Watson & TURKS Beat Generals

6/26/04 – Written by Denise Wampler, JMU Communications Intern

TURKS centerfielder, Reggie Watson (Junior, Indiana University), went 3-5, as the TURKS (9-8) out slugged the Waynesboro Generals, to pick up their ninth win of the season, beating the Generals, 7-3, on June 26, at Kate Collins Field in Waynesboro. While the junior from Indiana University lead the way for Harrisonburg, nine other TURKS contributed to the offensive attack, producing 14 hits. Right Fielder, Kevin Koski (2-4)(Freshman, Southern Illinois), DH, Ryan Gotcher (2-4) (Freshman, Missouri State), and Catcher, Matt Weglarz (2-5)(Sophomore, SW Missouri State), each added two hits, while, (third baseman, Ryan Parker (1-3) (Junior, Indiana University), first baseman, Joe Kemp (1-5) (Junior, Indiana University), second baseman, Corby Heckman (1-5) (Junior, Indiana University), shortstop, Gered Mochizuki (1-3)(Freshman, Yavapai Junior College), and left fielder, Jeff Halbert (Junior, Rollins College) each had one hit a piece. The TURKS were equally well-rounded on the defensive end, producing zero errors, The defensive attack was lead by starting pitcher, Mike Mlotkowski (Junior, Oklahoma City University), who improved his record to 2-1, after tonight’s win, going 5 2/3 innings for the TURKS. The junior, gave up just three runs, on seven hits, struck out nine, and walked two. Relief was supplied by sophomore Tim Gudex, (Iowa University) who went the final 3 1/3 innings for the TURKS, collecting his fourth save of the 2004 season. Gudex was nearly perfect, as he gave up zero runs, on just one hit, struck out six, and walked none. The TURKS will be back at home, tomorrow, June 28, playing host to the Staunton Braves at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Game time 7:30 p.m. GO TURKS!