Tom Sox Take On Royals in Father’s Day Doubleheader

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (9-3) will face the Winchester Royals (6-3) in two 7-inning games today at Charlottesville High School. They will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page and Tom Sox TV. First pitch for game 1 is set for 5 P.M., with the second to follow 30 minutes after the first.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (9-3) will face the Winchester Royals (6-3) in two 7-inning games today at Charlottesville High School. They will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page and Tom Sox TV. First pitch for game 1 is set for 5 P.M., with the second to follow 30 minutes after the first.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Tom Sox Facebook Page to watch tonight’s games. Tom Sox TV will also have live coverage. 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 2021 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

Winchester: TBA

Charlottesville (Game 1): RHP Jacob Haney – William & Mary (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 IP, 2 BB, 11 K)

Charlottesville (Game 2): RHP Dillon Janac – Rice (0-0, 3.38 ERA, 8.0 IP, 6 BB, 9 K)

 

LEADING OFF

  • Charlottesville and Winchester will meet in a doubleheader today, with the first game starting at 5 P.M. and the second 30 minutes following the first.

  • Today’s doubleheader is the only meeting this season between the two teams.

  • Last night, the Tom Sox profited off of 13 walks and 4 hit-by-pitches to defeat Covington, 10-4.

  • Entering this current stretch, the Tom Sox are scheduled to play 13 games in 11 days, including two doubleheaders. The next scheduled off day is June 23.

  • Charlottesville’s 3.15 ERA ranks 2nd in the VBL and its .186 opponent BA leads the league.

  • The Tom Sox are 5-0 all-time on Father’s Day.

 

SERIES vs WINCHESTER

  • The Tom Sox have won 6 of the last 10 against the Royals. They have split the last 6 meetings.

  • The Tom Sox are 6-1 against the Royals at home, and went 1-1 at home last year.

  • Charlottesville has scored double-digit runs on Winchester in 2 of their last 3 meetings.

  • The 10-run margin of victory in the last meeting was the 2nd-largest all-time in this series, only trailing Charlottesville’s 16-2 win (14 runs) in their first ever meeting.

 

LAST TIME OUT

  • The ‘Sox used 13 walks and 4 hit-by-pitches to their advantage, defeating the Lumberjacks 10-4 last night.

  • The 13 walks are tied for the 2nd-most in team history. 5 Charlottesville batters had multiple walks.

  • Tom Sox batters had only 5 hits on the night, 2 of which came in the 9th inning.

  • The ‘Sox’s 10 runs are the most in a game this season.

  • On the mound, Tom Sox pitchers struck out 14+ batters for the third straight night. They have struck out double-digit batters in 8 of their 12 games this season.

  • They allowed 4 or fewer walks for the third straight game.

 

STRIKEOUT RECORDS

  • Charlottesville pitchers have struck out 131 batters in their first 12 games, the most in team history.

  • 5 players bring in double-digit strikeouts with Brady Kirtner (16) leading the way.

  • The team’s 131 strikeouts rank 2nd in the VBL, trailing only Strasburg (146).

  • ‘Sox pitching has six games with 13+ K’s, and has struck out 14+ in 3 straight.

  • They have struck out 43 batters over their last 3 games.

 

#OMASOX

  • The Tom Sox have representatives from three of the eight teams in the 2021 College World Series.

  • Christian Hlinka (2019) represents the hometown Hoos for the ‘Sox.

  • Three NC State players are signed to the 2021 roster in Garrett Payne, Eddie Eisert, and Tristan Sipple. Evan Justice, a 2018 TS player, has played a major role in NC State’s run as their primary closer, and tossed a lockdown 3 innings yesterday for the Wolfpack.

  • Mississippi State also sends three reps to the 2021 ‘Sox in Houston Harding, Brayland Skinner, and Tanner Leggett. Harding has recently worked as State’s Sunday starter, while Skinner and Leggett have added important at-bats.

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