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James Madison University pitcher Michael Evans, like so many college pitchers at the end of a long season has found himself with a sore arm that needs rest over the summer. Therefore, Evans won’t be joining the Turks but teammate Eric Yankey, will be taking the open spot Evans leaves.

2015 Eric Yankey JMU  Eric Yankey, a left-handed pitcher for the JMU Dukes is from Bridgewater, Virginia and was a standout player at Turner Ashby High School. During his freshmen season at JMU, he had 14 appearances, six starts, and pitched 36.2 innings. He went 1-4 with a 6.43 ERA. At Turner Ashby, Yankey was awarded The Valley’s Conference 29 Pitcher of the Year and he was a AAA Second Team All-Region honoree. He posted a 10-1 record with a 0.65 ERA. He struck out 123 batters in 75 2/3 innings and had five complete games including two shutouts.