Who is Spencer Turnbull's girlfriend? Tiger's pitcher celebrates with Ashley Terk after no-hitter against Mariners

Joshua Rogers May 20, 2021
Who is Spencer Turnbull's girlfriend? Tiger's pitcher celebrates with Ashley Terk after no-hitter against Mariners
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Who is Spencer Turnbull’s girlfriend? Tiger’s pitcher Spencer Turnbull could be seen celebrating with girlfriend Ashley Terk after his no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners. But who is she? Let’s find out more.

Spencer Turnbull no-hits the Mariners

On Tuesday night at T-Mobile Park, Spencer Turnbull, in his 50th big-league start, pitched the eighth no-hitter in Tigers history in a 5-0 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Turnbull threw just the eighth no-hitter in the Tigers’ 120-year history and the first in 37 years by someone other than Justin Verlander.

He ended the night with a three-pitch punch-out of Mitch Haniger, finishing him off with a 95-mph fastball with his career-high 117th pitch.

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After the incredible no-hit, Turnbull was mobbed by teammates who fervently hugged him.

“This is the greatest achievement in my life so far, at least in my baseball career,” Turnbull said.

“Definitely the most exciting. It’s a landmark stamp on my career to this point. I don’t know how to think of it in historical terms. But personally, I’m just happy to have my name written on something that can never be taken away.”

“Just really special,” said Turnbull, who shared the post-game celebration with his girlfriend. “I was thankful she was there. It was just a dream come true. Probably the best day of my life.” 

Spencer Turnbull has previously kept his girlfriend out of the limelight, and so people are wondering who she is.

Who is Spencer Turnbull’s girlfriend?

After the game against the Mariners, Turnbull could be seen celebrating with his girlfriend, Ashley Terk.

He later shared a photo of the couple on Instagram embracing along with a heartfelt caption.

It read: ‘It still feels like I’m living a dream that I haven’t woken up from yet. Last night was by far the best night of my life.’

‘And truthfully there is no one in the world who I’d rather be here to witness it and celebrate with than the love of my life. I am so thankful for you, and I love you more than words can express @ashleyterk!’

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Who is Ashley Terk?

Little is known about Spencer Turnbull’s girlfriend, Ashley Terk, as the couple have kept relationship relatively secret until now.

However, Terk has a sizeable following on Instagram, with over 120k followers.

After Turnbull’s no-hitter, she also uploaded a photo of the two together.

It appears as though this is the first time the pair have admitted their relationship publicly, though, as Terk said the following.

‘Not at all how I thought this would come out … and definitely not this soon but it’s so evident it was God’s timing! God’s way!
‘I’m tired of feeling like I have to hide, or live a lie to protect my image… I’ve felt pressured to do it for too long and this was the final confirmation that it’s time I walk boldly in the decisions I know God is leading me in.’

She continued: ‘As scary as this is to post publicly, it’s time I finally stand in my truth: I love you so much @spencerturnbull and I can’t wait to continue to walk this miracle out hand and hand with you’

It appears Terk may have a child from a previous marriage as she often posts pictures of the two together. Turnbull is not known to have any children.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.