Pioneers Send RailRiders Off The Tracks Thanks To Solo Shots By Patnick And Plantier
The Pioneers would look to regroup from yesterday’s loss to Utica as they faced off against another division rival today, the Victor RailRiders, at Victor, NY.
Elmira got it going from the very first at bat as Troy Dixon (Samford) led off with a ground rule double. After Storm Wilson (Kentucky) reached on an error to bring in Dixon, Kyle Ruth (LIU Brooklyn) singled in Wilson.
The RailRiders tacked on a run in the first and the fifth to tie it up at two. However, the Pioneers would pull away from Victor for good in the top of the sixth.
Jason Patnick (Manhattan) led off the sixth with a solo shot to right field. An RBI single by Tyler Plantier (UC San Diego) and Brian Kelly’s (Siena) RBI fielder’s choice to bring the score 5-2.
The Pioneers would then tack on a run in the seventh and the eighth from Josh Cosgrove’s (Onondaga C.C.) RBI single and a solo shot from Plantier.
Victor would put another run on in the bottom of the eight however the Pioneers will bring in three runs in the top of the ninth from an RBI double from Patnick, an RBI single from Zeke Lewis (Ketucky) and a sacrifice fly from Joe Preziuso (Canisius).
The final score of the game would be 10-3 in favor of the Pioneers. Elliot Lance (Wofford) receives the win after going one and two-thirds of an inning, giving up two hits, one run which was unearned and striking out one. Brian Reed (RIT) received the loss giving up four runs on six hits, walking three and striking out nine.
The Pioneers will have an off day tomorrow before facing the Jamestown Jammers at Jamestown, NY on Tuesday.
The Pioneers will be back home on Thursday, June 30th to begin the U.S.A. Homestand! On Thursday, June 30th, it’s free the Arc of Chemung Cup giveaway night. On Friday, July 1st, its free t-shirts from Elm Chevrolet and Big Fox with Post Game Fireworks to follow. On Saturday, July 2nd, it’s a free stadium horn giveaway provided by Watkins Glen and the game is also sponsored by WENYTV-36.
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