Harrisonburg Turks SportsWatch – July 19, 2017


After being idle the past two days, the Harrisonburg Turks (17-17) face Woodstock (12-21). The River Bandits are struggling, being 3-7 in their last 10 games and are 10 games back from the first place Purcellville Cannons (21-11) in the North division.

Probable starter for the Turks is Grant Stewart (0-2) who is yet to get into the winners column this season. The River Bandits starter was unavailable.


On Sunday night, another 6+ run come back eighth inning by the Harrisonburg Turks (17-17) sprung them to a .500 record for the first time since they were 1-1 on the season and downed New Market (19-15) 7-4. Bryan Arias started off the eighth with a single and Elliott Cary followed up with a double to electrify the Turks offense who had been getting plenty of hits but couldn’t manage to add on to their lone run of the game until the eighth.

Joe Lytle had a good game, going 3-for-5 at the plate and adding a RBI. Austin Embler also did well Sunday night. He went 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run. Arias ended up going 2-for-5 and also had a RBI and a run. Jacob Rhinesmith led the Rebels with his bat, going 3-for-5 and scoring two runs. Nick Barber went 2-for-5 with a RBI.

Thomas Durant (2-2) took the loss in the contest, after getting a win against the Turks just a few nights ago. He gave up four runs on two hits in 0.2 innings pitched, although none of the runs were earned. Cade Bullinger (2-0) gets his second decision of the season, working 2.2 innings and allowing four hits and no runs. Zak Devermann earned his second save from the mound. He worked the last inning and only gave up one earned on two hits.

Other games tonight:

Charlottesville @ Front Royal – 1pm
Waynesboro @ Purcellville – 7pm
Charlottesville @ Winchester – 7pm
Strasburg @ New Market – 7:30pm
Covington @ Staunton – 7:30pm