This was Sigmon’s best week of the summer, significantly improving his season totals. He got the start in centerfield all week and stepped up to the challenge defensively. Against Front Royal on Wednesday night, he was hitting in the two spot which he hadn’t done since very early in the season, and it seemed to spark an offensive turnaround for him.
His best game of the week came against Covington when he went 3-4 and had a hit from both sides of the plate, driving in a run in the 7-3 victory. Congratulations Ryne!
A different Turks player continues to step up every week, and this week it was Trevor Craport. There were just three games played this past week, but Craport made the most out of them, going 5-for-13 for a .385 average, and racking up four RBI’s, the only Turk with more than one this week.
Craport also stole two bases, had a double and a triple, and led the team with a .615 slugging percentage. His hitting was especially timely against Covington on the road, when a two-RBI double extended the Turks lead from one to three, a lead the Lumberjacks would not recover from. Congratulations on the great week, Trevor!
With a 2-0 record, 0.00 ERA in 13 innings pitched, Malik Jones of Georgia Gwinnett College becomes the first pitcher to be named Turks Player of the Week. Jones started two games, shutting out both the Charlottesville TomSox over seven innings, allowing four hits, and the Woodstock River Bandits over six innings, allowing just one hit.
Jones struck out seven and walked two, and opposing batters hit .125 against him. He is a recent addition to the Turks, but has already racked up a 3-1 record in his two starts and two relief appearances. He has gotten into a few tough spots, and has stayed calm throughout allowing him to get out of jams. Congratulations Malik on being the Turks Week 5 Player of the Week!
The Harrisonburg Turks Week Four player of the week is Jonathan Pryor. The Turks spent most of the week at home, and Pryor delivered for the home crowd. The Demon Deacon went 12 for 22 for a .545 average in six games, accumulating 12 hits, three doubles, a triple, and his first home run of the season.
Batting in the three spot in the Turks lineup, Pryor drove home a team best 10 runs, slugged .909 and multiple outfield positions had no errors. Pryor was the catalyst that helped the Turks to a 5-1 record in week four, and has been steadily improving week to week as he has developed into the Valley League’s leader in batting average.
Written By Jackson Campbell
Over the past seven days Popatak is tied for the team lead with 10 hits, belted four home runs to give him the Valley Baseball League lead with five, drove in nine runs, and hit .370 in eight games played. Popatak was a major catalyst in the Turks six consecutive victories, and held steady as the second best Valley Leaguer in terms of batting average. He is third in the league in RBI’s, and tied for the league lead with 25 hits after his huge week three. Congrats on an outstanding week of Turks baseball Greg!