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Bryson Hough Dominant but Pioneers Fall to Mohawk Valley

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Categories:
Right-hander Bryson Hough became the first Elmira Pioneers pitcher to surpass four innings in a start this season, but a four-run 6th inning by the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs led to the Pioneers' second consecutive loss.
Bryson Hough (Bucknell) took the mound in his Pioneers debut and impressed right from the start. The 6'2", 190 right-hander retired six straight batters to begin the game, and was unfazed despite allowing an unearned run in the third. Overall, Hough went 5 strong innings allowing just that unearned run on 3 hits, striking out 5 while walking 1. He is picking up right where he left off after an 8-3 season at Bucknell and will be a pitcher to watch for Elmira moving forward.
Bullpen struggles proved to be the difference in the game in the win for Mohawk Valley, but the top of the Pioneers lineup had itself quite a night. Chris Kalousdian (Manhattan) drilled the first home run by an Elmira hitter this season to headline a big night. He went 3 for 4, also adding two singles, a walk, a stolen base, an RBI, and 2 runs scored. In addition, he got Zach Bican (Pitt-Bradford) out of the 6th inning with an excellent throw from right field to third base to get Jayson Sullivan (Sacred Heart). T.J. Dixon (Samford), meanwhile, went 3 for 5 with 3 singles, a stolen base, and a run scored, continuing his hot start to begin the season. With Kalousdian and Dixon setting the table so well, the Pioneers can expect better results in future outings.
Pioneers fans, witness the explosive hitting of Kalousdian and Dixon at the next Pioneers home game, this Tuesday at 7:05 PM against the Newark Pilots. Tickets are available by coming to the Dunn Field office or by calling 607-734-2690.
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