Turks Fall to Generals 10-3

Written by Jackson Campbell
Broadcast Intern

WAYNESBORO, VA — During a season in which the Turks have often been the team to grab an early lead, Waynesboro turned the tables on Harrisonburg Monday night when a huge offensive explosion in the second inning gave them a 7-1 advantage, one that the Turks could not recover from.

2016 Trevor Craport2016 Mason GeorgeVince Braman (St Mary’s) improved his record to 4-0 on the season with an outstanding eight inning performance, striking out eight batters and allowing just three runs. Trevor Craport and Mason George had the lone RBI’s on the night for the Turks, Craport’s coming on a double to deep center field in the first inning that brought home Jonathan Pryor for a one-nothing lead. George’s would come later in the night, a home run to left field that scored Craport.

It was all about balance for the Generals who got hits from eight of their nine starters, (Brent Sakurai, the ninth, drew three walks) and racked up 18 hits in total. Five errors also hurt the Turks, two of which directly led to runs scored for the Generals.

2016 Donte Lindsay2016 Luke DykesDonte Lindsay, Devin Harriman, and Luke Dykes all saw time on the mound, and for Harriman (Pensacola State College) it was his first appearance for the Turks. He threw four innings, gave up eight hits and three runs, and struck out three. Late in his appearance, he seemed to find the groove with both his fastball and slider.

Seven games remain in the season for the Turks, who are in second place in the South division. They are one and a half games behind first place Waynesboro, and hold a three and a half game lead over third place Covington. Five of the remaining seven games are against South division opponents, including a doubleheader against Charlottesville on the last day of the regular season, which may determine the Turks’ playoff position.

The next home game for Harrisonburg (23-12) is on July 20, when the Front Royal Cardinals (17-18) come to town.

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