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Valley Baseball League Discrimination Policy

- Considering the current status of our country the Valley Baseball League wants to make their position completely understood. At last night’s board meeting the following statement was released, “The Valley Baseball League will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, military or veteran […]

NEW KIND OF SAVES

- TA Grad Now Has Second Outdoor Career By David Driver Daily News Record Turner Ashby graduate Ian Ostlund collected 26 saves during a pro baseball career that left him on the cusp of making the Major Leagues with the Detroit Tigers. Now the Rockingham County resident is recording more important saves — through a second […]

Wease To Join Bruins Staff for Summer

- By Greg Madia Daily News Record He’s a baseball lifer and that isn’t changing. “I don’t want to be sitting around this summer,” Bob Wease, the longtime president and skipper of the Valley Baseball League’s Harrisonburg Turks, said, “so I’m going to help.” On Monday, Wease told the Daily News-Record he will serve as an […]

VBL Hosting Podcasts, Broadcasting Old Games in 2020

- WHSV TV3 Harrisonburg HARRISONBURG, Va. — With competition shut down in 2020 due COVID-19, the Valley Baseball League is using digital platforms to showcase players, coaches, and old games. With competition shut down in 2020 due COVID-19, the Valley Baseball League is using digital platforms to showcase players, coaches, and old games. The league has already […]

Learning Curve

- This Turks Team Produced Coaches As Well U.VA’s O’Connor Was Part of Star-Studded 1990 Turks By David Driver Daily News-Record Brian O’Connor had never been to Virginia when he started driving from his native Nebraska to Harrisonburg in the spring of 1990 to play for the Turks. “I drove out here with two of my […]

VBL Hall of Fame Induction Pushed Back to 2021

- David Driver Daily News Record Harrisonburg, VA There is a Hall of Fame class of 2020 for the Valley Baseball League – but those honored do not know that yet. New Market resident Bruce Alger, the president of the VBL, told the Daily News-Record on Monday the 2020 class was chosen earlier this year by […]

2020 Valley Baseball League Season Cancelled

- On April 2, 2020 an official announcement was released by Commissioner Bruce Alger of the Valley Baseball League cancelling the 2020 season. http://www.valleyleaguebaseball.com/view/valleyleaguebaseball/news-652/news_530403 The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes in our country. President Donald Trump has asked for “social distancing” for all citizens. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a stay-at-home order until June 10th […]

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 […]

“THE RIGHT DECISION”

- 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 […]