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Turks Hold on to Beat Braves

- By Jen Kulju Turks Staff Writer HARRISONBURG –  Despite a two-run rally in the ninth inning by the Staunton Braves, the Harrisonburg Turks held on to win by a score of 5-4 on Tuesday. Turks starting pitcher Conner Roberts (University of California, Santa Barbara) did not allow a run before the two in the fourth […]

Summer Earnings

- Spotswood Grad Irvine Honing His Craft With Turks By Cody Elliott Daily News-Record Photo by Jim Sacco/DN-R HARRISONBURG – Spotswood baseball coach Marcus Davis knew. From 2014 to 2017, Davis coached Cameron Irvine as he grew into a Division I prospect. “I absolutely knew that Cameron possessed the work ethic, skill set and pedigree to […]

LITTLE HOMECOMING

- Turks Super-Utility Man Returns To Wingate For Showcase By Greg Madia Daily News-Record Photo by Daniel Lin/DN-R HARRISONBURG – There’s a lesson Zach Little learned when he began playing baseball that has stuck with him throughout his playing career. “My Dad always said, “There’s two positions – you’re on the field or you’re off the […]

Former Turks MVP and Major Leaguer Inducted into 2018 VBL Hall of Fame

- By Jen Kulju Turks Staff Writer Outfielder Billy Sample, who played for the Harrisonburg Turks from 1974-1976, was inducted into the Valley Baseball League (VBL) Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Sample won the MVP Award for the VBL in 1975, a year before he was drafted in the 10th round by the […]

Four-Run Eighth Inning Against Rebels Gets Turks Back on Winning Track

- By Jen Kulju Turks Staff Writer HARRISONBURG –  Down 3-2 going into the bottom of the eighth, the Harrisonburg Turks scored four runs on a triple, double and two singles to defeat the New Market Rebels 6-4 on Sunday. The much-needed win broke a four-game losing streak for the Turks. The night was topped off with […]

Whelton Claims Second Turks POW Award for Week 6

- The Turks struggled through another week as they lost all four games this week. The Turks are sitting at 14-19 and two and half games out of fourth place and a playoff spot in the south. In a week that only saw four games there was limited action, however Brett Whelton impressed. Despite the team […]

Turks Drop a Pair in Covington

- By Dave Norman Turks Web Announcer COVINGTON–The Turks offense struggled all day in Covington, managing just 7 hits total, dropping a critical doubleheader to the Lumberjacks. Luke Scherzer (Virginia Tech) started Game 1 for the Turks allowing 5 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings. Chase Best (5-2) threw a complete-game, 7-inning shutout for the […]

Turks Slide Continues at Purcellville

- By Dave Norman Turks Web Announcer PURCELLVILLE–Harrisonburg and road victories continued to be an elusive goal and the Turks bats went silent late in a 5-2 loss at Purcellville. Jake Brace (Georgia Tech) started for the Turks and was staked to a 1-0 before taking the hill. In all, Brace allowed 4 runs (3 earned) […]

Working the Pen

- Turks’ Schindler Transitions from All-Star Reliever to Starter By Greg Madia Daily News-Record Photo by Daniel Lin/DNR Saturday, July 7, 2018 HARRISONBURG – Rafe Schindler is in the midst of an unusual baseball transformation in his first summer with the Harrisonburg Turks. The University of New Orleans right-handed rising sophomore is a Valley Baseball League […]

Early Mistakes are the Undoing for the Turks

- By Dave Norman Turks Web Announcer WAYNESBORO– The Harrisonburg Turks (14-16) traveled to Kate Collins Field in Waynesboro to take on the Generals (16-13) in the last regular season matchup between the two teams. The Generals got started early and the Turks could never come all the way back falling 7-4 in a game that […]

Best and Brightest

- South Division Defeats North In Valley League All-Star Game By Greg Madia Daily News Record Photo by Josh Walfish/DNR HARRISONBURG –  The South Division All-Stars defeated their North Division counterparts 7-3 in the Valley Baseball League All-Star Game on Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park. Harrisonburg pitcher Kyle Arjona from the University of New Orleans started […]

Sample Inducted Into VBL Hall

- Former Turk was VBL MVP in ’75 By Greg Madia Daily News Record Photo by Josh Walfish/DNR HARRISONBURG – Billy Sample can remember when he dollided with Mickey Rivers in the outfield at old Yankee Stadium just as well as he can recal a similar play from his time with the Harrisonburg Turks. The former […]