Turks Swept in Woodstock

Written by Brien Krug
Turks Staff Writer
June 15, 2021

Logan McClureThe Turks (2-1) travelled 40 minutes northward to take on the Woodstock River Bandits (3-2) in a make-up double header at Central High School in Woodstock, Va. In game 1 of 2 manager Bob Wease gave the ball to Logan McClure (0-0, 0.00 ERA).

After the Turks line up went down 1-2-3 to start the game, Woodstock would get on the board first in the home half. After a two out walk put runners on 1st and 2nd, the River Bandits would get back to back singles to score 2 early runs. After the rough 1st inning McClure would settle down and over the next 4 innings only give up 1 hit ending with a line of: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 K.

 

The Turks offense would stay quiet until the 4th inning where Connor Hartigan would get the Turks scoring open with a lead off home run to center field, his 2nd in as many games. Jordan Sweeney would follow up Hartigan’s homer with a solo home run of his own to tie the game up at 2. In the bottom of the 6th Michael Rosario would relieve McClure and Woodstock would take advantage.

A single to center would get the Bandit’s offense started. Following an error that placed runners at 2nd and 3rd, Aiden Nagle would ground out to 2nd, but in doing so brought in the leading run for Woodstock, who wasn’t done yet. A double from Bandit’s 3rd baseman Marco Martinez and a single from 1st baseman Jacob Williams would extend Woodstocks lead to 5-2. The Turks would go down 1-2-3 in the 7th and lose their 2nd game in a row.

After a quick 30 minute break the teams were back in action for game 2 with Brett Whiteman (1-0, 0.00 ERA) getting the start. After both teams went down silently in the 1st, Woodstock would get the scoring started in the 2nd. A lead off single and sac bunt would get the Bandits a runner in scoring position with only 1 out. Woodstock DH John Ackerman would then hit an RBI single to get the scoring started. After a fly out recorded the 2nd out of the inning, the Bandits were able to score 2 more unearned runs to extend their lead on a base on balls, E4 and a 2 RBI single.

Liam DabagianFollowing the crooked number in the 2nd Liam Dabagian would come in for Whiteman and only give up 1 hit over his 3 innings of work. However he would give up 2 unearned runs in the 5th after a sac fly and a single scored 2 runners who reached on errors to begin the inning. Nicholas Borek would come in in relief of Dabagian in the 6th and give up a 1 out home run to Woodstock catcher Justin Wachs extending the Bandit’s lead to 6-0.

 

 

 

 

Up until the 7th the Turks were being no hit and only had 2 baserunners all game on errors in innings 5 and 6. Hartigan would get the inning started with a double right inside of the 3rd base bag, extending his hitting streak to 3 games as well as breaking up the no-hitter. Turks catcher Travis Reifsnider would then get the Turks opening run with a seeing eye single through the right side. Jordan Sweeney would then hit his 2nd homer of the day and all of a sudden it was a 6-3 game. But before the Turks could complete the comeback the game was called by the umpires in the top of the 7th with 2 out and a runner on first due to inclement weather in the area. The decisions from the umpires ended the game giving the Turks the 6-3 loss.

 

The Turks (2-3) will look to bounce back tomorrow as they travel to Waynesboro to take on the Waynesboro Generals (2-6) at Crutchfield Park at 7:00 PM