Additions to the Turks Pitching Staff

Written by Shelton Moss
2021 Turks Webcast Announcer

Turks Pitching Coach Luke Scherzer is going to need plenty of arms to work the mound this summer at Veterans Memorial Park. We would like to introduce a few of those to you now.

Jake Blair, a native of Ocala, Florida, Blair appeared in eight games for the Santa Fe College Saints a season ago, posting a 3-1 record and 3.48 ERA. The 6’4 freshman righthander struck out nearly 14 batters per nine innings, the highest mark on the team. Blair was a three-time First Team All-County selection at North Marion High School. In his free time, he enjoys hunting and fishing.

 

 

Logan McClure made seven relief appearances for West Virginia Tech in the shortened 2020 season, striking out 10 batters in 13.2 innings pitched. As a freshman in 2019, McClure threw 24.2 innings to the tune of a 4.38 ERA. He comes from Hurricane, West Virginia, a small town of just over 6,000 people. The 5’11, 180-pounder, righthander was an All-Conference selection at Hurricane High School. McClure is majoring in civil engineering at West Virginia Tech. Though his first name is Logan, he goes by the name Petie.

 

Adam Riggleman comes from Glenville State College, a Division II school in West Virginia. As a freshman in 2018, Riggleman 10 starts for the Pioneers, going 5-3 with a 4.53 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 57.2 innings pitched. He continued that success into his sophomore season, but unfortunately suffered an injury early on that required Tommy John Surgery. Riggleman was not able to play collegiate ball in 2020, but in the summer he joined the Broadway Bruins of the Rockingham County Baseball League, going 3-0 with a 0.78 ERA during the regular season to earn RCBL Pitcher of the Year honors. The 6’2, 200-pound righthander continued that success into the post season, helping lead the Bruins to a RCBL Championship in August.

Brett Whiteman, made four appearances out of the bullpen for Mercyhurst as a junior in the COVID short 2020 season, recording 10 strikeouts in seven innings of work. The 6’2 righthander transferred from Potomac State College, not far from his hometown of Ridgeley, West Virginia. In two seasons with Potomac State, Whiteman made 18 starts, going 9-4 with only five home runs allowed in over 80 innings pitched. He was a West Virginia Sports Writers’ All-State Selection at Frankfort High School.

 

We welcome these righthanders to our 2021 pitching staff and look forward to a great summer of Turks baseball.