Pioneers Held Off By Dragons, Fall On The Road 8-5
Glens Falls, NY
After the Jammers held off the Pioneers last night, Elmira looked to bounce back against the East Division Glens Falls Dragons.
After Brian Kelly (Siena) got the Pio’s going with a RBI single to get a quick 1-0 lead in the first, the Glens Falls Dragons answered back all throughout the game, spreading out seven runs in six innings.
It was not until the seventh inning until the Pioneers rallied with two outs in the top half. Taking advantage of a couple of Dragon errors, Ty Denzer (Kansas), Joe Preziuso (Canisius) and Zeke Lewis (Kentucky) came around to score to cut the lead 7-4.
Lucas Denney (Seattle U.) shortened the lead of the Dragons 7-5 with a RBI single. The Dragons would answer back with a run of their own to pad their lead to 8-5.
That would be the eventual final score as Matt Stoikov (Northwood U.) of the Dragons notched the save. Pioneers pitcher Andrew Sipowicz (Canisius) receives the loss while fellow Canisius pitcher Andrew Knussle of the Dragons earns the win.
The Pioneers will return home tomorrow to face the Victor RailRiders. The Pioneers also have home games on Saturday and Sunday.
On Thursday, July 28th, it is Chemung Canal Night and Multi Media Services-Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Free Pioneers Comic Book Giveaway! On that night fans are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero!
On Saturday, July 30th, there is a free baseball giveaway sponsored by Hilliard with post-game fireworks to follow!
Finally, on Sunday, July 31st, it’s Chemung County Night with a free team photo giveaway by Multi Media Services. Also, fans are encouraged to bring pet food for the Chemung Animal Shelter on this 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 theelmirapioneers.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or follow our games live through Ustream!