Longtime Harrisonburg Skipper Eyes Valley League Pennant This Summer
By Greg Madia
HARRISONBURG – Bob Wease has his sights set on another pennant.
The longtime skipper of the Valley Baseball League’s Harrisonburg Turks is keeping that in mind as he prepares to finalize his roster for the 2017 season. Read more
Former 1992 Harrisonburg Turk, UNC Greensboro Head Coach Link Jarrett has been a constant source of sending talented players to the Turks each summer. This season isn’t any different.
UNC Greensboro second baseman Austin Embler will be an important part of the Turks infield. The 5-9, 165 pound junior has produced a lot of offense for the Spartans this spring. Read more
Once again Coach Tom Walter has entrusted some of his Demon Deacons to the Turks. Freshmen Carter Bach and Nick DiPanzio will hone their skills this summer at Veterans Memorial Park. Read more
Texas San Antonio isn’t letting the Turks down this season. The Turks are excited to announce 2016 Turk Brian Arias will return to Harrisonburg and cover second base at Veterans Memorial Park for another summer. At 6-0, 195 pounds, Arias is a versatile player who switches between second base and shortstop. The rising junior has a .352 batting average in 105 at bats, with 33 runs, 37 hits, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 8 home runs, 25 RBI’s 7 walks, and is 2 for 2 stolen bases. Read more
James Gronberg, a 6-3 185 pound junior outfielder is seeing the country playing baseball. Gronberg hails from the north in Stamford, CT and plays ball in the south at Florida Tech University and now will travel to Virginia to play for the Turks this summer. As a freshman, Gronberg appeared in 49 games, making 48 starts as a freshman and batted .279 with 29 RBIs and 29 runs scored. He posted a .980 fielding percentage with two outfield assists. Read more