Turks Release 2018 Promotions Schedule

Turks fans, we’ve been working hard planning exciting events for you to enjoy at our home games this season. We have five PACK THE PARK NIGHTS granting FREE ADMISSION to the whole family when you bring the sponsor coupon from the Daily News-Record Sports Section! These typically appear on the day before the game. You also have another FREE ADMISSION night when you pick up free tickets at any DuPont Community Credit Union in Harrisonburg. Check the game schedule at harrisonburgturks.com, and keep an eye on the PROMOTIONS tabs for details and updates.

We thank the following generous SPONSORS for providing these nights of baseball fun to our fans.

** Opening Night Monday, June 4th is sponsored by Strategic Financial Services. Come to the game with their sponsor coupon from Saturday, June 2nd Sports Section in the DNR.

** Exciting times on Wednesday, June 13th when fan fave June is Dairy Month Night returns to the VET! Bring their sponsor coupon from Tuesday, June 12th Sports Section in the DNR.

** Union Bank & Trust and their staff will greet you at the June 16th game when you present their sponsor coupon from Friday, June 15th Sports Section in the DNR.

** Be sure to visit any local branch of DuPont Community Credit Union and ask for your free Turks tickets to their sponsored game on Wednesday, June 27.

** We welcome and thank our new friends from Razors Edge, Once Upon A Child, and Plato’s Closet for providing a PACK THE PARK NIGHT for our great fans on Saturday, June 30th with their sponsor coupon from Friday, June 29th Sports Section in the DNR.

** We are excited to announce yet another new sponsor, T-Mobile. We thank them for providing an exciting PACK THE PARK NIGHT for our fans on Saturday, July 7th. Bring their sponsor coupon from Friday, July 6th Sports Section in the DNR.

MedExpress is excited once again to sponsor our “Friday Family Fun Nights” with special activities from 7:00-8:00 for children. Come out and enjoy some face painting, a baseball toss, cornhole, Turks photo opportunities, bubble blowing, and who knows what else??? (We like to mix things up a bit, so it’s not always exactly the same!)

We continue our Pack the Pews Youth Sunday nights. CHURCH YOUTH GROUPS accompanied by their Pastor or Youth Minister receive FREE ADMISSION to our three Sunday night games. Sunday dates are June 24th, July 1st, and July 15th. Churches interested in bringing their youth should contact Teresa Wease to register by calling 434-5919 or e-mailing turksbaseball@hotmail.com

Fans, don’t miss out on a chance for free admission on Turkey Tuesday Nights. All you have to do is use a little imagination and come dressed as a “Turkey” and enjoy the game free of charge, compliments of the “Turks”.

Other special friends of the Turks that are amazingly generous to our fans are Luray Caverns and Chick-fil-A. On Wednesday, June 6th and Thursday, July 19th, be one of the first 100 fans at Veterans Memorial Park and receive a free ticket to Luray Caverns. That’s right folks … a free ticket to visit one of the world’s most amazing sites, right here in our beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Then you definitely don’t want to miss Chick-fil-A Night on Friday, June 15th. The Cow and a few of his friends will be here to greet the first 100 fans with a free chicken sandwich!

We also have a few Community Outreach Nights where the Turks take the opportunity to give back and show some appreciation for what these groups do in our town. We encourage all Harrisonburg area students who participated in the DARE Program to come out on Monday, June 11th as our free guest with one paying adult. DARE Officer Gangloff will be there with some of his HPD friends to greet you. VA State Police will also be there providing great information on Internet Safety. Parents and Grandparents, be sure to stop by their table and pick up useful tips on how to monitor your child’s internet activity.

On Wednesday, June 27th it’s United Way Night. Our friends at UW will be sending out invitations to all of their agencies, participants, volunteers, and sponsors to come to the game as our guest by presenting the invite or wearing their UW t-shirt.

You can see the schedule of events on our web site and also in our beautiful full color 2018 program. Come out and enjoy a great evening of Valley Baseball League action with the Harrisonburg Turks at JMU Veterans Memorial Park. Home games start at 7:30 pm, but come out early to enjoy the activities, and maybe even dinner from the Turks concessions stand!

ALSO, be sure to patronize and THANK these very generous businesses for providing us all a great summer full of fun!!!


JMU Duke will be at Home Playing at the VET for the Turks

The Turks have added Josh Jones, a freshman infielder from James Madison University. Jones was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie first team after a stellar freshman outing. Jones concluded his season with solid numbers across the board. He started all 49 games that he played in at shortstop, collecting a .296 batting average which is the second-highest on the team. Jones hit 11 doubles, second-highest on the team, and drew 21 walks. Jones stole 10 bases in 11 attempts. In the field Jones is solid with a .936 fielding percentage. Over the season, Jones received CAA Rookie of the Week honors twice on March 12 and May 21.

JMU finished their season 26-26 and just missing the CAA tournament.

Longwood Lancer Joins Turks Pitching Staff

Daniel Brandon, a 6-0 190 pound, left handed pitcher from Longwood University will be joining the pitching staff for the Turks this summer. Brandon is from  Kenova, West Virginia. The young freshman competed for time on the mound this season and logged in 10.2 innings. He finished the season with a ERA of 5.91 and only allowing 4 hits.  

Brandon lettered in baseball for four years at Spring Valley High School (W.Va.). He was named second team all-state and first team all-conference as a senior after posting 52 strikeouts in 28.0 innings pitched with a 2.13 ERA and just 18 walks allowed

The Longwood Lancers finished their season at 17-37 and lost their first game in the Big South conference Tournament.

Two Privateers Sailing to the Mound at the VET

New Orleans Assistant Coach Brett Stewart, a 2007 Turk himself, is sending two of his right-hand hurlers to Harrisonburg this summer, Kyle Arjona and Rafe Schindler. Arjona is a 5-10 195 pound junior from Cape Coral, Florida is playing in his first full season with the University of New Orleans after transferring from Florida Southwestern. Arjona has started 10 of his 17 appearances this season with a record of 3-5 with an ERA of 5.27.

Schindler, a 6-4 180 pound freshman from Chalmette, LA appeared in 15 games with 2 starts for the Privateers. He has a 2-2 record with an ERA at 3.44. He was ranked as 30th overall high school baseball player and 9th overall pitcher in the state of Louisiana by Perfect Game.

The Privateers are currently in the midst of the Southland Conference tournament and are 27-30 on the season.

UNCW Seahawk Flying into Harrisonburg

The Turks welcome Kevin Mintz, a left handed pitcher from the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. The 6-2  175 pound Mintz was a red-shirt freshman this season. As a senior at Ashley High School in Wilmington he pitched 41 innings with 82 strikeouts and finished with a 3.76 ERA. For his high school career Mintz had a 5-4 career mark, striking out 120 in 61.2 innings.