Harrisonburg Turks SportsWatch – July 16, 2017


The Harrisonburg Turks (16-17) have now won three in a row and look for their fourth in a home contest against the New Market Rebels (19-14). The Turks and the Rebels are both having a good start to the second half of the season, going 7-3 in their last 10 games.

Probable starters for tonight are John Gregory (1-0) for the Turks and Kyle Luigs (1-2) for the Rebels. This will be Gregory’s tenth appearance compared to Luigs’ sixth, but Luigs does have the upper-hand in the ERA, having a 2.41. Gregory’s is 3.47 this season. First pitch at Veterans Memorial Park is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Tonight is Pack the Pews Youth Sunday. For more information, go to harrisonburgturks.com.

Last night the Turks dominated Waynesboro (18-15) 7-3. The Generals got on the board first, getting one run, but the Turks four-run eighth inning was too much for the Generals to recover from. The Turks outhit the Generals 14-9.

Austin Embler and Elliott Cary lead the Turks with their bat. Embler went 3-for-5 with a RBI and socred a run. Cary scored two runs as a part of a 2-for-4 performance. For the third time this season, all the Turks in the lineup got at least a base hit.

McClain Bradley had a good game at the plate for the Generals. He went 2-for-5 and scored a run. Dakota Robbins also did well, going 2-for-3 and a run scored.

Jacob Ramos (1-2) got his first decision, pitching 3.0 innings only allowing two hits and no runs while striking out six. John Hisel (0-2) got his second loss of the season, allowing four runs on four hits.

The Turks will be idle on Monday and Tuesday, and then are on the road to Woodstock (11-20) Wendesday.

Other games today/tonight:

Cal Ripken League vs. Valley Baseball League – 10am

Charlottesville @ Waynesboro – 7pm
Staunton @ Covington – 7pm
Front Royal @ Winchester – 7pm