Turks Held To One Hit In Home Loss

Written by David Driver
Daily-News Record  
July 6, 2021

Charlottesville starting pitcher, Jacob Haney did not allow a hit in his four innings and reliever James Vaughn was also effective as the division-leading Tom Sox beat the Harrisonburg Turks 4-0 on Monday at Veterans Memorial Stadium. 

Vaughn came on in the fifth and allowed just one hit in four innings on the mound and Chase Contala pitched the ninth. Jack Hurley of Charlottesville had an RBI double in the fourth to give Charlottesville a 1-0 lead.  

Garret Simpson

The starting lineup for the Turks was second baseman Carlos Marte (Elon), left fielder Peyton Crispin (Oklahoma City), center fielder Mike Rosario (Miami), catcher Logan McNeely (Wingate), right fielder Conor Hartigan (JMU), designated hitter Derek Crum (Wake Forest), third baseman Clay Lockett (Southern Nazarene), shortstop Bryce Safferwich (JMU), first baseman Jordan Sweeney (Rutgers) and pitcher Garrett Simpson (Eastern Kentucky).  

Simpson allowed just two hits and one run in his first five innings of work. Lockett had the only hit for the Turks. Adam Cocere had two hits and three RBIs for Charlottesville.  

Haney is a product of William & Mary and the son of former Major League pitcher Chris Haney, Larry Haney, the grandfather of Jacob, went to Orange and was a catcher in the majors with the Baltimore Orioles as a rookie in 1966. Chris Haney made his Major League debut in 1991 with Montreal and was teammates with Dave Martinez, the Washington manager. Jacob Haney is from Charlottesville and went to The Covenant School. 

VBL All-Stars  

The Valley League All-Stars were announced Monday and those from the Turks that made the squad are pitchers Logan McClure (West Virginia Tech) and Andres Rodriguez (Florida Tech), catcher Logan McNeely (Wingate), second baseman Carlos Marte (Elon), and outfielder Michael Rosario of Miami.  

Eastern Mennonite product Jaylon Lee, one of the top hitters in the league with Woodstock, was also picked. He will also take part in the Home Run Derby.  

JMU pitcher Joe Vogatsky, with Purcellville, and Spotswood graduate Daniel Ouderick (West Virginia), a pitcher with Strasburg were also chosen.  

The North squad is comprised from Front Royal, New Market, Purcellville, Strasburg, Winchester, and Woodstock. The South squad includes players from Charlottesville, Covington, Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro.  

Woodstock’s Mike Bocock, a product of Turner Ashby and Bridgewater College, will manage the North and Kory Koehler of Charlottesville will guide the South. They were picked since their team was leading its division through games of Sunday.  

The game will be in Harrisonburg on Sunday night at James Madison’s Veterans Memorial Park.