- Last VBL Title: 2012
- Head Coach: This is Bob Wease’s 20th season at the helm of the Turks; he took over the head coaching duties in 2002!
- Recruiter: Wease
- Key Alumni in Pro Ball: Kyle McCann (2017) is at Oakland’s Double-A affiliate; Emilio Pagan (2010) is the sometimes-closer for Minnesota.
The Turks finished third in the South Division with a record of 19-21 in the regular season. Staunton bounced the club with a sweep in the first round of the playoffs. Michael Rosario (Miami) led the team at the plate, while Andres Rodriguez (Florida Tech) led the rotation.
- Nicolas Calero, Davidson (New Market 2021)
- Jackson Dennies, Notre Dame (2021)
- Logan McClure, West Virginia Tech (2021)
- Garrett Warden, West Virginia Tech (2021)
- Jaylon Lee, EMU (JMU commit) (Woodstock 2021)
- Will Carter, Mars Hill (2021)
Hitters to Watch
(Stats are through Tues, May 17)
- Jaylon Lee: Lee finished fifth in the league with 37 RBIs last summer, and was the MVP of the North in the All-Star game for his performance at the plate along with stealing a home run in center field. He hit .382/.430/.711 in 152 at-bats this spring, with 14 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, and seven stolen bases. He was named first-team All-ODAC.
- Jake Reinisch, Wake Forest: .347/.493/.565 in 170 at-bats, 14 doubles, seven home runs
- Mitchell Farris, Wingate: .359/.445/.695 in 131 at-bats, with 11 doubles, three triples, and nine home runs
- Dallas Callahan, UNC Greensboro: .301/.405/.406 in 143 at-bats, with ten doubles
- Christian Ficca, Georgetown: .306/.432/.459 in 111 at-bats, with five doubles and four home runs
Pitchers to Watch
- Eli Davis, Oklahoma City: 10-1, 1.45 in 74 innings, with 95 K’s… his ERA is third in all of NAIA
- Logan McClure: A top starter in 2021
- Jackson Dennies: 1-1, 5.65, 16 K’s in 14 innings
- Sean Culkin, JMU: 2-2, 4.70 in 30 ⅔ innings
- Evan Smith, JMU: 0-0, 1.50 in six innings
- Casey Smith, JMU: Three innings this spring
- Evan and Casey Smith are twins
- Mitchell Farris won a D-II NCAA title with Wingate in 2021