Turks Player of the Week: Jared Baker (OKCU)
Turks Co-Players of the Week: Shane Billings (Wingate) and James Ziemba (Duke)
Congratulations to the 2015 Turks All-Stars
Shane Billings (Wingate): Turks Week Four POW and VBL D-Bat Player of the Week
WAYNESBORO, Va., July 30, 2015 – The Waynesboro Generals beat the Harrisonburg Turks 5-4 at Kate Collins Field on Thursday to even the South division first round playoff series at 1-1. Three Generals relievers combined to throw 2.2 scoreless innings grabbing the win and the save in the process.
The Waynesboro offense started the scoring early on. In the first inning, against Turks starter Kale Morton (Arizona), Chris Cook (East Tennessee State) hit a one out double and was brought home by a single by Clayton Taylor (Nebraska Omaha), 1-0 Generals. It was still 1-0 Generals in the third inning when Cook doubled and Kevin Phillips (East Tennessee State) walked to put runners on first and second with one out. Then Taylor lined a single to right center field scoring Cook from second, then a misplay by the Turks right fielder Jesse Baker (Texas–San Antonio) allowed Phillips to score and Taylor to move to second making the score 3-0 Generals. With the bases loaded and one out in the fifth, Turks starter Kale Morton still in the ballgame. The Generals Jeremy Taylor (East Tennessee State) singled to right to make it 4-0 Generals. The Turks rallied to tie it at 4-4 in the top of the seventh, but in that bottom of the seventh with Phillips at third, Jeremy Taylor executed a successful safety squeeze to allow Phillips to score, giving the Generals 5-4 lead. A score they would eventually win by. [Click here to read more…]
WP: Ziemba (4-1)- 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
LP: Braman (1-4)- 8 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
S: Brown (5)
HARRISONBURG, Va., July 29, 2015 – Despite being held scoreless in eight of nine innings, the Turks defeated the Waynesboro Generals, 4-2 at Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday night.
The Turks put all of their scoring might into the fifth inning; luckily that inning would provide all the runs they needed. After the first out of the inning, Harrisonburg put the next two batters on with an error and a Trevor Denton. Both runners crossed the plate thanks to Kameron Esthay’s two-RBI double down the right field line, tying the game at two apiece. Tripp Shelton continued the trend with a double of his own to once again put two runners in scoring position and Shane Billings gave the Turks their first lead of the night with a two-RBI single right back up the middle.
With the win, the Turks take a 1-0 lead over the Generals in the three-game series to start the 2015 Valley League Baseball playoffs. [Click here to read more…]