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

Big Innings Help Turks Take Down Braves

Big Innings Help Turks Take Down Braves

Written by Staff Report
Staunton News Leader

STAUNTON — The Harrisonburg Turks put up a pair of big innings Thursday against the Staunton Braves, then held on for a 9-6 victory in Valley Baseball League action at John Moxie Memorial Stadium.

The loss drops the Braves to 22-14, leaving them 3½ games behind the South Division-leading Turks, and two games behind second-place New Market, a 6-5 winner over Covington on Thursday, with seven games remaining in the season.

The Turks broke the game open with a four-run fifth inning, followed by a five-run sixth to take a 9-3 lead. The Braves came back with three in the bottom of the seventh, then had runners on first and second with one out in the bottom of the eighth, but could not bring anyone home, despite having the heart of the order up.

It was rough night for Braves ace Max Povse (2-2). The rising sophomore out of North Carolina-Greensboro gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits in 423 innings.

Kurt Wertz Jr. had two hits, including a double, and three RBIs for the Braves. Tommy Williams also had two hits and two RBIs.

John Welborn put the game out of reach for Harrisonburg in the sixth with a pinch-hit, three-run homer. Eric Kalbfleisch led the Turks’ attack, going 3-for-5 on the night.

The Braves return to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Waynesboro Generals at Moxie Memorial Stadium. They travel to Rockbridge on Saturday for a 7 p.m. clash with the Rapids, then it’s back home on Sunday for a 7:30 p.m. game with the Covington Lumberjacks.