No title defense for Tom Sox; Valley Baseball League officially cancelled for 2020

The Tom Sox will not get a chance to defend their Valley Baseball League Championship, as the 2020 season has officially been cancelled.

No title defense for Tom Sox; Valley Baseball League officially cancelled for 2020

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Tom Sox will not get a chance to defend their Valley Baseball League Championship, as the 2020 season has been cancelled.

“It was going be a really good team, from what I could tell,” said Tom Sox LHP, Sam Crawford. “It really does stink that the season got cancelled. I don’t really have a whole lot besides, ‘It just isn’t fun.’”

Teams were scheduled to begin play May 29th, but the official news came down Thursday night: Game Over.

“We kind of fill a void here in this town between the spring sports and the fall sports," says Drew Goodman, who is on the Tom Sox Board of Directors. "There’s a three-month period where there’s not much going on with local athletics.”

The decision from the Valley Baseball League follows the temporary stay-at-home order issued by the Governor.

Charlottesville joined the VBL in 2015.

They won the league championship in 2017 and 2019.

Goodman says, “For the past five years we’ve become a big part of the community, that people can be proud of."

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