Disco Turkeys host elite semi-pro team in tonight’s home finale
With their national tournament appearance only a few days away now, the Carolina Disco Turkeys are excited to play one last home game for the year at Truist Stadium tonight to conclude their inaugural regular season.
The Disco Turkeys (10-24), a summer collegiate wood bat team with players from schools like Wake Forest and UNC Greensboro and others, will bring in an opponent called the Greensboro Yard Goats, a semi-pro team made up of former minor league and college players mostly in their 20s and a top team at their level.
The Yard Goats are expected to start Chris Perry, a former pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system who had a career ERA of 3.13 in four seasons of affiliated ball.
“We had an opening to fill on our schedule and we wanted to bring in an opponent with the strongest pitching we could find to get our guys tuned up and tested a little more for the AAABA Tournament next week,” said Greg Sullivan, team president and co-owner of the Disco Turkeys said.
The team leaves for the historic and prestigious AAABA (All-American Amateur Baseball Association) Tournament in Johnstown, Pennsylvania this weekend.
The Disco Turkeys look like they’ve started to turn a corner on the field after a bumpy start. The team has won four of its last six games. Last night they scored a dramatic 4-3 win over their rival High Point-Thomasville Locos that saw a quintet of Disco Turkeys pitchers carry a no-hit bid into the ninth inning.
“It was a staff day for our pitchers, and there’s nothing better you can ask for than a 2-hit ballgame from five different pitchers,” Disco Turkeys head coach Kirk Cabana said after Thursday’s win. “We think we’ll be ready for our trip to Johnstown.”
Tickets for tonight’s home finale are $8 at the gate. Beer and concessions are available.