Childress Leads Turks to a 5-1 win Over TomSox

Written by Jackson Campbell
Broadcast Intern

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Corey Childress got himself into a few jams on Friday night, but was still able to walk away with an eight inning shutout effort to beat the Charlottesville TomSox.

ChildresFullSizeRender-1 (1)s allowed nine hits in his eight innings but not a single runner crossed the plate. Going into the game, he was sitting at a 0.69 ERA and improved that to an incredible 0.43. His fastball caused multiple fans in the stands to ask out loud, “how hard does this kid throw?” Childress also boasts a 16 to three strikeout to walk ratio, solidifying him among the top pitchers in the Valley League thus far.

Trevor Craport 2016IMG_6204 The Turks got on the board early off the bats of Trevor Craport and Tripp Shelton, both of whom have had an outstanding week. RBI’s from Craport and Greg Popatak all but wrapped up the victory in the seventh.

Christian Bourne came in to close the game for Harrisonburg in the ninth and got the save after loading up the bases. DJ Lee (Richmond) brought home Dupree Hart (College of Charleston) for the TomSox only run of the night before Bourne put them away for good.

On an otherwise quiet night offensively for both teams, Tripp Shelton was the standout with a 4-4 night, racking up a double and three singles.

Charlottesville will get another shot at Harrisonburg when the two teams face each other at 6:00 at Veterans Memorial Park on Sunday night for a double-header (two 7 inning games).