Pioneers add Two Saints for Upcoming Season
By: Doug PageMonday, October 8, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY - The Elmira Pioneers have added a pair of fielders from Siena College for the upcoming 2014 season. With the addition of freshman outfielder Taylor Ahearn and freshman catcher Dan Vasquez the Pioneers have gained a unique duo that will showcase their skills this summer at Historic Dunn Field. The Saints are members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and are currently 12-3 in conference and 16-26 overall.
Ahearn, who hails from Santee, CA, is a promising outfielder for the Saints. The 6'1" 175 lbs. right hander attended high school at St. Augustine where he lettered in baseball, basketball and football. Ahearn finished his four year baseball career as the all-time leader in doubles at St. Augustine as well as being named All-League after each season. "Taylor Ahearn is a unique talent that will add depth to three phases of the game for the 2014 Elmira Pioneers: Offense, Defense, and Pitching" stated Pioneers Manager Matt Burch.
Vasquez calls Pembroke Pines, FL home and graduated from West Broward High School where he was a strong student both on and off the field. Vasquez will compete for playing time behind the plate for the Saints as he hones his defensive skills. According to his coaches, Vasquez, brings a strong build with a developed lower half that provides power. "Coach Rossi does a great job developing highly skilled catchers at Siena. We know that Dan will showcase his abilities at Dunn Field this summer" stated Pioneers Manager Matt Burch.
The Pioneers have another fun and exciting season planned for fans as the 2014 season nears closer. 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, FIREWORKS and 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 www.elmirapioneers.com.
The Elmira Pioneers...2013 PGCBL West Division Champions!!