Harrisonburg Turks

Member of the Valley Baseball League and NACSB.

  • 1955 VBL Champions
  • 1958 VBL Champions
  • 1959 VBL Champions
  • 1962 VBL Champions
  • 1964 VBL Champions
  • 1969 VBL Champions
  • 1970 VBL Champions
  • 1971 VBL Champions
  • 1977 VBL Champions
  • 1991 VBL Champions
  • 2000 VBL Champions
  • 2012 VBL Champions
  • 2023 VBL Champions

Grant Hansen Drafted in the 3rd Round

6/07/04 – Oklahoma City University

Four Stars Picked in First 18 Rounds in MLB Draft 6/07/2004 Grant Hansen led the way for four OCU baseball players to be drafted on day one of the Major League Baseball draft. The Oklahoma City University baseball team saw four players go on the first day of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft. Starting pitcher Grant Hansen led the way as the 6-6 junior from Edmond, Okla., was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the third round and as the 89th player overall. Hansen led the team with a 2.42 earned run average. He finished the year with a perfect 13-0 record and recorded five complete games, two shutouts (one combined shutout), 89.1 innings pitched, 45 walks and 99 strikeouts. Joe Bisenius, another right-handed starting pitcher, went in the 12th round to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Sioux City, Iowa, native also recorded a perfect 13-0 record with three complete games, four shutouts (three combined shutouts), one save, 93.0 innings pitched, 41 walks and 86 strikeouts. Shortstop Denver Kitch was selected in the 13th round by the Baltimore Orioles. The Yukon, Okla., native was tied for second on the team in hitting with a .401 batting average, collecting 18 home runs, 64 RBIs and a team-best 36 stolen bases. The third pitcher to go from the Stars on the MLB’s first day of the draft was Joey McLaughlin who the Toronto Blue Jays chose in the 18th rounds. The Sapulpa, Okla., native finished the year with a 12-2 record, a 3.21 ERA, five shutouts (three combined shutouts), 92.2 innings pitched, 33 walks and 97 strikeouts. More OCU players are expected to go in the later rounds of the draft. The Stars finished the season with an overall record of 73-7, the most wins in a season by an NAIA team. They finished as NAIA National Runner-Up for the third-consecutive season.