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Kratz All Caught Up With San Fran’s Staff

- By Greg Madia Daily News-Record WASHINGTON — Before Bruce Bochy led the San Francisco Giants to three World Series championships earlier this decade or earned the National League Manager of the Year award in 1996, he was a longtime backup catcher as a player. He knows exactly what someone in that role needs to prioritize. Acquired […]

Demon Deacon Hurlers Join Turks Pitching Staff

- Turks Coach Bob Wease has had the Turks since 1990. Over the last 29 years there has been a lot of young men play for him at Veterans Memorial Park. Many of those players went on to other careers after their college days were over. However, many of them went on to play in the […]

UNCG Coach Jarrett Sends Spartans to Harrisonburg

- UNC Greensboro is another school that Coach Wease has a strong relationship with. Head Coach Link Jarrett played for the Turks in 1992 and the two coaches have maintained a good friendship over all of these years. Coach Jarrett has been a constant source of sending talented and first class young players to the Turks each […]

Pair of OCU Stars Set to Take the Mound at the Vet

- The Turks have tapped their pipe-line at Oklahoma City University with Coaches Keith Lytle and Denny Crabaugh once again. A pair of senior OCU pitchers will be traveling across country to play in Harrisonburg this summer. The Stars have a 17-2 record right now. Right-hand pitcher Bryce Milligan is 6-0 165 pounds from Blanchard, OK. Milligan […]

Stewart Returns for Another Season with the Turks

- Left-hand hurler and former 2017 Turk, Grant Stewart, returns to Harrisonburg to join the pitching staff. Stewart had plans to join the Turks for a second season in 2018 but transfer plans to Troy University changed his plans. He will be a strong addition to our roster. Prior to Troy, as a freshman Stewart pitched […]

Turks Sign Freshman from Virginia Tech

- The Turks welcome freshman infielder, Cam Grimes, from Virginia Tech. The 5’9″ 185 pound infielder from Mechanicsville, VA is majoring in criminology. Grimes was a teammate with another Turks player this summer, Nick Zona, where they both graduated from the power house Hanover High School baseball program and helped the team to a 2016 state […]

Studstill Returns to the Mound at Veterans Memorial Park

- Next up for the Turks is 6’2” senior Mason Studstill. In the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft RHP Mason was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 22nd round (662nd overall). Before playing at FL Gulf Coast Mason played at Miami and made an appearance there, he struck out a pair in an inning of work vs […]

Tennessee Tech Catcher Added to Turks Roster

- The Turks would like to welcome senior John Elford from TN Tech to Harrisonburg this summer. John is a 5’11” 190 pound catcher from Jackson, TN. Last year John had a BA of .385, OBP of .438 and SLG of an awesome 1.077! Over his career at TN Tech he has a total fielding percentage […]

Zona Has Baseball In His Blood

- Madison’s Shortstop Grew Up In The Game By Greg Madia Daily News-Record HARRISONBURG – Not long after the nine innings are over Nick Zona knows at least a few text messages are coming and sometimes to expect a phone call with a couple of voices on the other side of the line. The James Madison […]

Blomquist Returns to Harrisonburg

- Tyler Blomquist from West Liberty University is returning to the Turks for the 2019 summer. Blomquist, a 5’7″ 220 pound RHP is a junior Biology major from St. Clairsville, OH. In 2018 Blomquist had a 3.91 era in 23.0 IP and had 15 strikeouts and 8 walks for the Hilltoppers. Blomquist joined the Turks at […]

A Pair of Western Kentucky Hillhoppers Returns to Harrisonburg

- The Turks want to welcome back a pair from Western Kentucky; Bailey Sutton and Jack Wilson. Red-shirt Junior Bailey Sutton, a 6’3” 185 pound RHP from Louisville, KY will be a great addition to our pitching staff. During his first season pitching for WKU, Bailey tossed 31 innings and collected 30 strikeouts. He was 1-of-2 WKU […]

Merejo Returns for Another Season Behind the Plate

- Welcome back Elian Merejo looking forward for another exciting season of Turks baseball. Merejo, a 6’1” 200 pound catcher from Orlando, FL had a productive season with the Turks. He posted a .333 batting average with 12 runs and 35 hits. Elian transferred from Eastern FL State to GA State to finish his Criminal Justice major. […]