By: Crawford Humphries – @crawhumphries
COVINGTON Va- The Charlottesville Tom Sox snapped a three-game winning streak on Saturday night with an 8-5 setback against the Covington Lumberjacks. With the loss, Charlottesville fell three games behind the division-leading Waynesboro Generals.
Thomas Francisco (East Carolina) extended his hit-streak to a franchise-best, 21 games, while Cayman Richardson (Virginia) stretched his to 12 games.
Following five unanswered runs from the Lumberjacks in the first two innings, the Tom Sox were able to briefly climb back from their early deficit, as both Richardson and Francisco extended their respective hit streaks. A Covington error put the Tom Sox on the board in the top of the third, and a three-run fourth inning spearheaded by Christian Hlinka brought Charlottesville to within one.
However, Covington remained unfazed, tacking on two more to extend their lead and holding the Tom Sox scoreless for three consecutive innings. Charlottesville countered with an RBI from Trey McDyre (Liberty) in the top of the eighth, a solo homerun from the Lumberjacks all but sealed the deal, as the Sox were unable to respond in the ninth.
Brock Edge (Florida) led the Tom Sox with three hits and one run scored.
Three Tom Sox pitchers took the mound including starter Devin Hemenway (Florida), reliever Luke Burton (Davidson), and Walker Imwalle (Davidson). Burton gave up just one run in his three innings of work. Imwalle came in for the close, striking out two and allowing just one run in two complete innings.
The Tom Sox are back in action on Sunday night against the Front Royal Cardinals. The first pitch is slated for 7:00 p.m.
|July 20, 2019||7:00 pm||Valley Summer League||2019||90'|
|The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, West Oak Street, Covington, VA 24426, USA|
|Charlottesville Tom Sox||5||Loss|