Jacob Ramos, a 5-9, 160 pound RHP from Shorter University will be joining the Turks for the 2017 season. Ramos is no stranger to the Valley Baseball League as he pitched for Front Royal in the North Division last summer. Ramos posted a stellar 1.00 ERA for the Cardinals in 27.0 innings of work only giving up 15 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned runs, 8 walks and fanned 28 batters. Ramos is from Woodstock, Georgia. We welcome Jacob Ramos to Harrisonburg and look forward to his addition to our pitching staff.
New Orleans Assistant Coach Brett Stewart, a 2007 Turk himself, is sending one of his Privateers to Harrisonburg this summer. 6-2, 200 pound RHP, Jarred Taylor will be joining the Turks pitching staff. The junior pitcher brings plenty of experience having appeared in 49 games his first two seasons with New Orleans. Taylor is a civil engineering major from Vidor, Texas. We are anxious to see what Taylor brings to the mound at Veterans Memorial Park.
Freshman LHP/1B John Gregory hails from Mechanicsville, VA and a graduate of the baseball powerhouse Hanover High School is the sole representative of the Longwood University Lancers on the Turks roster this year. As a senior Gregory was ranked Perfect Game’s seventh left-handed pitcher in Virginia, was named to the VHSL Group 4A All-State First Team at first base, was selected to all-conference first team and all-region team as a senior after batting .510 for the season. Gregory pitched 32.0 innings with a 1.89 ERA and hit .289 his junior season, and batted .354 his sophomore season. Welcome to Harrisonburg John!
When Bob Wease started working with Turks GM Jim Lineweaver in 1989, Oklahoma City University’s Assistant Coach Keith Lytle was the coach of the Turks. A lifelong friendship developed between Wease and Lytle which proved truly special, not only for the two men but also for the Harrisonburg team. After Mr. Lineweaver’s death in 1990, Wease acquired the Turks. When recruiting, he turned to Lytle and began to build a pipeline that has stood strong through the years. Several OCU Stars have played for the Turks, including one particularly close to Coach Lytle. Read more