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Kratz: From MLB Catcher To Middle School Coach

- November 18, 2022 Written by David Driver Daily News-Record Last March, Erik Kratz was in spring training with the New York Yankees catching All-Star pitchers before the pandemic shut down the sport. Now a little bit over a year later — with Opening Day on Thursday — the former Eastern Mennonite University backstop is teaching […]

Wease Sells Turks, Will Continue To Coach

- November 2, 2022 By Shane Melton Daily News-Record The name Bob Wease has been synonymous with the Harrisonburg Turks and the entire Valley Baseball League for more than three decades. But after 32 seasons as president and general manager of the Turks, Wease sold the team and is handing those titles over to another Valley […]

Thank You to Our Amazing 2022 Harrisonburg Turks

- August 22, 2022 The Turks were blessed with these seven amazing student interns that were outstanding assets to our organization this past season. Stephen Potucek and Nick Zona graduated from James Madison University in 5/2022. They were our Game Day Operations staff. They were responsible for contacting and assisting all of our National Anthem performers, […]

Nick Zona’s Dream Comes True

- August 8, 2022 John Breeden Harrisonburg Turks From the beginning, Nick Zona’s childhood dream was to play in the Major Leagues. He started playing baseball when he was five years old and has been around the sport his entire life. That dream became a reality on July 19, when he was drafted to the Seattle […]

1992 Turks Player Link Jarrett to Coach Florida State

- Florida State University June 24, 2022: Link Jarrett Named 10th Head Coach in Florida State Baseball History TALLAHASSEE – Link Jarrett, a two-time National Coach of the Year at Notre Dame and a 1994 Florida State graduate, was named the 10th head baseball coach in FSU history Friday by Vice President and Director of Athletics Michael Alford. […]

Longtime Friend and Former Turks Coach Keith Lytle Named OCU Head Coach

- Thursday, August 4, 2022 Oklahoma City University  Lytle Becomes OCU Head Coach Lytle has contributed heavily to winningest program since 1991 OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University has appointed Keith Lytle as its new head baseball coach. Lytle has built a sterling reputation as one of the finest hitting instructors and assistant coaches in the nation over […]

2022 Valley League All-Defensive Teams

- Valley Baseball League August 2, 2022 2022 Valley League All-Defensive Teams The Valley League is pleased to announce, for the first time, the league’s All-Defensive teams! Like the All-Valley League teams, coaches both nominated and voted for these honors, and the teams are split by division. Congratulations to all honorees! North Division Defensive Player of […]

South Division All Valley League Team

- Valley Baseball League August 1, 2022   It’s time for the Valley League postseason awards! The Valley League decided to split the awards this year by the North and South Divisions. Coaches and media members voted on their own divisions only, and coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players. So, for the […]

A Talk with Turks Assistant Coach Doug Polluck

- August 1, 2022 John Breeden Harrisonburg Turks Pollock Looks Back on First Year as Assistant Coach, Helping Players with the Game’s Mental Aspect Doug Pollock’s opportunity to be a Harrisonburg Turk arose during the collegiate baseball offseason when Turks head coach Bob Wease was talking to WVU Tech’s head coach Lawrence Nesselrodt. Pollock became WVU […]

Turks Force Decisive Game 3 Against Generals

- Thursday, July 28, 2022 John Breeden Daily News Record    Harrisonburg is still alive in the Valley Baseball League playoffs after a 7-5 win over Waynesboro in Game 2 of a best-of-three quarterfinal series on Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Park. It came down to the wire in the top of the ninth with the Generals […]

Turks Fall To Generals In Game 1 Of Quarterfinal Series

- Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Daily News Record WAYNESBORO — The Valley League Baseball playoffs are officially underway and it began with Waynesboro defeating Harrisonburg 7-1 in Game 1 of a best-of-three quarterfinal series at Kate Collins Field on Tuesday in the second meeting between the two teams in as many nights. “Obviously it’s the playoffs […]

Turks Defeated in Last Regular-Season Game

- Tuesday, July 26, 2022 John Breeden Harrisonburg, VA The Harrisonburg Turks fell 7-3 to the Waynesboro Generals in the last regular-season game Monday night at Veterans Memorial Park. The Turks are the No. 3 seed in the south division entering the playoffs. Turks pitcher Andrew Williams was lights out in the top of the first, […]