Turks slaughter Tom Sox in eight innings

Saturday, July 15, 2022
John Breeden
Harrisonburg, VA

The Harrisonburg Turks bagged ten runs — including seven in the second inning — to defeat the Charlottesville Tom Sox in eight innings Friday night at Veterans Memorial Park.

Harrisonburg moves to 20-11 this season and 11-6 on the road.

Seaver King (Wingate) notched Harrisonburg’s first run of the game in the bottom of the first, driving in Sam Schner (Florida Tech) on an RBI groundout. The second inning was where the Turks took a commanding 8-0 lead as Jaylon Lee (EMU) scored after a walk with the bases loaded forced him home.

T.J. Williams (Notre Dame) also scored after a walk with the bases loaded forced in another run.

For the second straight game, Mitch Farris (Wingate) cleared the bases with a three-RBI triple. Farris later scored on a wild pitch. Lee went up to bat again this inning and drove in King on an RBI single for the seventh run of the inning.

The Turks extended their lead in the bottom of the sixth when King drove in Farris to score on a fielder’s choice. The last run of the game was in the bottom of the eighth as Farris drove in Schner on an RBI double to give the Turks the 10-0 mercy rule win after eight innings.

James Madison’s Evan Smith earned the win on the mound after pitching seven innings, throwing a strikeout, and allowing only three hits. Jackson Dennies (Notre Dame) pitched an inning and threw a strikeout.

Next up for the Turks is a doubleheader at New Market Saturday at 5 p.m.