CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Charlottesville Tom Sox (0-1) take on the Staunton Braves (1-1) tonight (June 2) at 7:30pm. The game will be broadcast live on Facebook Live.
Game Coverage: The game will be broadcast on the Valley Baseball League’s Facebook page, as well as the Valley Baseball League Audio Network. Live stats will also be available. Fans can follow along with in-game updates on the team’s official twitter account (@CvilleTomSoxVBL).
- Prior to the game, the Battle of the Badges tournament will be held at Monticello High School from 1 to approximately 5 pm. The tournament pits the Charlottesville and Albemarle County police & fire departments against each other to determine one champion.
- The Tom Sox and Braves meet for the first time this season.
- The series between Charlottesville and Staunton is split, with a majority of Staunton’s victories coming in 2015/16 and a majority of Charlottesville’s coming in 2017/18.
- Corey Hunt will manage his first game of the 2019 season.
- The Tom Sox have lost 4-9 on opening day in two straight seasons.
- 2017 Tom Sox Tyrie Blalock will manage his first game against his former team.
In Game 1
- The Tom Sox fell to the Harrisonburg Turks, 9-2 on Friday to open the season.
- Charlottesville mustered up only five hits against Turks pitching and struck out 13 times.
- On the other side, three of Charlottesville’s four pitchers allowed three runs apiece and the defense committed three errors.
- The Braves’ history as a hard-hitting offense has continued through their first two games, slugging three doubles and three home runs (46% of their total hits).
- Catcher Kaden Dreier leads the team with a .500 average after going 2-for-4 with a double on June 1 and outfielder Eli Davis follows closely behind at .429, while hitting a home run and leading the team in runs scored (5).
- On the pitching side, the Braves have been less successful this season; with six pitchers working to a 5.29 cumulative ERA (13 runs) and walking eight while striking out 17.
Already on the List
- Catcher Jacob Selden (Randolph-Macon) put himself in the Tom Sox’s record books after just one game, walking three times against the Turks to tie him with several others at 2nd.
The Tom Sox are off on Monday before taking on the Royals in their only meeting in Winchester Tuesday.