While the Tampa Yankees started slow, Nik Turley had a great first start for the High-A team. He was unable to get them the victory, but Turley struck out nine in his first outing of 2012.
Turley was drafted late in the 2008Draft, when the Yankees took him in the 50th round out of High School. He showed some promise in his first few professional games, as he allowed just six hits in eight innings of work in the Gulf Coast League in 2008. He started strong in 2009, holding opposing hitters to a 2.82 ERA and striking out 46 while walking just 23.
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