UNC Greensboro will be sending a duo of Spartans to Harrisonburg to play for the Turks this summer. Returning 2013 VBL MVP, outfielder Eric Kalbfleisch will attempt to match and even better his great performance from last summer while showing his fellow Spartan, infielder Hunter King the ropes in the ‘Burg.
Hunter King is a junior infielder for the Spartans. He is a Mason City, Iowa resident where he was a 3 sport athlete in high school including a State Champion MVP in baseball. He would attend Northern Iowa Area Community College before transferring to UNC Greensboro. The 5’11 190 lb second baseman adds pop to the middle infield position for the Spartans. He has shown to be a consistent clutch performer this season, which includes a walk off homerun in extra innings against Wake Forest. The right handed batter has a batting average of .300 and leads the Spartans with 20 rbis this season.
Eric Kalbfleisch is a left fielder and left handed pitcher for the Spartans. The 6’2 215 junior is from Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. In 2013, as a sophomore, Kalbfleisch led the Spartans and was second in the Southern Conference in doubles. He appeared in 52 games and batted .310 in 2013. This season, Kalbfleisch has appeared and started in 4 games in the field and has a .375 batting average with 7 rbis in only 16 at-bats. In the past two years he has been rather impressive at the plate. Kalbfleisch, a member of the 2013 Turks and led the team with an impressive average of .354 Kalbfleisch claimed a number of accolades during his 2013 summer season, he was named Turks Week 7 Co-Player of the Week, a member of the 2013 Valley Baseball All Star Team, the MVP of the VBL All Star Game and named to the 1st Team All Valley League Team.