Turks Improve Record to 23-8
Wednesday night was the first time the Turks traveled north to Charles Town WV to play the Cannons at Sager Field. It was a long trip and the game was delayed thirty minutes so the field could be readied after a earlier rain. Then it was the longest game the Turks have played this season three hours and three minutes. Then there was the long trip home. However, it was all worth it in the end as the Turks came away with a 6-4 win.
All-Star game South MVP outfielder Eric Kalbfleisch (UNC Greensboro) was 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Three Turks; Thomas Smith (GA Tech), Mike Warren (Texas San-Antonio) and RJ Perucki (Texas San-Antonio) spurred the offense with RBIs. Perucki was 2-for-5 on the night.
RHP Connor Kaden (Wake Forest) got the win for the Turks allowing three earned runs and three walks while only giving up three hits. He struck out ten. Adam Cherry (LaSalle) was credited with his 4th save for the season.
Kaden is the VBL leader with 51 strikes outs for the season. Kaden is 4-0 with a 2.84 era in 38 innings of work.
Harrisonburg maintains first place in the South with a 23-8 record while Charles Town (17-15) is now only 2 1/2 games behind the Northern leader Woodstock (18-11) .
The Turks continue on the road Thursday in a make up game at 7:30 pm at John Moxie Stadium as the Staunton Braves try to improve their 17-12 third place record.