Tracking the Turks: Week of Mar. 29-Apr. 4

- Multiple Turks players heated up at the plate over the past week. Here are some of the top highlights from this week’s action.  On the Mound Liam McDonnell (James Madison) returned to the mound for the first time in over three weeks as he started in the Dukes’ 9-3 victory over Charleston on Saturday. McDonnell […]

Tracking the Turks: March 22-28

- Another week of collegiate baseball action was highlighted by several Turks players impressing at the plate.  On the Mound Eric Adler (Wake Forest) continued his string of scoreless relief appearances, pitching in three games over the week while not allowing a run, giving him seven consecutive scoreless outings. This included two appearances against No. 17 […]

Tracking the Turks: Week of March 15-21

- Several Turks players impressed at the plate and on the pitcher’s mound over the past week, including some big-time pitching performances in relief. On the Mound Eric Adler (Wake Forest) made two appearances over the week, pitching a scoreless inning of relief on both occasions. This included action in the series opener against Georgia Tech […]

A Season Unlike Any Other: How COVID-19 is Impacting the 2021 College Baseball Season

- Written by Brien Krug Turks Staff Writer March 23, 2021 “Shocked”, this was the response that Jimmy Jackson, a 6-year Associate Head Coach and Pitching Coach for the JMU Dukes Baseball Team, had when asked what his initial reaction was to the news that broke on March 12th, 2020. About a year ago to date […]

Tracking the Turks: Week of March 8-14

- Turks players from across the collegiate baseball landscape made their mark over the past week, including several big-time performances at the plate. On the Mound Jared Donalson (Georgia Southwestern State) pitched a gem on Saturday, tossing seven innings of one-run ball in the Hurricanes’ 7-1 victory over Clifton. He surrendered only five hits and two […]

Best Offenses Since 1994: The 2004 Harrisonburg Turks

- Turks fans, we are fortunate to have a very talented baseball lover and Valley Baseball League guru to cover our league. We have encouraged you for years to LIKE and FOLLOW All Things Valley League by John Leonard. He provides wonderful informative articles and stats for past VBL alumni and always coverage during the current […]

South Paws Come to Harrisonburg

- Written by Shelton Moss 2021 Turks Webcast Announcer Pitching Coach Luke Scherzer will have two more lefties on his staff, meet Jack Goleski and Alex Munroe. Goleski saw limited action on the mound for Pitt Community College in the shortened Covid season, making his first career start against Louisberg on February 12 in which he […]

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 […]

A Duo of Eastern Kentucky Hurlers Join Turks Roster

- Written by Shelton Moss 2021 Turks Webcast Announcer The Turks welcome these two Colonel pitchers to take the mound at Veterans Memorial Park this summer. Garrett Simpson made two appearances for Eastern Kentucky in the shortened 2020 season, posting a 3.00 ERA and allowing just four hits to 16 batters faced. The 6’0 155 pound […]

Austin Mueller is Familiar with the Valley League

- Written by Shelton Moss 2021 Turks Webcast Announcer Austin Mueller has spent the past three years playing collegiately at Indiana University (PA). As a freshman in 2018, he hit .281 in 17 games for the Crimson Hawks. Last season, he hit .241 and recorded two homers and eight RBI in eight starts while playing at […]

A Pair of OCU Stars Join the Turks

- Written by Shelton Moss 2021 Turks Webcast Announcer Baseball is a close knit family. Friendships are made and have a way of crossing paths again at baseball fields. Oklahoma City Assistant Coach Keith Lytle came to Harrisonburg in 1988 to coach the Turks for General Manager Jim Lineweaver. Lytle enjoyed Veterans Memorial Park, the friendly […]

Tracking the Turks: Week of March 1-7

- Over the past week, several Turks performed well on the diamond as college baseball teams across the country got their season underway. On the Mound Mac Callari (Wingate) made the start for the Bulldogs, pitching 6.2 innings and allowing just one earned run and three hits in Wingate’s 4-2 victory over Lincoln Memorial on Saturday. […]