Turks Looses Longtime Friend, Bill Swecker

- Harrisonburg, VA   It’s always hard to share sad news. Last week the Turks lost a dear friend, William (Bill) Swecker. Bill served on the Turks Board of Directors with former General Manager Jim Lineweaver for 20 years and then helped current GM Bob Wease for a number of years. Bill loved the Turks and enjoyed […]

Scherzer, Llewellyn Play Together Again in Harrisonburg

- BY BILLY FELLIN Sports Editor Powhatan Today Summer baseball can represent many things to baseball players. For some, it could be necessary time to work back from an injury, while for others it could be to continue to sharpen their skills over the long summer break between semesters in college. Others still just want to […]

Embler and Arjona Named to 2018 All Valley League First Team.

- Congratulations to Turks second baseman Austin Embler (UNC Greensboro) and RHP Kyle Arjona (New Orleans) for being named to the 2018 All Valley League Team, First Team. Embler led the Turks with a .388 BA in 116 AB, with 26 runs, 45 hits, 7 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs, and 21 walks. He was selected for […]

Zach Little Runs His Way to Week 8 Turks Player of the Week

- The Harrisonburg Turks willed their way into the playoffs this past week going 2-1 in their last three. The Turks started the week with two consecutive rainouts, including the first rainout of the season at Veterans Memorial Park, which pushed everything back a few days. The Turks concluded the weeks with a 12-3 thumping of […]

Covington Ends Turks’ Season

- By Greg Madia Daily News-Record HARRISONBURG – When Chase Best climbed to the top of the mound, he did it with the intent to finish the game. The Covington left-hander, nearly exhausted was ready to fire his 114th pitch of the night. “It was definitely all I had left,” Best said. “It was a fastball.” […]

Turks Rally Late to Secure Playoff Berth

- By Dave Norman Web Cast Announcer HARRISONBURG–Better late than never was the adage of the night as Harrisonburg scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and hung on to defeat Charlottesville 2-1. With the win and a Staunton loss, the Turks advance to the Valley Baseball League Playoffs. Luke Scherzer (Virginia Tech) […]

Turks Pitching Struggles in Loss

- STAUNTON– The Harrisonburg Turks (19-22) fell to the Staunton Braves (20-21) by a score of 12-2. The Turks pitching staff struggled throughout the night to find and maintain a rhythm, which, in the end, was their undoing. The Turks started the game fast when Zach Little (Wingate) hit the first pitch he saw for a […]

Moon Light Make Up Game this Saturday at 9:00

- Our Wednesday, July 25th rained out home game with Charlottesville has been rescheduled to be played on Saturday, July 28th at 9:00 pm. Yes, that’s correct. Due to scheduling issues with the field we will be starting the game at 9:00 pm. We hope that our loyal Turks fans will be out in full force […]

Kratz Finds His Place With Brewers In Pennant Race

- By Greg Madia Daily News-Record AP Photo/John Minchillo HARRISONBURG – In his Milwaukee debut, Erik Kratz gave himself a chance to stick with the franchise. The Eastern Mennonite University product clubbed a home run, wellbeyond the left centere-field fence at Miller Park, that was part of a 2-for-5 performance in the Brewers’ come-from-behind win over […]

Turks Trounce Jacks to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

- By Jen Kulju Turks Staff Writer HARRISONBURG – The Harrisonburg Turks defeated the Covington Lumberjacks, collecting 14 hits and capitalizing on five errors by the Jacks to win 12-3 on Thursday. The Turks move to 19-21 on the season and are now tied for fourth place in the South division with the Staunton Braves, whom […]

Austin Embler earns Week 7 Turks POTW

- The Harrisonburg Turks came into the week with their backs against the wall and had to fight for their playoff lives. The Turks started the week on a four game winning streak storming back into the playoff picture and then dropped their last two of the week against Charlottesville and Strasburg. Now heading into their […]

Turks Fall to Express on Bizarre Ending

- By Dave Norman Web Cast Announcer STRASBURG–With the race for the playoffs in full swing, Harrisonburg had a 9th-inning rally fall short on a game-ending triple play, losing 5-3 in Strasburg. The game was a pitchers dual from the outset pitting Joseph Mannelly (Georgia Tech) against Cody Whitten for the Express. Both pitched well and […]