Tracking the Turks: Week of March 15-21

Several Turks players impressed at the plate and on the pitcher’s mound over the past week, including some big-time pitching performances in relief.

On the Mound

Eric Adler (Wake Forest) made two appearances over the week, pitching a scoreless inning of relief on both occasions. This included action in the series opener against Georgia Tech on Friday, in which the freshman did not allow a batter to reach base safely.

Season stats: 4 app, 0.00 ERA, 4.2 IP, .118 B/AVG

Bryce Travis

Bryce Travis (Eastern Kentucky) threw two innings of shutout ball in Eastern Kentucky’s 6-3 upset of No. 7 Louisville last Tuesday. He struck out two hitters and did not yield a hit or walk en route to earning the win. Travis followed that up with another stellar performance against UT Martin the following Saturday, allowing no earned runs in three innings while striking out five as he improved his record to 2-0 on the young season.

Season stats: 2-0, 1.84 ERA, 14.2 IP, 19/5 K/BB, .140 B/AVG

In the Batter’s Box

Logan McNeely

Logan McNeely (Wingate) had an impressive weekend at the plate, going 3-for-5 in Wingate’s 10-4 victory over Coker on Saturday. All three hits were doubles, and he collected four RBI in total. McNeeley chipped in another RBI with a first-inning single in Sunday’s series finale.

Season stats: 13 GP/GS, .326 AVG, 14 RBI, 8 BB, .457 SLG

Fredric Walter (Oklahoma City) was an RBI machine in the Stars’ weekend series at Texas Wesleyan, as the senior hit 7-for-12 with seven runs driven in over three games, highlighted by a solo home run in a 19-7 victory on Friday. In all, Oklahoma City scored 41 runs as they took two of three in the series.

Season stats: 21 GP/GS, .338 AVG, 2 HR, 15 RBI, .405 OBP, .538 SLG

Peyton Crispin (Oklahoma City) also chipped in to the Stars’ winning efforts, hitting 2-for-3 with three RBI, two runs, and a walk in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader against Texas Wesleyan. Crispin launched a two-run homer to left center in the second inning that gave Oklahoma City the lead for good. He had another two-hit game in Sunday’s matinee.

Season stats: 23 GP/GS, .288 AVG, 2 HR, 11 RBI, .475 SLG