07/24/2008 – Turks Tidbits
Written By Andy May, Broadcasting Intern Bridgewater College Harrisonburg- The Harrisonburg Turks six-run eighth inning going through the order in a 9-2 win over the Waynesboro Generals. The Turks had five hitters with multiple hits in the game. Up until the eighth inning, the story was all about pitching as Harrisonburg’s Eric Thomas (Bethune-Cookman) faced off against Waynesboro’s Jake Cowan (UVA). Thomas pitched a phenomenal game despite giving up two home runs, striking out 12 in seven innings and walking six. In the second inning Thomas gave up a solo-home run to Evan Webb (Tennessee Tech). Webb was 1 for 3 with and RBI and a run. Jake Cowan also pitched an outstanding game striking out nine and walking none in seven innings. The Turks finally ended Cowan’s shut out as Drew Johnson (San Francisco) hit a double in the sixth inning. Johnson finished 2 for 4 with a run after being knocked in by Michael Precise (Troy). Precise was 1 for five with an RBI and a run. The Generals answered back with another solo-home run, this time by Brandon Sizemore (Charleston). Sizemore was 1 for 4 with a RBI and a run scored. In the bottom of the eighth inning the Turks rallied back and slammed the door scoring six runs off of five hits. The Turks demonstrated how dangerous back to back singles can be as they only hit one extra-base hit in that inning. Eric Thomas (3-2) earned the win while Jake Cowan (3-2) took his second loss of the season. The Harrisonburg Turks (17-23) look to hold onto their playoff spot as they travel to Winchester tomorrow to take on the Royals (22-17) at 2 pm. Waynesboro (28-13) hosts the Staunton Braves (23-18).