Perteet Fuels Pioneers Victory as Proctor gets First Win
Boonville, NY- Elmira Pioneer newcomer Rob Perteet (Samford) continues to make a name for himself as he batted in seven runs off of three hits on the day. Meanwhile, Jared Proctor (Kentucky) on the mound tonight put up five scoreless innings earning his first win of the season.
The scoring started early at the top of the second as Pioneer catcher Troy Squires (Kentucky) hit a 2 run single right up the middle which scored both Tyler Plantier (San Diego) who lead off with a stand up double and Tommy Mirabelli (Kansas) who reached on a single. Squires later scored on a Justin Hayes single giving Elmira a 3-0 lead.
In the 4th inning, the Pioneers blew it open with two outs as the bases were loaded after a Taylor Hillson (Mansfield) and a pair of singles by Will LaRue (Xavier) and Justin Hayes (Old Dominion). Rob Perteet cleared the bases with a deep triple to center field. Christian Santisteban (Manhattan) put two more on the board after a deep two run homerun over the left centerfield making the Pioneer lead 8-0.
The scoring continued in the 5th as two runs would score on a LaRue single and a fielding error by the right fielder as the ball skipped back to the fence giving Elmira a commanding 10-0 lead halfway through the game.
The next two innings the Trailblazers would score four runs but to no avail as Elmira would score two runs in the eighth after Perteet singled in another run and Santisteban scored in Perteet on a stand up double.
The ninth inning would be the final nail on the coffin as a Larue sacrifice fly and a deep double by Perteet would give the Pioneers a 16-4 lead. Adirondack would score two runs in the ninth but it would be too late as Mike Stephens (Bucknell) would close out the game for Elmira.
Jared Proctor receives his first win of the season pitching five innings, giving up no runs off of three hits and four walks and striking out seven batters. The losing pitcher for Adirondack would be Tyler Childrose (Siena) who pitched four innings for the Trailblazers. He gave up eight hits, eight runs, two walks and struck out three batters.
The Elmira Pioneers next play at home tomorrow night, a doubleheader against the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dogs. Free Save-a-Lot Koozies will be handed out at the gates, and they will be open at 4:00 PM with the first game beginning at 5:00PM. For tickets to this game, visit the Pioneers front office at 546 Luce Street or call 607-734-2690. For additional information, visit theelmirapioneers.com