PGCBL Names Seven Pioneers to All Star Roster
Seven names were read for the Pioneers today as the PGCBL revealed its roster for the 2015 All-Star game. One more will be named for the Home Run Derby, meaning eight in total were named from the Pioneers this season. The 2015 PGCBL All Star Game is scheduled to take place on Monday, July 20, 2015, at Veterans Memorial Park in Little Falls, New York. The game will feature all-stars from the PGCBL East taking on the all-stars of the PGCBL West and is sponsored by Price Chopper.
Keith Griffin, the 2012 PGCBL Coach of the Year, and current head coach of the Amsterdam Mohawks will lead the PGCBL East All-Stars. Chris Haynes, the head coach of the Newark Pilots, will guide the PGCBL West All-Stars.
"More than two dozen of the All Stars in our two previous games have been drafted by MLB or are now playing professionally, “ said PGCBL President Jeff Kunion. "The All-Star Game program gives our fans an opportunity to watch our top players go through their workouts for pro scouts. The game, the HR Derby and the scout day activities makes this a special event for all in attendance."
The Players named from Elmira are-
Kyano Cummings (Siena)-Pitcher: Leads league in strikeouts with 55.
Justin Lewis (Kentucky)-Pitcher: Pitching with an ERA of 1.67
Josh Lovelady (Mississippi)-Catcher: Batting a .304 average with only one error on the season.
Christian Santisteban (Manhattan)- Infield: Batting a .414 average with 28 RBIs on the season.
Tommy Mirabelli (Kansas)-Infield: Batting a .312 average with 1 Home Run.
Will Larue (Xavier)-Outfield- Leads the league with 25 stolen bases, batting a .330 average.
Rob Perteet (Samford)-Outfield- Batting a .343 average with 11 RBIs through 8 games.
The Pioneers are proud of all those named to the All-Star roster. We know that they will be among the best competing on the 20th, and are proud to have the second highest number of players named to the team. We have league leaders in areas ranging from strikeouts to stolen bases to RBIs. We know that the work these players do for their team has led to a great deal of success this season, and we appreciate all of the work they have put in.
Come see these All-Stars and the rest of your Elmira Pioneers back in action this Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday’s game is against the Victor Railriders, and Thursday’s game will be against the Saugerties Stallions. Wednesday night features a thunderstick giveaway courtesy of Hilliard, and be sure to come out Thursday for free CMS mini-bats. For tickets to either game, visit the Pioneers front office at 546 Luce St. or call us at 607-734-2690. For more information, visit theelmirapioneers.com.