Proud to Ink a Local to the 2018 Turks

The Turks have signed Virginia Tech freshman, Cam Irvine, from Penn Laird, VA. The 6″2″ 185 pound infielder graduated from  Spotswood High School. He earned varsity letters all four years, and was named three times to the All-Valley District team.  Irvine was also an All-Conference 29 team member and an all-area player at shortstop, including First Team honors as a junior and senior, as well as a two-time All-Region shortstop. As a senior he batted .377 with 29 hits, 18 RBI and 15 stolen bases. 

Irvine has started in 5 of 8 games this season for the Hokies. He’s hitting .286 in 21 at bats, scoring 3 runs with 6 hits, 1 double and 1 RBI and 4 walks. He has a .333% slugging and a .400% on base percentage.

Cam comes from baseball roots. His father, Daryl Irvine, played baseball at Ferrum College and was drafted three times. The last time was in the first round of the 1985 MLB by the Boston Red Sox. He played professionally for nine years and pitched in 41 games for the Red Sox over the 1990-92 seasons.

We hope Cam feels at home at JMU Veterans Memorial Park and that all of his family and friends come out to support him this summer as he takes the field in a Turks uniform.



A Trio of Jackets to Swarm to Harrisonburg

The Turks are excited to welcome three Georgia Tech players to Harrisonburg this summer. Three freshmen Michael Guldberg, Jake Brace and Joseph Mannelly will follow a long list of former Yellow Jackets that have done an outstanding job for the Turks over the years.

Michael Guldberg
, a 6’0″ 175 pound outfielder from Marietta, GA has an impressive baseball resume to bring with him to Georgia Tech. Be sure to read his bio about his accomplishments as a young player. Since the spring season has opened Guldberg has had 4 at bats, scored 2 runs, with 2 hits, 1 home run, 3 RBI’s, with a 1.25 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage.

Jake Brace
, a 5′ 11″ 190 pound right-hand pitcher from Suwanee, GA and Joseph Mannelly, a 6’3″ 218 pound left-hand pitcher from Atlanta, GA will join the Turks pitching staff. The freshmen are young and the season is too. Brace has yet to take the mound for the Yellow Jackets while Mannelly has gotten the call once, pitching one inning with one strike out.

The Turks have enjoyed their great relationship with Coach Danny Hall and wish him, his staff, and the 2018 Yellow Jackets a  successful season. 



Turks Add a Pair of Boilermakers

Former 1992 Turks third baseman, Mark Wasikowski, the head coach at Purdue University is sending two Boilermakers to play for the Turks this summer. Red-shirt junior, Evan Warden, a right-hand 5’-11” 185 pound infielder is from Kokomo, IN and Bryce Bonner is a sophomore right-hand catcher standing 5’9” 185 pounds from Allen, TX.

Purdue opened their season this past weekend going 3-0 against Western Michigan. Their series against Baylor was cancelled due to weather. Warden was productive and posted a .417 batting average in 12 at bats with 3 runs, 5 hits, 1 double, 1 home run and 2 rbi’s while Bonner had two walks.

The Turks are excited to have reconnected with Coach Waz and look forward to a great working relationship with him as he and his staff rebuilds the baseball program at Purdue. We welcome Evan and Bryce to Harrisonburg for an exciting summer of Valley League Baseball.

Turks Sign Two Hornets

The Turks sign two Shenandoah University Hornets, 2017 Turks returnee first baseman Luke Nussman and infielder Tristan Baker. 

Nussman is a 6’ 3” 220 pound left-hand junior from Kingsport, TN.  As a sophomore, Nussman received the following accolades All-ODAC, 1st team, All-South Region, 2nd team. All-South Region, ABCA 3rd team and All-State, VaSID 2nd team. His career stats as a Hornet is .371 batting average, a on base percentage of .417 and a slugging percentage of .495. Coach Kevin Anderson says Nussman is an excellent hitter, has All-America potential and is a hard worker.

Nussman came to Harrisonburg and had a productive summer for the Turks posting a .333 batting average.

Nussman’s Hornet teammate, Tristan Baker will join him in Harrisonburg. Baker, a 6-0 170 right-hand junior from Williamsport, MD. Last year as a sophomore, Baker received the following accolatees, Team of the Week, 3/7, All-ODAC, second team, and All-South Region, ABCA 3rd team, and Academic All-State. Baker’s career stats for Shenandoah University is .334 batting average, .409 on-base %, and .394 slugging %.
Coach Anderson says that Baker is good contact hitter and a mainstay in the middle of their infield.

We welcome these SU Hornets to Harrisonburg for an exciting summer of Valley League Baseball. Due to bad weather Shenandoah University will open their season on Saturday, February 24th.

Two Rider Broncs Riding to Harrisonburg this Summer

It’s not only technological wonders that make the world come together in a matter of minutes, but baseball is a small world as well. Rider University has sent players to the Valley Baseball League for years. This will only be the second year that a Rider player has played at Veterans Memorial Park for the Turks, but the Bronc Head Coach Barry Davis is very familiar with the Harrisonburg community. Davis played and graduated from local Bridgewater College. Davis was an All-Conference and All-State shortstop at Bridgewater, earning team MVP honors as a junior. 

Rider sophomore infielder, Kyle Johnson and red-shirt junior right-hand pitcher CJ Hirschy will play in Harrisonburg this summer.

Johnson, a 5’8″ 170 pound right-hander from Jackson, NJ was the only Bronc to appear in all 53 games with 52 starts at second base during the 2017 season. He led the team with 59 hits, and 19 multiple hit games, and four three-hit games.  He posted a .285 batting average and a team high 13 stolen bases, with 31 runs, 59 hits, 10 doubles, 1 triple, two home runs, 18 RBI’s, and 25 walks. Johnson was named the College Sports Madness MAAC Player of the Week on March 14.


CJ Hirschy, a 5’11” 185 pound right-hand pitcher from Toms River, NJ returns to the field this spring after having a medical red-shirt last season. Hirschy is a business administration major.

We look forward to having these two young Broncs playing for the Harrisonburg Turks this summer.