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Corning Hawks vs Elmira Express Recap

By: Doug Page

Saturday, October 6, 2012 | Categories:




Elmira, N.Y - The Elmira Express were victorious on two separate occasions Wednesday at Historic Dunn Field. The JV squad held on to beat the Corning Hawks 4-2. In the nightcap, the Varsity teams took the field under the lights as the Express bested the Hawks by a score of 8-3.


The first game of the afternoon saw the Express use a late game rally to erase a 2-0 deficit and turn it into a 4-2 lead. The Early part of the game would be dominated by pitching from both teams as the Hawks would settle for just a pair of runs in the first and fifth innings.


The final contest of the night pitted two high school baseball rivals against one another. The Express would jump onto the scoreboard first in front of a packed crowd at Dunn Field.  Elmira used some timely hitting to plate three runs in the opening frame to go in front of the Hawks 3-0. The Hawks wouldn't be silenced early on though as they would answer offensively with three runs of their own in the third inning to knot the game up 3-3. Some nice defensive plays from both squads in the middle innings helped to keep the game tied. The Express would stretch their lead to 8-3 in the home half of the sixth inning by putting five runs on the scoreboard and would hold off a final rally from Corning in the seventh inning to pick up the win.


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