Charlottesville Tom Sox

The Charlottesville Tom Sox are a collegiate summer baseball team in Charlottesville, Virginia.[1] They play in the southern division of the Valley Baseball League.

Charlottesville Tom Sox
Information
LeagueValley Baseball League (Southern Division)
LocationCharlottesville
BallparkC-VILLE Weekly Ballpark at Charlottesville High School
Year founded2014
League championships1 (2017)
ColorsBlue, Green, Gray
MascotPrarieweather Lewis ("Lewie")
Last season2018: 27-21 (Overall)
ManagementCharlottesville Community Baseball, Inc.
CoachCorey Hunt (Head Coach)
Jim Darin (Bench Coach)
Branden Cogswell (Third Base Coach)
Cam Cassady (First Base Coach)
Connor Kaden (Pitching Coach)
PresidentMike Paduano (President & GM)
Joby Giacalone (VP & Promotions Director)

The Tom Sox are the 2017 Valley Baseball League Champions.[2][3]

Mission

"The mission of the Charlottesville Baseball Group is to promote the game of baseball in Central Virginia by providing a high quality collegiate summer team, a memorable fan experience, and opportunities for youth to grow in the game and in character."[4]

Head Coaches

  • Mike Goldberg (2015)
  • Travis Thomas (2016)
  • Corey Hunt (2017–present)

Notable Players

  • Christian Lowry and Jack Roberts of the Tom Sox's 2015 team, as well as Justin Novak from their 2016 team, won the College World Series with the University of Virginia in 2015.
  • Billy Cooke of the Tom Sox's 2015 team won the College World Series with Coastal Carolina in 2016. Cooke was also the first Tom Sox player to be drafted in the MLB Draft, being drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 8th round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft.[5]
  • Cole Maye and Keenan Bell of the Tom Sox's 2017 team won the College World Series with the University of Florida in 2017.
  • Wooster's Michael Wielansky, the 2017 Valley Baseball League MVP, was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 18th round of the 2018 MLB Draft. Also drafted from the Tom Sox in 2018 were Coastal Carolina standout Seth Lancaster (2015) and Richmond closer Layne Looney (2017). Randolph-Macon living legend Richard Spiers was also a member of the 2017 Championship team.

References

  1. "About – Tom Sox". tomsox.org. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  2. "Charlottesville Tom Sox Win Valley Baseball League Championship, Beat Strasburg 2-1". NBC29. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  3. "Tom Sox Claim Title in Tense Winner-Take-All Game Three | Valley League Baseball". www.valleyleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  4. "About – Tom Sox". tomsox.org. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  5. "Catching up with 1st Tom Sox drafted by MLB – Billy Cooke – Tom Sox". tomsox.org. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
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