Chris Pike Earns Turk Player of the Week
The Harrisonburg Turks enjoyed a successful week of wins, playing six games and winning five. In that string of wins, the pitching staff confused and dominated some powerful line-ups. Right-hander Chris Pike lead the way earning Turks Player of the Week, after earning two wins this week, culminating in a 3-0 win-loss record.His first appearance of the week came against the Waynesboro Generals, in a fight for first place in the South. Pike delivered 5.0 innings 3 earned-runs on 4 hits and 5 strikeouts. The Fordham University star, then made an appearance out of the bullpen Saturday night vs. Covington. Pike’s teammate from Fordham, Ryan Lee, belted a three-run shot helping Pike move to 3-0, after 1.2 innings 1 hit, 0 earned runs, and 3 strikeouts.
The hard-throwing pitcher now has an ERA of 1.96 in 18.1 innings of work, and only 6 walks on 29 strikeouts. Pike is one of the supremely talented arms the Turks have stocked. Just a day after his teammate at Fordham University, Ryan Lee, earned Valley League Player of the Week, Chris Pike with 2 wins in a week, earned the honors for the Turks.