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Another Busy Weekend for Historic Dunn Field

By: Kyle Nuss

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Categories:





Elmira, NY: The Junior Elmira Pioneers are proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Dunn Field Classic, May 22-24, 2015. The tournament features some of New York State's premier travel baseball teams in 13U - 16U divisions.


What began as a small local tournament just three years ago with six participating teams, the Dunn Field Classic has grown to a highly sought after, sold-out event this year with 24 teams playing.


The Elmira-Corning region will host games at Dunn Field, Painted Post Area Little League, Corning Babe Ruth and Big Flats Little League fields. All locations host games Friday evening at 6:00 pm, with Dunn Field hosting a double header at 6:00 and 8:15 pm. Games are played at all locations Saturday beginning at 7:40 am and continuing until 6:30 pm.


Admission is free at satellite locations and a $5 fee will be charged at Dunn Field with no outside food or drinks allowed into the ballpark as the main concession stand will be open. Hosting the large number of teams will provide an economic boost for the Southern Tier with many teams staying at local hotels and dining in restaurants.


"This has turned out to be a great event for our area as a whole, not to mention a tremendous baseball event for the baseball youth of the Southern Tier. The Junior Elmira Pioneers organization is thrilled with the team participation, as well as, the support from the Elmira Pioneers Ownership group. The Elmira Pioneers organization has been incredible with their generosity and willingness to support the youth baseball players in our area. We are lucky to have a such a quality organization in our area. I know these kids love playing at Dunn Field and this is an experience they will remember for a lifetime. This event would not be possible without the sacrifices of many different people and a great supporting community." Stated tournament organizer Eric Kizis.


The Pioneers home opening weekend is set for Friday, June 5th VS the Adirondack Trail Blazers and Saturday, June 6th VS the Newark Pilots. First pitch for both nights is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and there will be plenty of entertainment for fans including a HUGE post-game FIREWORKS SHOW both nights!


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 2015 season at


The Elmira Pioneers…A baseball tradition since 1888!!!