John Gregory Player of the Week 3

Congratulations to John Gregory for being named Turks Player of Week 3. The rising Longwood sophomore John Gregory proved to be a serviceable weapon in the closer role for the Turks last week. The left-handed pitcher fired six innings of relief without allowing an earned run, while striking out 10 and picking up two saves. When coupled with Davis Kirkpatrick, a dominant right-handed pitcher, Gregory provides the Turks with a frighteningly effective back end of the bullpen. 

On the season Gregory has pitched 19.2 innings with a 1-0 record and 2 saves posting a 2.74 era.

Ty Andrus Player of the Week 2

Congratulations to outfielder Ty Andrus being named Turks Player of the Week 2.  Andrus (Wingate) tied for the team lead in hits, runs scored, and RBIs in the Turks’ past seven contests. Andrus smacked six hits, scored four runs and drove in three, while covering endless amounts of ground in centerfield. Despite not having quite the record they want, the Turks can’t ask for much more out of their leadoff man. 

Davis Kirkpatrick Week 1 POTW

Congratulations to Davis Kirkpatrick (East Carolina U.) being named the 2017 Turks Player of the Week. In three appearances, the Turks reliever has fired 10 1/3 innings, while allowing no runs and striking out eight batters. The powerful right-hander, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015, used his sidearm delivery to cruise through eight innings of relief in Harrisonburg’s 14-inning victory over Charlottesville on June 9. Kirkpatrick, who picked up the win in the Turks’ 4-3 triumph, held the TomSox scoreless a night after they lit up the scoreboard with 17 runs in a win over Strasburg.

Ryne Sigmon: 2016 Week 7 POTW

2016 Ryne SigWeek 7 Player of the Week is Ryne Sigmon. He played in all but one game this past week, and hit .333. He went 6-for-18 with a double, three RBI’s, three walks, and a .429 on base percentage.

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!

Trevor Craport: 2016 Week 6 POTW

2016 Trevor CraportA 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!