Turks Split with Covington

Harrisonburg Seizes Nightcap After Dropping First Game 4-0

By Chase Kiddy | Harrisonburg Turks Staff Writer

 

Game 1:

W: Nolan Krivijanski (1-0)
L: J.R. Holloway (1-1)

Game 2:

W: Ryan Castellenos (1-1)
L: Charles Cooper (0-2)
S: Brett Morgan (3)

 

After being shut out in game 1 of Tuesday’s double-header, the Turks used a pair of fourth inning triples to earn a revenge win over the visiting Covington Lumberjacks.

Harrisonburg (20-12) was trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth when Christopher Barr drove a triple straight off the right center field wall. Two batters later, left fielder Eric Kalbfleisch copied him, knocking a second trey to the exact same spot on the field.

Kalbfleisch scored when designated hitter Joey Roach laced a single into center field for the go-ahead run.

Covington center fielder Demetrius Moorer reached third in the top of the 5th, but the Jacks never really threatened to score after that in shortened 7-inning game.

For the first time this season, Harrisonburg started Ryan Castellenos on the mound at the start of game two. He threw a strong outing, giving up one earned run and one out in six full frames. He struck out nine.

Brett Morgan roped in the save after striking out two of the final batters in the seventh inning.

In game 1, the Lumberjacks also chose to trust a spot starter. Nolan Krivijanski had only appeared in two Valley League games, but he was near-perfect on the mound, not giving up anything until Kalbfleisch charted a single in the bottom of the fifth.

Kalbfleisch finished the night going 2 for 5 with an RBI and a score.

The Turks have earned a much-needed rest on Wednesday. They’ll be home again on Thursday to face the Winchester Royals before hosting the final regular season showdown between Harrisonburg and Front Royal on Friday. Both games are scheduled to start at 7:30pm.

 

 

Chase Kiddy has served as the Harrisonburg Turks’ staff writer since Spring 2012. Contact him at ckiddy09@gmail.com, or yell at him in the press box during home games at Veterans Memorial Park.


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