Summer Baseball Is In Jeopardy

- Written by Matthew Atkins 2019 Turks Broadcaster Journalist and Baseball Fan The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every part of life at this point. For sports fans especially, the past few weeks have been tough.  Practically every sports league has either canceled its 2020 season or temporarily suspended operations. For baseball fans, this means no […]


- Cancellation of VBL Season Season Didn’t Come Easy By Greg Media and David Driver Daily News Record The reality hasn’t set in yet, but Bob Wease can sense it coming. Ballparks throughout the Valley Baseball League will be chillingly empty on toasty evenings in June and July for the first time in the organization’s history. […]

Rutgers Scarlet Knight Added to the 2020 Roster

- Monday, February 24, 2020 We welcome first baseman/outfielder, Jordan Sweeney, from Rutgers University. The 6-5, 215 pound freshman is from Egg Harbor Twp, NJ. Sweeney played four years of varsity ball at Egg Harbor Twp High School and earned accolades of First Team All-State, First Team All-South Jersey and First Team All-CAL in 2017 after […]

A Trio of Miami Hurricanes Added to the 2020 Roster

- Friday, February 21, 2020 Turks fans join us in welcoming three players from the U. of Miami Hurricanes to play at Veterans Memorial Park this summer. Outfielder, Mykanthony Valdez, a freshman from Davie, FL stands 6-1 and weighs 215 pounds. He was a four-year letter-man at Calvary Christian High School. His senior year he posted […]

Pitt CC Bulldog Joins Pitching Staff

- Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Pitt Community College is sending left-hand pitcher Jack Goleski to join the 2020 Turks pitching staff. The 6-3 195 pound freshman is from Mechanicsville, VA. Goleski started his first collegiate game for the Bulldogs this season. He pitched five innings giving up 1 hit, 1 run, 1 earned run and 3 […]

Troy Trojan Joins the Turks

- Monday, February 17, 2020 Baseball is a small world and longtime friendships are made through summer baseball. The Turks have had a special tie to the Troy baseball program since Head Coach Mark Smartt coached the Turks in 1994. This summer he’s sending another Trojan to Harrisonburg. William Sullivan will play first base for the 2020 […]

Two Oregon Ducks to Take the Field at Veterans Memorial Park

- Monday, February 17, 2010 Former 1992 Turks third baseman, Mark Wasikowski, head coach at U of Oregon is sending two  of his Ducks across the country to play for the Turks this summer. Over his coaching career, Coach Wasikowski, has entrusted players to Coach Wease during the summer season from Purdue, Florida and Arizona.  Jack […]

Two Tennessee Tech Hurlers Added to the 2020 Pitching Staff

- Saturday, February 15, 2020 Tennessee Tech has filled their coaching staff with some familiar faces to the Turks. Head Coach Steve Smith coached the Baylor Bears for years and sent a lot of players to Harrisonburg. Assistant Coach Cooper Farris is very familiar with the Harrisonburg Turks having coached them from 1995-2000. Farris was head […]

OCU Pipeline Sends Two Stars to Harrisonburg

- Saturday, February 15, 2020 We continue our player introductions with a pair  from NAIA Oklahoma City University. 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 […]

A Pair of Eastern Kentucky Colonels Added to Turks Roster

- Friday, February 14, 2020 Eastern Kentucky Head Coach Edwin Thompson was on the 2000 Harrisonburg Turks team that won the VBL Championship. Once he began his coaching career he has sent players to Harrisonburg in hopes that his players enjoy their experience playing for the Turks in the Valley League as he did. This year […]

A Trio of Freshmen from Elon to Play for the Turks

- Friday, February 14, 2020 We welcome a trio of freshmen from Elon University to play at Veterans Memorial Park this summer for the 2020 Turks.  We look forward to an exciting summer of Turks baseball with these three Phoenix. Liam Dabagian is a left-hand pitcher from Media, PA.  He stands 6-0 and is 175 pounds. […]

Three Wingate Bulldogs to Play at Veterans Memorial Park for 2020 season

- Thursday, February 13, 2020 Wingate Head Coach Jeff Gregory is very familiar with Turks baseball after spending his 2005 summer as Assistant Coach  and he has honored that relationship by sending quality baseball players to Harrisonburg over the years.  We welcome three Wingate Bulldogs to the 2020 roster. 2019 outfielder, Jed Bryant returns for his […]