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2nd Annual Elmira Pioneers High School Tournament Round-Up

By: Doug Page

Friday, October 12, 2012 | Categories:




Elmira, N.Y - The Thomas A. Edison Spartans took home top honors on Saturday afternoon at Historic Dunn Field in the 2nd Annual Elmira Pioneers High School Tournament. TAE defeated the Towanda Knights 8-1 in the Championship Game.


The first game of the tournament saw the Spartans square off against Lansing. Early on it would be Lansing taking control of the scoreboard as they scored 7 runs in the 4th inning. Both teams traded runs as the game went along paving the way for an exciting finish. TAE would hold off a rally from Lansing in the bottom of the 7th inning to pick up a 13-11 victory.


The afternoon contest pitted Elmira Notre Dame against Towanda. The Crusaders used some nice defensive plays in the early innings to keep the game scoreless. The second game of the afternoon would take the low scoring route as Towanda was able to string together two runs in the middle innings en-route to a 4-2 victory and giving them the second spot in the Championship Game.


"We couldn't be happier with the success of this tournament and the help from Mike Bennett along with Archie McNellis to make this tournament possible" stated Pioneers co-owner Don Lewis.


The 2014 PGCBL campaign is arriving quickly! Season tickets to a Pioneers game are a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on all of the action!! Historic Dunn Field will be rocking all summer long with the best fans in the PGCBL. Season ticket packages start at just $99. The Pioneers are poised to once again pack Dunn Field after finishing third nationwide for total attendance a season ago. The Pioneers home opener is set for Friday, June 6th VS the Amsterdam Mohawks. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and there will be plenty of entertainment for fans including post game FIREWORKS!! To learn more about becoming a season ticket holder or to renew your seats call the Pioneers front office at 607-734-2690. Stay up-to-date with player signings and more news about the 2014 season at


The Elmira Pioneers...2013 PGCBL West Division Champions