Meet the Team: Georgia Tech

Georgia Institute of Technology will be sending a trio of young freshman to Harrisonburg for their first summer of collegiate baseball but they won’t be alone.  Yellow Jacket leader junior, Thomas Smith will be returning to the Turks for his third and final season of eligibility. Smith will definitely be able to help his team mates feel at home in Harrisonburg. Read more

Meet the Team; Georgia State

 

As a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, the Georgia State Panthers are no stranger to the friendly confines of  JMU Veterans Memorial Stadium after playing there against the James Madison University Dukes several times each season. Making the transition to  Harrisonburg and the artificial turf playing surface is even easier when you’ve already spent a summer playing there as returner Garret Ford and Joey Roach will be able to tell their teammate Matt Rose. Read more

Meet the Team; Duke University

It is that time of year when Turks fans can finally get excited and ready for the upcoming summer season.  The roster is set, the players are in the middle of their seasons, spring is officially here, and all that adds up to Turks baseball being around the corner.  This year’s roster will return 13 players from the 2013 team and promises to bring entertaining baseball and hopefully plenty of wins.  The 2014 Turks come from many different college conferences and multiple teams.  So without further adieu, let’s get familiar with this summer’s stars.

Today we want to introduce you to players coming from DUKE UNIVERSITY: Read more

Roster Set for 2014

Despite the 2013 season ending with an early playoff loss for the Turks at the end of July, the organization has been hard at work on crafting the roster for the 2014 season since late September. This year’s incarnation will feature an exorbitant number of returning players, 13 in total, making it the highest return rate in over a decade. This high number of returners is fluid, of course, and will depend heavily on the draft and injuries. Of those who could return from last summer, 11 are eligible for the draft with another two from 2012′s championship squad and three new faces also eligible. While it is a blessing to have a wealth of talent, having a high number of alumni and contracted players go in the the draft is just as nice, speaking to the team’s prior performance, prospect strength, and ease for scouts to judge summer ball performances. 

The Turks 2014 roster can be seen by clicking on the “2014 Roster” tab above.

 

Chris Pike Throws Perfect Game

Oklahoma City, OK –  Former 2012 – 13 Harrisonburg Turk RHP Chris Pike did something that hasn’t been done at Oklahoma City University since another former  OCU Star and Turk ( 2003-04)  RHP Mike Mlotskowski pitched a perfect game against Hastings (KS) back in 2005.  

On March 8th, senior Chris Pike  tossed an 18 strikeout perfect game in game one of a doubleheader Saturday at Jim Wade Stadium.  The Stars swept St. Gregory’s 5-0 and 5-3 in a doubleheader Saturday to bring their record to 13-3 overall and 5-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference. 

Pike’s perfect game is only the 20th in NAIA history and the second this season.  The OCU Stars are ranked 5th in NAIA baseball.