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Elmira Goes on the Road To Face Newark

Sunday, June 12, 2016 | Categories:

The Season So Far:


The Pioneers have been on the road for the first part of the 2016 season, with only two games at home in PGCBL play. Elmira has a 5-4 record, which included some amazing ninth inning walk off victories against opponents at home. On the road they have lost close games and won blow out games. Troy Dixon was named the PGCBL Player of the week in the very first week of the season. On the season, Dixon has a .270 batting average with 10 hits, eight runs batted in and two home runs.


The Elmira offense in general have been able to hit the ball at key moments which have lead them to victory. So far the leader at the bats has been Blake Buckman. In 18 at bats, he has nine hits on the season so far, which brings his batting average to an even .500. Other notable leaders on the offense include Brian Kelly, Joe Preziuso and Rob Perteet.


Elmira’s pitching staff and bullpen has been rock steady. Most notably, Andrew Sipowicz leads the staff in strikeouts with 15, has only walked three batters and has given up only three runs in 11 and 1/3 innings pitched. Parker Caracci leads the teams in wins as he is usually handed the ball later on in close ball games. Caracci so far has given up one hit, one earned run and has struck out seven batters in five innings pitched.


Up Next:


The Pioneers will face the Newark Pilots in their first meeting in the 2016 campaign. Newark sits atop of the West Division with Utica as Newark boasts an 8-3 record so far. Newark is paced offensively by Willie Gorman, who has five runs scored, eight hits on the season and one lone double so far in Newarks campaign. The Pilots pitching staff is led by Ryan Wesson, who so far this season has a 2-0 record with 14 strikeouts this season, walked three batters and a 2.07 ERA.


The Pioneers will play at home tomorrow against the Geneva Red Wings at 7:05 p.m. This game will feature a Jubilee Flag giveaway and it is also Guaranteed Win Night! For more information about our next home games, visit the Pioneers front office at 546 Luce Street or contact them at 607-734-2690. For more information on the team, visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or follow our games live through Ustream!