Category: 2014 Game Stories

Recaps written immediately after each and every Harrisonburg Turks home game by staff writer Chase Kiddy.

Covington Cuts Harrisonburg’s Season Short in First Round

Jacks Top Turks 3-1 to Advance to VBL Playoff Semifinals
W: Phillip Stokes (1-1)
L: J.R. Holloway (1-2)
S: Cody Strayer (3)


Hosting a survive-and-advance Game 3 with the Covington Lumberjacks in the Valley League playoff quarterfinals, Harrisonburg was unable to capitalize on scoring opportunities late in the game. The Lumberjacks outlasted the Turks in Thursday’s deciding Game 3, eliminating them from the playoffs and ending another otherwise successful season in Harrisonburg.

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Jacks Force Game 3

Jacks Take Down the Turks 4-2 to Force Game 3

COVINGTON, V.a.—It was a night of frustrations for the Harrisonburg Turks as they could not overcome an early 3-0 deficit to the Covington Lumberjacks and lost the Valley Baseball League playoffs quarterfinal game two 4-2 to the ‘jacks.

After the Turks went 1-2-3 in the top of the first, the Lumberjacks put together a hit by pitch and string of hits highlighted by an RBI single from Hayden Platt (Broward) to put up a three spot in the opening frame.  Boone Mokry (UT-San Antonio), the Turks starter, was able to prevent any further damage despite having some shaky defense behind him.

The ‘Jacks three runs in the first would end up being enough although the Turks still fought until the end. Continue reading “Jacks Force Game 3”

Turks Open 2014 VBL Playoffs with 3-1 Win over Lumberjacks

Castellenos Outduels Krivijanski for 1-0 Quarterfinal Lead

By Chase Kiddy | Harrisonburg Turks Staff Writer


W: Castellenos (2-1)
L: Krivijanski (1-1)
S: Brett Morgan (4)


The Turks opened the 2014 Valley League playoffs with a vintage Harrisonburg performance, beating the Covington Lumberjacks on Tuesday night thanks to dominant pitching from starter Ryan Castellenos and timely hitting from infielders Matt  Rose, Thomas Smith and Daniel Nichols.

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Harrisonburg Sprints Past New Market, 8-3

Shelton Earns his First Decision of the Season; Turks on Brink of Second Consecutive Pennant

By Chase Kiddy | Harrisonburg Turks Staff Writer

W: Tanner Shelton (1-0)
L: Garrett Kelly (3-2)


The Turks reached the precipice of their second straight Valley League pennant on Friday night, dropping five runs on New Market in the bottom of the fifth and earning their 28th win of the season in a wire-to-wire win over the Rebels.

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