Tom Sox pitchers shut down Turks

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- The Tom Sox got some much-needed solid work on the mound on Tuesday night, as three pitchers combined on a seven-hitter in a 5-2 win against Harrisonburg.

The Turks scored both of their runs with two outs in the first inning off Charlottesville starter Maddison Furman (2-1), who struck out four and gave up four hits in four innings. Furman gave way to Covenant School grad Jacob Haney, who struck out eight of the 15 batters he faced, and gave up just two hits in four shutout innings. Alaska Abney gave up one hit and struck out one in the ninth to pick up his fourth save of the summer.

Tuesday's game marked the first time since a 2-1 win at Front Royal on June 30 that the Tom Sox pitchers allowed fewer than five runs in a game. Sox opponents had been averaging 7.2 runs in six games in July.

The Sox got seven hits from six different players, including RBI singles from Ramon Garza in the third inning, and from Alex Fedje-Johnson and Thomas Francisco in the fourth.

Tuesday's win combined with Waynesboro's loss at home to Winchester moved the Sox back to within three games of the first-place Generals in the South Division standings. The Tom Sox travel to Purcellville on Wednesday, then have home games against Covington and Winchester on Friday and Saturday.

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