Bethune-Cookman left hand pitcher Donte Lindsay will return to the Turks this season. After arriving in a mid-season move last season from the Charlestown Cannons, the versatile Lindsay was 3-0 with a tidy 1.35 ERA.
Donte, is a 6′ 3″ tall, 185 lb Junior, and was a two-sport star at JFK High School in Cleveland, OH. The Turks have had several pitchers from Cookman, most notably, Ali Simpson and current AA hurler Rayan Gonzalez.
So far this season, Lindsay is 4-3 with a 5.80 ERA in 15 games (9 starts), 45 innings. He and his Wildcat teammates are coming on strong lately as they try to capture yet another MEAC (Mid-eastern Athletic Conference) Tournament and the NCAA D1 bid that comes with it. Coach Jason Beverlin is no stranger to winning baseball.
The Turks are thrilled to welcome Donte back to the flock for another solid season.
LaSalle Sophomore right hand pitcher Greg Paprocki will be on Turks pitching staff in 2016. A Holland, PA native, Greg is 6′, 175 lb and had an up and down season for Coach Mike Lake’s Explorers. In 29.2 innings (16 appearances) Paprocki was 1-2 with a 8.80 ERA.
While he has struggled so far in his collegiate career, Greg was 2nd team all-state at Council Rock South HS including a 7-1, 0.83 ERA as a Senior team MVP. He was also a 2-year starting QB on the football team.
Greg is a live-armed hurler with two seasons of eligibility remaining, Summer innings are very valuable to developing players and many have found their stride in the Turks uniform. Other Explorers who have played well for the Turks include pitchers Adam Cherry and Shawn O’Neill and OF Justin Korenblatt.
Welcome Greg! Have a great summer.
Trevor Denton of Pitt CC will be back behind the plate with the Turks this season. Trevor has played 31 games so far, batting .286 with a solid .988 fielding percentage. The 6 foot, 190 pound Mechanicsville, VA native and 2014 Hanover HS alum, joined the Turks during the 2015 season to add catching depth. As a Turk, Denton hit .262 in 18 games and filled the backup catcher role well, especially defensively.
Pitt CC has had a very good season and won the Region X Conference Baseball Tournament. They are currently in the 2016 NJCAA DI Baseball Eastern District Championship in Bel Air, Md., May 20-22.
Trevor was a Perfect Game All-American as a Pitcher and Infielder in high school.
With just two catchers on the current roster, it is reassuring knowing Trevor’s skills. Best of luck to Trevor in the JuCo Championships. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Duke right hand pitcher Luke Glavin will be a Turk this summer. The 6′ 2″ 200 pound hurler is from baseball mecca Williamsport, PA and is a 2015 Loyalsock Township HS alum. Luke has redshirted his Freshman year with Duke. His future looks bright. He was a Perfect Game All-American, highly decorated in high school and ranked among the top 1,000 overall prospects in his class nationally, top 35 in the state of Pennsylvania.
The Atlantic Coast Conference plays top notch baseball and many Blue Devils have been very good Turks including, James Ziemba, David Perkins, Mark Lumpa and Andy Perez.
Summer league innings are like gold for the young, developing pitchers. Coaches Wease and Griffin have the experience to guide Luke to success. Glavin could flourish as a Turk as many high-ceiling Freshman have. Welcome aboard Luke!
Joining his previously-profiled Wake Forest Demon Deacon teammates, Jonathan Pryor is a speedy, junior outfielder from Atlanta, Georgia. With 39 starts at the corner outfield spots, Pryor has batted .263 with 1 HR, 17 RBI and a 2nd on the club, .439 on base percentage. “Jonathan is a solid runner and an extremely tough out” said Head Coach Tom Walter.
Pryor batted .316 as a sophomore and while that average has dipped, his ability to get on base has remained very high with 33 walks and 36 hits. He is a work-the-count, table setter who bunts well and is 5-6 in stolen base attempts.
Yesterday at Virginia Tech, Pryor knocked in the go-ahead runs in a Wake Forest victory. Strongly built at 6′ 2″ and 200 pounds, Pryor swings and throws from the left side. Progressive success has been the pattern for Jonathan since he played his way into a Division I baseball role in High School.
He was named Offensive Player of the Year at Woodward Academy as a sophomore and junior … Earned Perfect Game Preseason High School All-American honors … Ranked in the Top 500 by Perfect Game … Attended 2012 Perfect Game Showcase in Minneapolis, Minn. … Two-time region champion and state semifinalist in high school … As a junior, hit .466 with 15 doubles, three triples and seven home runs.
Pryor will join a very mobile Turks outfield on a team shaping up to be a get-you-out kind of club. Welcome to the flock Jonathan, have a great summer in the ‘Burg!