Tom Sox Lose to New Market 16-4 in VBL Championship Series Game 1

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The Charlottesville Tom Sox lost to New Market 16-4 Monday night in game one of the Valley Baseball League best-of-three championship series.

The Tom Sox built a 3-0 lead in the first inning but then gave up 15 of the next 16 runs.

New Market scored seven runs in the fourth and fifth innings, building an 8-3 lead and never trailed after that.

The Rebels out-hit the Tom Sox 19-7.

New Market can win the VBL championship Tuesday night at home with a win.

The defending VBL champion Tom Sox will aim to force a deciding game three Wednesday night in Charlottesville.