Turks Alumni, Chase Sonen Named Preseason All American

01/29/2009 – Saint Josephs College Athletic News and TURKS Tidbits

Midwest Region Collegiate Baseball Pre-season All-American Team Names Chase Sonen The Harrisonburg TURKS congratulate Chase Sonen (RSr., Cary, Ill. Cary Grove), starting right-handed pitcher at Saint Josephs College,as he made the prestigious Pre-season All-American list complied by the American Baseball Coaches Association’s NCAA division II All-American Baseball Committee. Sonen, who finished the season with an ERA of 3.57, led the team with nine wins and 80.2 innings pitched. During Sonen’s two summer seasons with the TURKS Chase posted the following stats as a middle reliever and a starter: 2007 2.65 ERA 9 appearances and 1 save in 17.0 innings, 7 runs, 10 walks, and 18 strikeouts 2008 2.21 ERA 1-2 W/L record and 4 saves in 36.2 innings, 9 runs, 13 walks, and 40 strikeouts TURKS alumi and Saint Joseph’s Pumas catcher Mike Pericht (JR, Orland Park, Ill. Providence Catholic) was also mentioned as a player to watch the 2009 season. Pericht boasted an average of .299 last season with a team high 10 home runs and 60 RBIs. He is the top returning player with 118 total bases, 45 runs, and 20 doubles. After a great 2007 season with the TURKS Pericht struggled a bit in his ’08 summer in Harrisonburg while still making critical contributions to the team. 2007 .245 BA 37-30 GP/GS 110 AB 20 Runs 27 Hits 5 2B 4 HR 19 RBI 44 TB .400 SLG% 14 BB 6 HBP 34 SO 2008 .179 BS 33-30 GP/GS 91 AB 12 Runs 17 Hits 3 2b 4 HR 14 RBI 32 TB .337 SLG% 6 BB 12 HBP 37 SO The Harrisonburg TURKS and their fans wish Chase and Mike continued success during their 2009 school season. We will be watching them in their baseball careers.