While most schools are focusing on preparing for the gridiron this fall, the Turner Falcons were busy hitting the diamond this past weekend.

While most schools are focusing on preparing for the gridiron this fall, the Turner Falcons were busy hitting the diamond this past weekend.

The Falcons fall baseball team traveled to the Wapanucka Tournament over Thursday and Friday, and managed to come away with a solid third place finish.

In the opening contest of the tournament, Turner defeated Stringtown 13-1 in three innings.

The Falcons got six runs in the first, three in the second and three more in the third to seal the victory.

Levi Curbow got the win on the mound, finishing with six strikeouts.

 

Varnum 4 Turner 1 

Despite tying the game at 1-1 after two innings Friday morning, the Falcons couldn’t get past Varnum.

VHS took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, before Tyler Campbell tied the game with a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the second.

Varnum got two runs in the top of the fifth and one in the sixth to win the game.

Ridge Parker took the loss on the mound for the Falcons, throwing 4 2/3 innings of work. He allowed two earned runs on two hits with six walks and seven strikeouts.

Justice Hartman and Tyler Campbell threw a combined 2 1/3 innings of relief, allowing just one run with two strikeouts and two walks combined.

 

Turner 11
Mill Creek 3 F/5

Things went better in the final game of the tournament, as the Falcons broke out the bats against Mill Creek.

Ridge Parker opened the bottom of the first for THS with a two-RBI double, before MCHS took a 3-2 lead in the top of the third.

Tyler Campbell tied the game at 3-3 when he hit an RBI double to left field in the bottom half of the third.

Levi Curbow made it 4-3 with an RBI single to right field, before later scoring off a bases loaded walk drawn by Dawson Wright to make it 5-3.

Another bases loaded walk would bring home Lane Carter, with Hunter Johnson scoring after Colton Empey was hit by a pitch.

Wright and Greenwood would each score on bases loaded walks to make it 9-3, before Ridge Parker smacked a two-RBI single to center to finish off the scoring. 

Justice Hartman would get the win on the mound for the Falcons, throwing 2 2/3 innings of work. He allowed two earned runs on two hits with three strikeouts.