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

Turk Notches Gem

7/25/05 – Daily News Record

Jarrett No-Hits Waynesboro as ‘Burg Heats Up By JUSTIN GERMAN Special Correspondent Bob Wease wasn’t aware of Turks pitcher Sean Jarrett’s unusual situation until one out remained in the top of the ninth inning Sunday night at Memorial Stadium. "To be honest, I didn’t even know he had a no-hitter until the line drive to right field," Wease, the Turks’ manager, said. "Matt Sluder says to me, ‘I got something to tell you after he catches this ball.’ I said, ‘My gosh, I didn’t know.’ I was sitting there thinking that I couldn’t remember any hits, but when a pitcher is throwing a no-hitter you never discuss it." Jarrett not only pitched nine hitless innings, but he also struck out 11 batters and walked none as Harrisonburg beat struggling Waynesboro 3-0 in a Valley League baseball game. The Turks improved to 23-19 to remain in second place in the Southern Division, while the Generals fell to 11-29. Jarrett’s no-hitter – apparently the Turks’ first since 1969 – came one day after teammate Brad Mills struck out 15 en route to a 2-1 win Saturday over Staunton. Harrisonburg’s pitchers now have notched 26 strikeouts in two days. "I think its great because the players know that if they play good defense and score a couple of runs then they have a good shot of winning," Wease said. As the game progressed, Jarrett tried to keep himself from thinking too much about what was happening. "It crept into my mind a couple times, but I just tried to keep my mind clear and on what I had to do, execute good pitches," said Jarrett, who will play at Oral Roberts next season. "I heard a couple of guys yelling about it from the opposing dugout, but I just tried to space it out." A no-hitter doesn’t happen without help from the defense and Sunday night was no exception. Jarrett helped his own cause in the second inning by extending his 6-foot-5 frame to snag a line drive ripped up the middle by Adam Tindle. "If that [play] hadn’t happened, we probably wouldn’t even have had to worry about the no-hitter," Jarrett said. The ninth inning wasn’t without drama, either, as Waynesboro’s Ryne Reynoso drove a ball to the left-field fence, but Dean Cademartori of Southern Illinois made an acrobatic catch while on the run to preserve the no-hitter. The final out came as a line drive right to Turks’ right fielder Kacy Bruce. Harrisonburg scored twice in the sixth on RBIs by Matt Denker of Arizona and Cademartori. Daniel Ramirez of Yavapai Junior College added the third run in the eighth. Wease has followed the Turks since he was a player in the late 1960s and doesn’t remember a no-hitter since 1969, when former Indiana baseball coach Bob Morgan had one. Waynesboro 000 000 000 – 0 0 1 Harrisonburg 000 002 01x – 3 11 3 WP: Jarrett (4-1) LP: Green (0-4) Have an opinion about it? Write to: csimmons@dnronline.com