OCU Pipeline Sends Two Stars

When Bob Wease started working with Turks GM Jim Lineweaver in 1989, Oklahoma City University’s Assistant Coach Keith Lytle was the coach of the Turks. A lifelong friendship developed between Wease and Lytle which proved truly special, not only for the two men but also for the Harrisonburg team. After Mr. Lineweaver’s death in 1990, Wease acquired the Turks. When recruiting, he turned to Lytle and began to build a pipeline that has stood strong through the years. Several OCU Stars have played for the Turks, including one particularly close to Coach Lytle.
In 2015, Keith was excited to send his own son Joe back to the town he remembered so fondly from the 1980s. As a freshman that summer the younger Lytle hit .300 in 36 games, 130 AB, 7 doubles, 1 triple, with 17 RBIs, 11 walks and 7 stolen bases. The following season Lytle was injured and unable to play for the Turks.  However for the 2017 season, the 6-0, 185-pound Lytle will be back in Harrisonburg.
The OCU catcher is currently posting an outstanding .416 BA in 101 AB with 8 runs, 42 hits, 14 doubles, 2 home runs, 25 RBIs, with only 2 walks and 3 strike outs. Although Lytle usually plays catcher, he is a utility player capable of filling in anywhere, and we look forward to seeing what role he plays for us this summer! 
We are excited to welcome another of the OCU Stars, RHP Robert Delgado, a junior from Killeen, TX who adds size and strength as a batter, standing 6-5 and weighing 260 pounds. Delgado is posting a 2.48 ERA with a 6-1 record through 40 innings of work. Delgado should play a huge part in the Turks pitching rotation. 

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