Turks Tied Generals After 7-3 Victory

Written by Daniel Ware
Turks Staff Writer

HARRISONBURG, Va.—Powered by two home runs, the Harrisonburg Turks defeated the Waynesboro Generals 7-3 at Veterans Memorial Park on Friday night.

After an hour-long weather delay, the Turks (13-5) struck first on an RBI single by left fielder Jonathan Pryor (Wake Forest) in the bottom of the first.

2016 Ryne Sigmon UNCGIn the bottom of the second, center fielder Ryne Sigmon (UNCG) hit a two-run home run to right field that just stayed fair. Coming into tonight, Sigmon was batting .038 (1-26) with seven strikeouts and seven walks in his last ten games. Read more

Seventh Inning Explosion Gives Turks 17-10 Win

Written by Jackson Campbell
Broadcast Intern

WOODSTOCK, VA – Harrisonburg traveled to face the 5-11 Woodstock River Bandits on Thursday night, and both teams put on an impressive offensive display.

In an otherwise ordinary evening, the two teams combined for an incredible 17 runs in the seventh inning alone. The Turks cycled through 15 batters in the top of seventh and got 10 runs, all started off by a single to right field from Tanner Dofflemyer (JMU). Trevor Craport, Jason Serchay, Luke Shiflett, Tripp Shelton, and Jonathan Pryor all picked up RBI’s in the inning. Read more

Lights Out Lee Propels Turks to Fourth Consecutive Win

Written By Jackson Campbell
Broadcast Intern

STAUNTON, VA – Wednesday night at a packed Gypsy Hill Park marked the third time the Turks and the Braves have already faced each other this summer, and it’s starting to get heated.

Jake Lee - GA Tech 2016Jake Lee (Georgia Tech) got the start for Harrisonburg and moved to 2-0 following his three hit, one run gem. The Braves contingent was loud to start the game, and loud to end it, but Lee shut off the noise in between. Staunton was kept off the board until the fourth inning when right fielder Andy Szamski (Concord) smacked Lee’s first offering into the Turks outfield, plating shortstop Irving Lopez (Florida International). Read more

Turks Come Back in Seventh to Beat Cannons 7-5

Written By Daniel Ware
Turks Staff Writer

HARRISONBURG, Va– The Harrisonburg Turks fought back against the Purcellville Cannons to win 7-5 at Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesday night.

Trailing 4-3 entering the seventh, the Turks (10-5) scored four runs to take the lead for good. Jake Kusz (UNCG), in his Turks debut, drove in Greg Popatak (George Mason) with a single to center field to tie the game. One batter later, Jason Serchay (UTSA) singled to center, prompting the Cannons to take out their starter, right-hander Brandon Caples (Fairmont State). Read more

Turks Hang on to Beat Rebels 6-5

Written By Daniel Ware
Turks Staff Writer

HARRISONBURG, Va.– A ninth inning rally fell short for the New Market Rebels as the Turks held on to win 6-5 at Veterans Memorial Park on Monday night.

The Rebels (6-10) trailed 6-4 entering the top of the ninth to face Turks right-hander Chris Farish (Wake Forest), who was making his first appearance of the season.

It was an eventful debut to say the least. After a leadoff single by Rebels catcher Daniel Kerwin (UT-Martin), Farish got two quick outs on fly balls deep to right field. He then walked the next two batters to load the bases, then hit shortstop Brady Lloyd (ECU) to send a run home.

Farish threw three straight balls to the next batter, second baseman Chase DeMars (South Carolina), before eventually getting him to groundout, securing the 6-5 win for the Turks and getting the save. Read more