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Turks Ink Two JMU Dukes

- The Turks want to welcome two James Madison University Dukes to the 2019 team.The first is sophomore communication major, RHP/infielder, Nick Zona. He stands 6’2” and is 190 lb. He graduated from a strong baseball program at Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, VA and was drafted in the 2018 MLB draft in the 38th round […]

Harrisonburg Turks Roll Out 2019 Player Introductions

- Happy New Year Turks fans! What better way to begin a new year than to start our player introductions for the 2019 Harrisonburg Turks. Before we do that we want to welcome our first intern signed, Kate Gordon, a junior from James Madison University. Kate is an important member of the successful JMU softball team […]

Back to the ‘Burg

- Written by Dave Norman Two former Turks pitchers (2017), will return to the flock for 2019. For lefty Grant Stewart and righthander Mason Studstill, change has been a constant in their baseball careers. Each will be at their third school in as many years. After beginning his career at Florida State, Stewart had a very […]

Turks Looses Longtime Friend, Bill Swecker

- Harrisonburg, VA   It’s always hard to share sad news. Last week the Turks lost a dear friend, William (Bill) Swecker. Bill served on the Turks Board of Directors with former General Manager Jim Lineweaver for 20 years and then helped current GM Bob Wease for a number of years. Bill loved the Turks and enjoyed […]

Scherzer, Llewellyn Play Together Again in Harrisonburg

- BY BILLY FELLIN Sports Editor Powhatan Today Summer baseball can represent many things to baseball players. For some, it could be necessary time to work back from an injury, while for others it could be to continue to sharpen their skills over the long summer break between semesters in college. Others still just want to […]

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 […]

Zach Little Runs His Way to Week 8 Turks Player of the Week

- The Harrisonburg Turks willed their way into the playoffs this past week going 2-1 in their last three. The Turks started the week with two consecutive rainouts, including the first rainout of the season at Veterans Memorial Park, which pushed everything back a few days. The Turks concluded the weeks with a 12-3 thumping of […]

Covington Ends Turks’ Season

- By Greg Madia Daily News-Record HARRISONBURG – When Chase Best climbed to the top of the mound, he did it with the intent to finish the game. The Covington left-hander, nearly exhausted was ready to fire his 114th pitch of the night. “It was definitely all I had left,” Best said. “It was a fastball.” […]

Turks Rally Late to Secure Playoff Berth

- By Dave Norman Web Cast Announcer HARRISONBURG–Better late than never was the adage of the night as Harrisonburg scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and hung on to defeat Charlottesville 2-1. With the win and a Staunton loss, the Turks advance to the Valley Baseball League Playoffs. Luke Scherzer (Virginia Tech) […]

Turks Pitching Struggles in Loss

- STAUNTON– The Harrisonburg Turks (19-22) fell to the Staunton Braves (20-21) by a score of 12-2. The Turks pitching staff struggled throughout the night to find and maintain a rhythm, which, in the end, was their undoing. The Turks started the game fast when Zach Little (Wingate) hit the first pitch he saw for a […]

Moon Light Make Up Game this Saturday at 9:00

- Our Wednesday, July 25th rained out home game with Charlottesville has been rescheduled to be played on Saturday, July 28th at 9:00 pm. Yes, that’s correct. Due to scheduling issues with the field we will be starting the game at 9:00 pm. We hope that our loyal Turks fans will be out in full force […]

Kratz Finds His Place With Brewers In Pennant Race

- By Greg Madia Daily News-Record AP Photo/John Minchillo HARRISONBURG – In his Milwaukee debut, Erik Kratz gave himself a chance to stick with the franchise. The Eastern Mennonite University product clubbed a home run, wellbeyond the left centere-field fence at Miller Park, that was part of a 2-for-5 performance in the Brewers’ come-from-behind win over […]