Elmira Pioneers Win Heading into Home Opener
MOHAWK VALLEY, NY-The Elmira Pioneers earned their first win of the season against the Mohawk Valle DiamondDawgs 10-3. See the box score of the game here.
The Pioneers ripped 13 hits, four of which were hit by 2nd year player Christian Santisteban. Elmira got its scoring started in the 1st inning when Troy Squires lined a single to right field scoring left fielder Will Larue. In the third inning, Santisteban smashed a two run home run to centerfield of Mohawk Valley starter Ben Moxley.
The game broke open in the sixth inning when Santisteban, who plays at Manhattan College, ripped a two run single to put Elmira up six to one.
Santisteban ended the night with four hits, including the home run and a triple. The first baseman hammered home six runs.
Also driving in runs for the Pioneers were right fielder Dustin Hoiles, designated hitter Nick Graham, and third baseman Keegan Maronpot.
The Elmira pitching was also superb. Four pitchers combined for 11 strikeouts. Jared Proctor, from University of Kentucky, went four innings and struck out six batters. Ryan Bellomo, who struck out three in two innings of work, qualified for his first win of the summer.
The Pioneers are thrilled to bring this win back to Elmira, and hope to continue the 2015 season the same way. The Pioneers Opening Weekend starts Friday June 5th with our home opener against the Adirondack Trail which features an EBI batting helmets give away. The fun is followed on June 6th with another game against the Newark Pilots sponsored by Hilliard and featuring a WENYHD T-Shirt giveaway. Be sure to stick around after both games to see free fireworks! To learn more about ticket prices and events for the upcoming PGCBL season at Dunn Field, call the Pioneers front office at 607-734-2690. Also be sure to stay up to date with player signings and news about the team and the 2015 season at www.elmirapioneers.com.