Tom Sox & Turks Meet in First of 3 This Week

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (13-6) will face the Harrisonburg Turks (10-8) tonight at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be broadcast live on the Turks Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7:30 P.M.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (13-6) will face the Harrisonburg Turks (10-8) tonight at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be broadcast live on the Turks Facebook page. First pitch is set for 7:30 P.M.

 

Coverage: Viewers can head to the Turks 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: Admission to Turks games is $5 for an adult, $3 for college students (with presented I.D.), $2 for senior citizens (65 and older), and $1 for kids 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the admission gate.

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Charlottesville: RHP Christian Worley – Virginia Tech (0-0, 0.75 ERA, 12.0 IP, 5 BB, 12 K)

Harrisonburg: TBA

 

LEADING OFF

  • The Tom Sox and Turks will meet for the first of 2 consecutive meetings.

  • Over the next 7 days, the Tom Sox will see the Turks 3 times, the Generals 3 times, and the Cannons in a doubleheader.

  • Charlottesville swept Strasburg in a doubleheader Sunday, winning 6-4 and 9-2 in two 7-inning games.

  • Charlottesville’s 3.54 ERA ranks 2nd in the VBL (behind only Harrisonburg) and its .191 opponent BA lead the VBL.

  • After going 7-1 in their first 8 games, the ‘Sox are 6-5 in their last 11.

 

SERIES vs HARRISONBURG

  • Charlottesville has lost 2 of the last 3 meetings against the Turks, both on the road.

  • Both of those losses were by 2 or fewer runs.

  • Tonight’s game will be the fourth-straight matchup in this series in Harrisonburg, dating back to the 2019 season.

  • 3 of the last 4 meetings have featured 5 or fewer combined runs.

 

LAST TIME OUT

  • The Tom Sox swept Strasburg in a doubleheader, their first DH sweep of the season.

  • Wyatt Langford was the star of game 1, finishing a double short of the cycle. He is the third player to homer and triple in the same game, and finished 5-for-7 with 4 runs & 2 RBI on the day.

  • Dillon Janac was lights-out on the mound for Charlottesville in game 2, tossing a career-high 10 strikeouts (tied a Tom Sox record) and allowing no runs and no hits. His 5 innings were the most by a ‘Sox pitcher this season.

  • Strasburg left a combined 20 runners on base between the 2 games. They left the bases loaded in 3 innings.

  • The Tom Sox stole 6 bases in the 2nd game, placing 2nd all-time in the team record book. Makenzie Pate’s 3 are tied for the most this season.

 

TEAM TRENDS

  • The ‘Sox offense has scored 6.8 runs/game in wins and 2.2 in losses. They also have double the amount of walks per game in wins.

  • 12 of Charlottesville’s 19 games have been decided by 3 or more runs.

  • Two of the three 1-run games have been walk-off wins.

  • 8 players have reached base in 5+ straight games at some point this season. Gehrig Ebel leads the team with an 11-game streak that ended in game 1 Sunday.

  • Tom Sox batters are batting .238 with runners on base and .283 with runners in scoring position

  • The Tom Sox have stolen 1 or fewer bases in 4 of their last 8 games. They had only 2 such games entering that stretch.

 

WYATT’S BIG DAY

  • Wyatt Langford went off for the ‘Sox in their doubleheader against Strasburg.

  • On the day, Langford went 5-for-7 with 4 runs and 2 RBI.

  • He finished a double short of the cycle in game 1, hitting a home run, triple, and bunt single (respectively) in the game.

  • In game 2, Langford went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.

  • Langford’s game 1 performance made him only the third player to hit a triple and home run in the same game, ranking with Bruce Steel (2016) and 2017 VBL MVP Michael Wielansky.

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