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Pioneers add NIU Reliever Ciango

The reliever for the Huskies returns for a second season with Elmira

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Categories:



(Ciango {pictured left} high-fives teammate Jamison Wells between innings in a game against Miami – Photo Courtesy Monica Maschak –


Elmira, NY- The Elmira Pioneers are proud to announce another addition to the roster for the 2014 season. Northern Illinois University reliever Anthony Ciango returns to the Pioneers after improving over the course of the 2013 season. Ciango will look to provide valuable leadership skills his second time around in the PGCBL.


Ciango, a red-shirt sophomore, hails from Woodridge, Illinois where he starred on the baseball team at Downers Grove High School. Following his junior season at Downers Grove, Ciango was named a Team Illinois All-Star. In 2013 he made four relief appearances for the Huskies of NIU throwing 2.1 innings. Ciango held Nevada scoreless in back-to-back appearances, totaling 1.1 innings.


While in a Pioneers uniform during 2013, Ciango made 13 appearances going 0-2 with a 4.88 ERA. He limited batters to a .250 batting average allowing 23 hits over the course of 24 innings. Pioneers Manager Matt Burch said of Ciango returning for the 2014 season, “I am pleased to welcome back Anthony to the 2014 club. He really improved last summer and will provide key leadership to a new group of players. He will be counted on to lead our bullpen this upcoming season”.


The 2014 season is arriving quickly and season tickets are a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on all of the action!! Historic Dunn Field will be rocking this summer with the best fans in the PGCBL and season ticket packages start at just $99.The Pioneers are prepared 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!!!