W: Dillon Ortman (5-2) L: Alex Boshers (3-4)
W: Josh Cesario (2-0) L: Shawn O’Neill (1-1) S: Andrew Barbarino (4)
The Turks hosted a doubleheader with the Rebels on Saturday night after their July 15 game in New Market was postponed by inclement weather. Harrisonburg (25-15) took game one as the official away team, but dropped the nightcap to New Market (20-19) as the official home team.
In game 1 of the doubleheader, Turks starter Dillon Ortman earned his fifth win on the season by pitching a complete game shutout against New Market. Ortman, who struck out six and, gave up only three hits in the first abbreviated game.
Harrisonburg’s only run was scored in the third inning, when David Perkins drew a walk with the bases loaded. Perkins finished 0 of 1 with a walk and the only RBI.
Second baseman Ryan Lee finished 2 of 3.
It was the second 1-0 shutout win for the Turks on the season.
In the nightcap, Shawn O’Neill pitched the second Harrisonburg complete game of the night but gave up three runs (two earned) in a 3-1 loss. Opposite O’Neill was Rebels pitcher Josh Cesario, who earned his second win of the summer by pitching six innings of two-hit baseball. Cesario racked up 7 K’s before handing the ball over to closer Andrew Barbarino, who tallied his fourth save of the regular season.
Each team recorded a run in the second inning, but New Market broke the tie with two additional runs in the fifth inning. Matt Dickason led the visitors with a 1 of 4 performance at the plate, but accounted for each of the go-ahead fifth frame runs by recording an RBI and then reaching home himself.
Second baseman Mark Lumpa had the strongest offensive performance in the second game, smashing a double on the ground down the left field line to finish 1 of 2 with a walk.