By: Michael Janney, JMU Intern
Harrisonburg, Va., June 16, 2005- Freshman designated-hitter Jason Seefeld (Arizona) led off the bottom of the sixth inning with a single to center field and scored when sophomore first baseman Clint Robinson (Troy) hit a double over the center fielder in the following at-bat. The run gave Harrisonburg a 2-1 lead, which was all that the Turks needed to hold off the visiting Lumberjacks for the win. The Turks improved to 6-6, while the Covington fell to 7-4. The Turks jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the second inning, when sophomore third baseman Steve Head (Indiana) scored on a fielder’s choice by sophomore second baseman Josh Richardson (Indiana). Covington tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the sixth, when junior first baseman Tom Hagan (Virginia) scored on a Matt Bounds (Louisiana-Lafayette) single to left field. Reliever Jeff Carroll (Ohio State) entered the game in the sixth inning to shut down the Lumberjacks offense and picked up his first win of the year. Carroll pitched 2 1/3 innings allowing no runs, two hits, and struck out two. Closer Chris Fessler (Yavapai JC) entered in the ninth, allowing only one batter to reach base and struck out two for his fifth save of the summer. Turks starter Sean Jarrett (Arizona) pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowed one run, two hits, two walks and stuck out four. Jarrett had a few problems with his control early on, hitting three Lumberjack batters. Robinson was the only Harrisonburg batter with a multi-hit game going 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Turks. Covington pitcher Sam Walls (N.C. State) pitched eight innings, allowed two runs off of seven hits while suffering the loss. The Turks remain at home on Friday, as they will host the Woodstock River Bandits who Harrisonburg beat 5-3 on Wednesday night in Woodstock. The game will start at 7:30 p.m.