The Charlottesville Tom Sox used a fast start and a strong finish to defeat the Waynesboro Generals 7-2 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.
Charlottesville (5-1) scored two runs in the first inning, then tacked on two more in the third to take an early 4-0 lead. Waynesboro (4-2) made things interesting in the top of the eighth, scoring two runs to trim the lead to two. The Tom Sox closed the door in the bottom of the inning, scoring three runs to provide the final margin.
Michael Nickles went 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Ramon Garza finished 2-for-4 with one run scored for Charlottesville. Kobe Lopez and Santiago Garcia each had two hits for Waynesboro.
Starter Carden Mellown picked up the win for the Tom Sox after pitching four scoreless innings.
After an off day on Saturday, Charlottesville travels to Covington on Sunday for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Lumberjacks.