Kratz’ Journey to the Top

At the intersection of talent and perseverance is where you will find former Turk catcher Erik Kratz. Kratz is in the big leagues now with Kansas City,Erik Kratz 2001 Turkbut like most professional athletes, his journey has been full of curveballs and detours.

The Telford, PA native and Eastern Mennonite University alum has been with a whopping 15 different professional teams (4 MLB Organizations) since 2002. With just 2 errors in 147 MLB games, Erik’s calling card has always been his defense.

Catching is always key component in bringing out the best in pitchers. Erik has caught some of the best in the majors since 2009. Cole Hamels, Roy Halliday, Cliff Lee, Johnathan Papelbon and James Shields just to name a few. Read more

Meet the James Madison University Dukes; Michael Evans and Tucker McCoy

Meet the 2015 JMU Dukes

2015 Michael Evans - JMU Michael Evans is a sophomore pitcher at James Madison University. During his freshman year for the Dukes, Evans led the team in  appearances and games in relief (26). In his first career victory, Evans pitched three scoreless innings and recorded four strikeouts  against Binghamton. So far during the 2015 season, Evans has notched 4 saves , a 2-3 record with a 4.26 era. in 25.1 innings of work.  He has given up 23 hits, 12 earned runs, 17 walks and 32 strike outs. Read more

Meet the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets; Wade Bailey, Jared Datoc and Tanner Shelton

Meet the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2015 Wade Bailey - Georgia Tech Wade Bailey is the second baseman for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Bailey comes into his freshman year with experience in  both the infield and the outfield. A four year letter winner in highs school, Bailey also earned team most valuable player honors in all  four seasons. He holds the school record for most stolen bases (104), career batting average of .420, and he also added 15 home runs.  In 31 appearances so far this season for the Yellow Jackets, Bailey is batting .303 with 17 RBIs and is 3-4 in stolen bases. Read more

Down to the Wire for Former 2005 Turk Clint Robinson

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 Down to the Wire for Former 2005 Turk Clint Robinson
After heading to the Washington Nationals Spring Training camp as a non-roster invitee, Clint Robinson has made a very  strong case to make the club and head to the nations capital.  Power, patience and position versatility have been the story  from Florida.  Couple that with the Nationals injury issues that have shuffled the outfield and infield roster needs and you  have a two-man race for the final roster spot on 2nd-year Manager Matt Williams club.

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Meet the University of Texas San Antonio Road Runners; Kevin Markham, Tyler Straub, Jesse Baker, and Patrick Herbelin

Meet the 2015 UTSA Road Runners

The Turks have four players from the University of Texas San Antonio; Kevin Markham, Tyler Straub, Jesse Baker, and Patrick Herbelin. Read more