Tom Sox Stay Hot, Sweep New Market in Doubleheader

The Charlottesville Tom Sox defeated the New Market Rebels in both games of their doubleheader on Saturday in New Market.
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Winner CHL Charlottesville 00870015 9 0
NMR New Market 0000000 7 0
Angelo Cabral (1-0)
Jackson Lancaster (1-1)
Preston Allen (1)


NEW MARKET, Va. –The Charlottesville Tom Sox defeated the New Market Rebels in both games of their doubleheader on Saturday in New Market.


In game one, Angelo Cabral (North Central Texas) started on the mound for Charlottesville, throwing 51 pitches for a total of 35 strikes. On the offensive side, the first sign of action did not come until the fourth inning when Wyatt Langford (Florida) hit an RBI single to make Pierce Bennett (Wake Forest) come home to put the Tom Sox up 1-0. 


Shortly after, Garrett Spikes (Georgia) hit a two RBI single to bring Langford and Logan Amiss (VCU) home to make the score 2-0 Tom Sox. Then, Adam Cecere (Wake Forest), Cole Foster (Auburn), and Spikes, all came home due to three passed balls behind home plate, making the score 6-0.


Then, New Market pitcher Jackson Lancaster had a balk, and with bases loaded, Kameron Guidry (Georgia) was able to come home, making the score 7-0 Tom Sox. Bennett then hit a double to bring home Will Safford (LSU). This caused the Tom Sox to score eight runs in just the fourth inning. 


In the next inning, Safford hit a three RBI triple to bring home Guidry, Eddie Eisert (NC State) and Zach Limas (Incarnate Word). This was Safford’s first multiple-base hit all year. Bases were loaded as Jack Hurley (Virginia Tech) got walked to bring in Safford, making the score 12-0. Then, Eisert got walked again by New Market, to make Gehrig Ebel (Virginia Tech) walk into home plate. 


Spikes then hit a two RBI double to bring home Bennett and Hurley, this made the score 15-0 Charlottesville. Preston Allen (Coastal Bend) came into pitch for the Tom Sox to end the first game. Allen had a total of 31 pitches and 20 strikes. 


The Tom Sox finished game one 15-0.


In game two, Bennett and Amiss came across home plate quickly to give Charlottesville a quick 2-0 lead. Noah Overton (UNC Wilmington) started on the mound for Charlottesville. Overton had a total of 56 pitches and 30 strikes.


New Market got on the board early in the first inning, making the score 2-2 due to an RBI double and a passed ball to run home. Hurley then had an RBI double to bring home Eisert, following Bennett having a triple to bring home Hurley to make the score 4-2 Tom Sox. Eisert then got an RBI single to drive in Foster, to make the score 5-2 Charlottesville.

Shortly after, New Market got another on the board due to an RBI double to make the score 5-3. 


Tristan Sipple (NC State) then came into pitch for the Tom Sox. Sipple had 36 pitches and 23 strikes. 


While the score was still 5-3 Tom Sox, Sipple left the mound and Parker Stinnett (Mississippi State) came into pitch for the Tom Sox to end the second game. Stinnett pitched a great two innings for the Tom Sox, with 27 pitches and 19 strikes.


Langford then had a 2 run RBI single to put the Tom Sox up 7-3 in the final inning. New Market pitcher had a balk while Amiss was on third, making him able to come home. Langford then made it home after another passed ball, making it 9-3 Charlottesville. 


Trevor Candelaria (Davidson) and Hurley both had RBI singles to bring Guidry and Limas home, advancing the score to 11-3.


The Tom Sox finished game two 11-3.  


Charlottesville is now 24-8 on the season, and will be back in action tomorrow with five Tom Sox players and Coach Koehler in the VBL all star game tomorrow in Harrisonburg at 7:30 p.m. The Tom Sox will be back together again on Tuesday, July 13th, as they face the Waynesboro Generals in Waynesboro at 7:00 p.m.


Additional Notes

  • The Tom Sox have swept three-straight doubleheaders.

  • The ‘Sox offense scored in double-digits in each of the three games this weekend, totaling 39 runs in 24 innings.

  • New Market walked 10 batters in each of the two games.

  • Game 1: Charlottesville’s 15-0 shutout is the second-largest shutout in team history. They shut out Front Royal 17-0 at home in the second game of a doubleheader on July 9, 2018.

  • Game 1: Garrett Spikes’ four RBI are the most by a ‘Sox player this season.

  • Game 1: Charlottesville’s 15 runs scored out-do Friday’s 14 as the most this season.

  • Zach Limas went 1-for-4 with four walks in his ‘Sox debut.

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