All Valley League Team Announced
The Valley Baseball League released the 2014 All Valley League Team. Read article for complete listing: http://valleyleaguebaseball.com/view/valleyleaguebaseball/news-652/news_165628
Turks’ Onda All-Valley
Daily News Record
HARRISONBURG – The Valley Baseball League regular-season champion Harrisonburg Turks had only one first-team All VBL selection – Texas San Antonio relief pitcher Logan Onda – in balloting announced Monday.
Staunton first baseman Gunner McNeill of Florida International was named league MVP, while Front Royal’s Jake Harper – a Division II St. Joseph’s College (Ind.) left-hander – took Pitcher of the Year honors.
Georgia State third baseman Matt Rose, UNC-Greensboro outfielder Eric Kalbfleisch and Georgia Tech second baseman Thomas Smith received second-team honors for the Turks. Front Royal’s seven overall selections, six of which came on the first team, led the VBL.
Longtime Harrisonburg Manager Bob Wease also confirmed Monday that he plans to continue coaching the Turks next season. “At least another 30 years,” the 70-year old Wease joked when asked about how long he will stay at the helm of the team. “No, as long as my health holds out and I’m able to do the things I can do. I enjoy it, I really do.”
Jacks Top Turks 3-1 to Advance to VBL Playoff Semifinals
W: Phillip Stokes (1-1)
L: J.R. Holloway (1-2)
S: Cody Strayer (3)
Hosting a survive-and-advance Game 3 with the Covington Lumberjacks in the Valley League playoff quarterfinals, Harrisonburg was unable to capitalize on scoring opportunities late in the game. The Lumberjacks outlasted the Turks in Thursday’s deciding Game 3, eliminating them from the playoffs and ending another otherwise successful season in Harrisonburg.
Jacks Take Down the Turks 4-2 to Force Game 3
COVINGTON, V.a.—It was a night of frustrations for the Harrisonburg Turks as they could not overcome an early 3-0 deficit to the Covington Lumberjacks and lost the Valley Baseball League playoffs quarterfinal game two 4-2 to the ‘jacks.
After the Turks went 1-2-3 in the top of the first, the Lumberjacks put together a hit by pitch and string of hits highlighted by an RBI single from Hayden Platt (Broward) to put up a three spot in the opening frame. Boone Mokry (UT-San Antonio), the Turks starter, was able to prevent any further damage despite having some shaky defense behind him.
The ‘Jacks three runs in the first would end up being enough although the Turks still fought until the end. Read more
Castellenos Outduels Krivijanski for 1-0 Quarterfinal LeadBy Chase Kiddy | Harrisonburg Turks Staff Writer
W: Castellenos (2-1)
L: Krivijanski (1-1)
S: Brett Morgan (4)
The Turks opened the 2014 Valley League playoffs with a vintage Harrisonburg performance, beating the Covington Lumberjacks on Tuesday night thanks to dominant pitching from starter Ryan Castellenos and timely hitting from infielders Matt Rose, Thomas Smith and Daniel Nichols.