At the intersection of talent and perseverance is where you will find former Turk catcher Erik Kratz. Kratz is in the big leagues now with Kansas City,but like most professional athletes, his journey has been full of curveballs and detours.
The Telford, PA native and Eastern Mennonite University alum has been with a whopping 15 different professional teams (4 MLB Organizations) since 2002. With just 2 errors in 147 MLB games, Erik’s calling card has always been his defense.
Catching is always key component in bringing out the best in pitchers. Erik has caught some of the best in the majors since 2009. Cole Hamels, Roy Halliday, Cliff Lee, Johnathan Papelbon and James Shields just to name a few. [Click here to read more…]
Meet the 2015 JMU Dukes
Michael Evans is a sophomore pitcher at James Madison University. During his freshman year for the Dukes, Evans led the team in appearances and games in relief (26). In his first career victory, Evans pitched three scoreless innings and recorded four strikeouts against Binghamton. So far during the 2015 season, Evans has notched 4 saves , a 2-3 record with a 4.26 era. in 25.1 innings of work. He has given up 23 hits, 12 earned runs, 17 walks and 32 strike outs. [Click here to read more…]