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Ryne Sigmon: 2016 Week 7 POTW

2016 Ryne SigWeek 7 Player of the Week is Ryne Sigmon. He played in all but one game this past week, and hit .333. He went 6-for-18 with a double, three RBI’s, three walks, and a .429 on base percentage.

This was Sigmon’s best week of the summer, significantly improving his season totals. He got the start in centerfield all week and stepped up to the challenge defensively. Against Front Royal on Wednesday night, he was hitting in the two spot which he hadn’t done since very early in the season, and it seemed to spark an offensive turnaround for him.

His best game of the week came against Covington when he went 3-4 and had a hit from both sides of the plate, driving in a run in the 7-3 victory. Congratulations Ryne!

VBL All Star Photos on League Website

Turks players, families, and fans … be sure to check out photos from the 2016 Valley Baseball League All Star Game on the league website  Photos were taken by league photographer Haymarket Joe.

2016-Turks-All-Stars-150x150The Turks once again congratulate our all stars; South MVP SS Tripp Shelton (UNCG), Home Run Derby Champion 1B Greg Popatak (George Mason), OF Jonathan Pryor (Wake Forest), 3B Trevor Craport (Georgia Tech), RHP Corey Childress (Troy), Catcher Mason George (UTSA), OF Jason Serchay (UTSA) and  RHP Donnie Sellers (Wake Forest) was injured and didn’t get to pitch.

Childress Shines in Turks’ 7-3 Victory

Written by Daniel Ware
Turks Staff Writer

HARRISONBURG, Va.—Behind quality pitching for the second night in a row, the Harrisonburg Turks defeated the Covington Lumberjacks 7-3 at Veterans Memorial Park on Thursday night.

2016 Corey ChildressCorey Childress (Troy) got the start on the mound for the Turks tonight and was effective from the jump. The right-hander scattered seven hits across seven innings of work and struck out six with no walks. The lone run he allowed came in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly.

Childress (6-2) has been the Turks’ ace all season—2.87 ERA, 52 strikeouts, 10 walks in eight starts—and tonight was the fifth time he has gone at least seven innings. In three starts against the Lumberjacks, Childress has a 1.23 ERA with 19 strikeouts and just one walk. Continue reading “Childress Shines in Turks’ 7-3 Victory”

Turks Make Up 7/16 Game in DH @ Charlottesville

The Turks home game from Saturday, July 16th that was rained out will have to be made up at Charlottesville on Monday, July 26 in a doubleheader. Due to no more make up dates available and the TomSox having to play a doubleheader on Sunday when the Turks are off, the Turks have agreed to make up their home game at Charlottesville to get the game in and not to extend the season.

The first game will start at 6:00 with game two starting at 8:30.

We regret the inconvenience for our fans and hope that you can make the trip across the mountain to Charlottesville High School to support your Turks.


Turks Record Third Shutout in 4-0 Victory

Written by Daniel Ware
Turks Staff Writer

HARRISONBURG, Va.—Shutdown pitching silenced the Front Royal Cardinals in a 4-0 Turks victory at Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday night.

John McCarren (Wake Forest) improved to 4-1 on the season with his performance tonight. The right-hander tossed five shutout innings and allowed just two hits with one walk and four strikeouts. With five scoreless innings, he also lowered is ERA from 4.34 to 3.71.

The Turks offense gave McCarren all the run support he needed in the bottom of the first. Following a leadoff single by Tripp Shelton(UNCG)—his 43rd hit of the season—Ryne Sigmon (UNCG) doubled to left center to give the Turks a 1-0 lead.

It was Sigmon’s third double of the season and it gave him his tenth RBI. Continue reading “Turks Record Third Shutout in 4-0 Victory”