Sox lose ground with loss at home

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- A big early July stretch for the Tom Sox got off to a bumpy start Monday night.

Woodstock put up 12 hits and capitalized on three Tom Sox errors to pull away for a 10-5 win at Charlottesville High School on Monday night. That Charlottesville loss, combined with a 6-4 Waynesboro win at home against Harrisonburg, dropped the Sox 1 1/2 games behind the Generals for first place in the South Division.

Monday's game was the first of eight at home for the Tom Sox in an 11-game span over the next week and a half. That includes three in a row at CHS after Tuesday's visit to Harrisonburg. The Sox entered Monday's game 8-3 on their home field this summer.

Covenant School grad Jacob Haney took the loss for the Sox on Monday after giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits in four innings. All-star Joe Sprake struggled in relief of Haney, giving up five runs on six hits in 1 1/3 innings, raising his ERA for the summer from 1.88 to 4.50.

Five different River Bandits finished the night with two hits apiece. The win snapped an eight-game Tom Sox winning streak against Woodstock that dated back to the 2016 season.