River Turtles release 2023 roster

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The Pulaski River Turtles on Thursday released their opening roster for 2023.

According to J.W. Martin, General Manager of the River Turtles the roster includes:

  • 18 different NCAA Division 1 schools represented on the roster, including four teams currently ranked in the D1Baseball Top 25: South Carolina (3), Coastal Carolina (8), West Virginia (12), and UVA (21).
  • Three Virginia natives appear on the 2023 roster, including Avery Mabe from Wytheville, Va., who will be returning for his second season in Pulaski. Mabe (UVA) amassed a stellar resume at George Wythe High School, earning All Mountain Empire honors as a junior. He was a two-time member of the Region 1C team. Mabe was a 2022 Appalachian League All-Star.
  • Connor Fuhrman (South Carolina) from Daleville, Va., will also be returning for his second season in Pulaski. Woodbridge, Va., native Christopher Hund is a new addition to the Pulaski roster.
  • Three members of the 2022 Pulaski River Turtles team are returning: Pitchers Avery Mabe and Hunter Hargett, and outfielder Connor Fuhrman.
  • Jackson Lovich, a freshman infielder for Missouri, is the brother of Ross Lovich, who was a standout on the 2021 Pulaski team that won the Appalachian League East Division championship.
  • The Pulaski River Turtles are entering the 2023 season with momentum following a pair of top-two finishes in the Appalachian League East Division. In their inaugural season in 2021, the Pulaski River Turtles captured the East Division Championship and came within two outs of earning their first Appalachian League title since 2013. The team followed up their 2021 performance with a strong second-place showing in the division last season. The 2023 team will once again be captained by manager Clark Crist. Follow the link to read the coaching staff release: https://www.appyleague.com/pulaski/news/pulaski-river-turtles-announce-coaching-staff

The River Turtles open their 2023 season on June 6 at Bluefield. Their first home game will be June 8 against Danville.

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