Back for a second stint in Mystic, A.J. Turnier comes into the summer hot off his best season as a Southern CT Owl. One of last season’s go-to relievers in manager Phil Orbe’s bullpen, A.J. transitioned beautifully into a role in the SCSU rotation finishing the season with a 3.04 ERA and two shutouts. During his sophomore season, Turnier garnered All-Northeast-10 First Team honors after securing 9 saves for the Owls and leading the team with a 1.15 ERA.
Last season with the Schooners, A.J appeared in 11 games as a reliever and posted a 2.18 ERA with 14 strikeouts over 16 innings pitched.