Perteet Helps Bring Down Pilots In Extra Innings, Pioneers Win 5-4
A beautiful day at Colburn Park as the Pioneers looked to gain some momentum on the road before playing in their U.S.A. Homestand at Historic Dunn Field.
The Pioneers wasted no time to get on the board. RBI singles from Tyler Plantier (UC San Diego), Brian Kelly (Siena) and Phil Madonna (Siena) put the Pioneers up 4-0 at the top of the first.
The Pilots would tack on two runs in the fourth thanks to a Bo-Hao Huang (Fu Jen Catholic University) RBI single and a sac fly by Acy Owen (Hinds C.C.) to bring the score 4-2.
RBI Singles from Mark Tumosa (UMass Lowell) and Chris Sharpe (UMass Lowell) would tie the game at four which would end Andrew Sipowicz’ (Canisius) night at the mound.
The game went into extra innings but a two out RBI single to left field from Rob Perteet (Samford) brought in Blake Buckman (U. of Lousisiana at Monroe), who reached on an error, to bring the score 5-4 in favor of the Pioneers. That Would do it for Elmira as Parker Caracci (Ole Miss) continued to shut down opposing batters to bring in the win.
Parker Caracci would get the victory striking out four batters in two innings and Brian Dolan (UMass Lowell) receives the loss pitching one inning and giving up the game winning run which was unearned. Andrew Sipowicz would obtain a no decision pitching five and two-thirds striking out five batters and giving up four runs on nine hits.
The Pioneers will be back at Historic Dunn Field tomorrow to begin the U.S.A. Homestand at Historic Dunn Field!
On Thursday, June 30th, it’s free the Arc of Chemung Cup giveaway night and the Pioneers face the Newark Pilots at 7:05 p.m.
On Friday, July 1st, Elmira faces the Victor RailRiders at 7:05 p.m. That game features a free t-shirt giveaway provided by 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. On that day, the Pioneers face the Adirondack TrailBlazers at 7:05 p.m.
On Monday, July 4th, it is Dollar Hot Dog Night to finish the U.S.A. Homestand! On Independence Day, the Pioneers will face off against the Capital City Reds of Ottawa, Canada at 7:05 p.m.
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 theelmirapioneers.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or follow our games live through Ustream!