Washburn University right-hander to Join Turks Pitching Staff

Nick Silva RHPSilva is a 6’3, 230 pound junior right-handed pitcher from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. As a senior at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton, Colorado (2012), he was named First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State, where he went 5-2 with a 2.31 ERA, struck out 54 in 39 innings, and allowed just a .191 batting average to his opponents. After high school, he first attended Colby Community College in Kansas where he compiled an 8-4 record with a 4.27 ERA. Silva picked up his General Studies Associate Degree while at Colby, and after transferring to Washburn has become a Sport Management major.

This season with the Ichabods (29-14), Silva has been fantastic. He is 8-0 with a tidy 2.49 ERA in 11 starts throwing 65 innings. On the year he has 52 K’s and just 18 walks. The Turks are excited to see another on-the-rise talent like Silva take the hill in 2016.

Wease Touts Turks

MVP Billings Set To Return
Written By Matt Jones
Daily News Record

Harrisonburg – Harrisonburg Turks manager Bob Wease leaned back in his chair inside his Wease Auto office Tuesday and knocked on a nearby wooden cabinet. Barring some bad luck, his 2016 Valley Baseball League lineup has some serious potential, Wease said. “I honestly believe if everything holds true, this is going to be the best lineup I’ve had in a long time,” the 72 year old VBL veteran said. Read more

UTSA Sending Another Outstanding Trio to the Turks

4th-year Head Coach Jason Marshall has sent many terrific, developing players to Harrisonburg including fan favorites, R.J. Perucki, Logan Onda and Mike Warren to name a few. This summer the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners are sending three solid players.

Catcher Mason George, infielder Bryan Arias, and outfielder Jason Serchay. All three are batting over .300 with solid on-base and defensive skills. Read more

Oklahoma State Transfer Packs Power

Our introductions of the 2016 Harrisonburg Turks continues today. FCaleb Eldridgeormer Oklahoma State Cowboy, and current Cowley County Tiger, Caleb Eldridge will be joining the Turks this summer as a left-hander slugger who packs a punch. With Cowley this season, Eldridge is batting .361 with 48 hits, 50 RBI’s, and 12 home runs. He has had 12 multi-hit games, including an epic win against Rose State College (Midwest City, Oklahoma) in which he collected 5 hits, blasted three home runs and drove in a ridiculous 13 runs!

As a 6’4″, 235 pound freshman from Edmond, Oklahoma, Eldridge clearly adds power potential to the Turks. Originally playing less than an hour away from home at Oklahoma State, he transferred in April 2015 to Cowley, located in Arkansas City, Kansas. Caleb will likely play at 1st base and designated hitter. Former Turk 1st basemen cut from the same mold include: Mo Vaughn, David “Moose” Dennis and current Nationals 1st Baseman Clint Robinson. Eldridge has logged a phenomenal freshman season to date and looks primed for a productive summer.

Turks Add Offensive-minded Local

2016 Luke ShiflettOur next 2016 Harrisonburg Turk is Luke Shiflett, a former Virginia All-State infielder from Turner Ashby High School just south of Harrisonburg. Luke is a Junior at Alderson-Broaddus University, a Division II school in Philippi, West Virginia. Read more