runs have come in the last five meetings.

  • Woodstock is 2-1 vs the Tom Sox under Mike Bocock.

 

LAST NIGHT

  • The ‘Sox defeated the Lumberjacks 9-5 behind strong bats and a dominant bullpen.

  • 7 of the 9 starters had a hit, and 8 of the 9 reached base.

  • Pierce Bennett reached base all 5 times, collecting 2 hits and 3 walks.

  • Ryan Dyal and Alex Urban each knocked in 2 runs.

  • The ‘Sox bullpen allowed only 1 ER in 5 IP, with only 5 batters reaching base.

 

SCOUTING THE RIVER BANDITS

  • The River Bandits won their season opener on the road, defeating the 2019 runner-up Strasburg 5-2.

  • Carson Ford went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and Jaylon Lee knocked in 2 runs.

  • Brandon Haggerty got the win on the bump after tossing five 2-run innings and striking out 7. The Bandits bullpen held the Express scoreless through the final 4 innings.

  • Among others, the River Bandits bring back the 2019 VBL MVP Aidan Nagle to their lineup. Multiple other key guys, including Willy Escala, Jaylon Deshazier, and Hunter Hoopes also return.

  • The ‘Bandits roster is filled with mid-major and Division III talent, including Nagle, Zack Whitacre, Conor Miller, and many more.

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