Australian Baseball Prospect Signs with Miles Community College

MILES CITY, MT. Miles Community College Baseball Coach, Jeff Brabant, is proud to announce the signing of Luke Turner to a National Letter of Intent. Turner, the son of Daryl and Kirrily Turner, is a 6’1 pitcher from Queensland Australia and has officially committed to play for the Pioneers in 2017-18.

While in Queensland, Luke Turner attended Trinity Bay State High School and played baseball for the Peninsula School and the Queensland Schoolboys. As an Under 18 player, Turner played in both the A and B Grade competition in the Cairns Breakthrough Bandits. He played in the Queensland State Independent Competition, called the State Championships from 2010 to 2015. Turner won the State Championships Batting Award in 2012 and in 2013. Turner also played on many Touring and Academy teams including playing in the ESPN Disney Tournament in Florida in 2014 the Dingo International Japan Tour in Osaka in 2015 and the MLBAAP Gold Coast in 2016 and the MLB World Select Team Showcase Tour in 2016.

"Luke comes to us by recommendation from current Pioneers and from my contacts in Australia.” Said MCC head baseball coach Jeff Brabant. “In watching him on video and interactions with him and his family, I feel strongly that he will come right in and compete for us. He has the ability and potential to be a two way guy for us...on the mound and in the field. We have good relationships with a few quality programs in Australia so I'm hoping the connection lasts and we can keep the line of players coming. Having had quite a few players from Australia in our program currently and in the past, I'm confident that we will create a great environment for Luke to succeed."

In Grade A competition in 2016 Luke finished with a 2.030 ERA a 1000 fielding percentage and batting average of .425. In B Grade Luke’s batting average was .524 and his fielding percentage with .828. “As an Australian player, it was attractive that there are other Australians attending the college, some of whom I have known from past teams and the MLBAAP program.” Said Luke Turner. “This college was also recommended to me by people within Baseball Queensland, and their experience and recommendation was good. I picked up a strong feeling of education and my development as a player.”
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