Tom Sox Helmet

Luke Coker recorded the game-winning, walk-off hit and the Charlottesville Tom Sox rallied from a four-run deficit in the ninth inning to stun the Staunton Braves, 9-8 on Friday night at Charlottesville High School. 

Trailing 8-4 and down to their final three outs, the Tom Sox (16-10) scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth to head home with a needed VBL South Division victory. 

Thomas Francisco got the ninth-inning rally started with an RBI single that plated Kirby McMullen and cut the Staunton lead to three. Then, with the bases loaded, Walker Imwalle smacked a bases-clearing double that brought home Francisco, Cayman Richardson and Trey McDyre to tie the game at 8-8. 

Coker capped the rally with an RBI single that brought home Imwalle. 

Richardson went 3-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored to lead the Tom Sox, while Francisco, Imwalle, Coker and Christian Hlinka each finished with two hits. 

In addition to scoring the winning run, Imwalle also picked up the win on the mound after getting the final two Staunton outs in the ninth inning. 

Chet Moore went 4-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored to lead Staunton (12-14).

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