Embler and Arjona Named to 2018 All Valley League First Team.

Congratulations to Turks second baseman Austin Embler (UNC Greensboro) and RHP Kyle Arjona (New Orleans) for being named to the 2018 All Valley League Team, First Team.

Embler led the Turks with a .388 BA in 116 AB, with 26 runs, 45 hits, 7 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs, and 21 walks. He was selected for the 2018 Valley League All Star Game and also selected on the 2018 Valley Prospect Team that played in the Southern Collegiate Showcase in Wingate, NC.

In the VBL All Star Game on Sunday, July 8th, Embler batted .500 with 2 AB, scoring 1 run, 1 hit, 1 walk and struck out once. On July 16th and 17th the Valley League All Star Prospect Team tied the Florida League 5-5 and defeated the Sun Belt League 6-4. Embler batted .500 in the two games with 8 AB, scoring 1 run, with 4 hits, two doubles, 2 rbi’s, 1 walk, 1 strike out and 1 stolen base.

Due to pitching limits Kyle Arjona left the team July 17th. Arjona posted a 1.31 ERA for the Turks in 27.1 innings pitched. He gave up 22 hits, 6 runs, 4 earned runs, 2 walks and 33 strike outs. He pitched one complete game. He held a 3-1 record. In the VBL All Star Game he pitched one inning and got one strike out. In the VBL All Star Prospect Showcase Arjona pitched in 3 innings giving up 4 hits, 2 earned runs and had 3 strike outs and 2 walks. Scouts had talked to Turks Coach Bob Wease about Arjona. Days after the showcase Arjona signed a free agent contract with  the Philadelphia Phillies. 


2018 Harrisonburg Turks All Stars