5 Turks Get All Star Nod

Written by Brien Krug  
Turks Staff Writer

The All-Star Game is fast approaching as the Valley Baseball League announces the North and South All-Star teams for the contest taking place on July 11th at 7:30 PM in Harrisonburg at Eagle Field at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Turks fans will see 5 familiar faces on the South Roster, C Logan McNeely, 2B Carlos Marte, OF Michael Rosario, P Logan McClure, and P Andres Rodriguez. All these players have had stellar seasons so far for the Turks.

Logan McNeely, who arrived late after leading his college, Wingate, to their first-ever NCAA DII National Championship, has done nothing but rake since he arrived. Since arriving on June 24th McNeely has led the team in 2B’s (4) and RBI’s (7) while hitting .286/.316/.400.

 

 

Carlos Marte has been a consistent factor at the top of the order all year. Hitting leadoff in 19/22 games Marte is leading the team in on-base percentage (.375) while also ranking 2nd in average (.290) and 4th in runs (10). Marte has also been really good in the field rocking a .947 fielding percentage while also constantly flashing the leather.

Michael Rosario has been a dependable option all year in the middle of the Turks lineup. The University of Miami product is leading the team in AVG (.313), Hits (21), and Slugging (.478) while also ranking 2nd in HR (2) and R (12). Rosario has also done some work on the mound pitching really well in his last 2 outings, only giving up 2 hits and 1 run over 5 innings of work.

Logan McClure

Logan McClure has been solid for the highly ranked Turks pitching staff so far this year. The West Virginia Tech right-hander ranks 2nd on the Turks in starts (3) and WHIP (1.04), while also sporting a 1-0 record with 1 save.

 

 

Andres Rodriguez has certainly emerged as the ace for Larry Erbaugh’s pitching staff. After coming out of the bullpen in his first two appearances, Rodriguez has gone 2-0 in his last 3 starts sporting a 2.81 ERA with 21 K’s over those starts. The Florida Tech Panther is also 3rd on the Turks in ERA (2.37) and WHIP (1.05) while being tied for 8th in the VBL in K’s (27).

Along with the All-Star Game, there will be a Home Run Derby and 60-yard dash that starts at 5:20 PM. There will also be the announcement of the 2021 VBL Hall of Fame class. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for kids (ages 3-12). However, kids wearing sports jerseys will be admitted for free in a special All-Star Game promotion. So come out to the park and enjoy some Valley League baseball!