Valley Baseball League Approves 2017 Schedule
Harrisonburg, VA On Thursday, January 19th the Board of Directors of the Valley Baseball League met and approved the 42 game schedule for the eleven team league. The schedule will be posted on the VBL website in the coming days. The league is divided into North and South divisions in the following alignment: Northern teams are comprised of the Purcellville Cannons, Front Royal Cardinals, Winchester Royals, Strasburg Express, Woodstock RiverBandits and the New Market Rebels. The Southern teams are comprised of the Harrisonburg Turks, Staunton Braves, Waynesboro Generals, Charlottesville TomSox and the Covington Lumberjacks.
The teams play 24 intra divisional games and 18 interdivisional games. The 2017 VBL schedule was specifically created this season so that the majority of intra divisional games will be played on the weekends to draw larger crowds with closer rival teams playing.
Harrisonburg, Staunton, and New Market all start their home games at 7:30 while the other eight teams have a 7:00 start time.
The Turks have posted their 2017 schedule on their website. They open their season on Friday, June 2nd traveling to John Moxie Stadium to play the Staunton Braves. After a day off on Saturday, the Turks will open at home on Sunday, June 4th hosting the Waynesboro Generals at JMU Veterans Memorial Park. Game time is 7:30 p.m