Harrisonburg Turks SportsWatch – July 14, 2017


The Harrisonburg Turks (14-17) are on the road to play Front Royal (15-15). The Cardinals are .500 in their overall record and in their last 10 games. First pitch is scheduled for 7pm.

Probable starters for the game are Matt Young (1-1) for the Turks and Pedro Aldebol (0-1) for the Cardinals. Both pitchers will be looking to avoid their second losses on the season.

After a huge nine-run eighth inning by the Turks, including a three-run homer by Bryan Arias, the Covington Lumberjacks fell 13-4 last night. The Turks were down early after a rough first inning by Carter Bach (0-1), but came back and eventually took the lead heading into the top of the ninth, where Hunter Seay (2-0) came in to get his second decision of the season.

Everyone on the Turks lineup scored a run but Austin Embler, showing a good team effort and a good on base percentage all around. Ty Andrus, Luke Nussman, and Zach Kuchmaner all had multi-hits in last night’s game. Andrus went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs. Nussman had his first good performance for the Turks, going 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run. Kuchmaner had a good night, going 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs. Arias hit his third home run of the season. Leading the way for the Lumberjacks were Allan Berrios and Ryan Alvarez. Both of them had multi-hits on the night. Berrios went 2-for-5 with a RBI and Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Seay worked 2.0 innings, only allowing one hit and struck out three. Chris Lugo (1-1) took the loss for the Jacks, also working 2.0 innings, but allowing 11 earned on seven hits.

Tomorrow night the Turks are on the road to face the Waynesboro Generals (17-14), who are one spot ahead of the Turks in the South division. Game time is 7pm.

Other games tonight:

Purcellville @ Front Royal – 7pm
Staunton @ Charlottesville – 7pm
Winchester @ Woodstock – 7pm