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Pioneers Reveal First Signings for 2017 Season

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Categories:



Elmira, N.Y. — The Elmira Pioneers have announced their first signings of the year, 3B/OF Brett Vosik (University of Kansas) and Middle Infielder Blake Shinkle (University of Kansas). The University of Kansas duo will be prominent members of the 2017 Pioneers roster.

Vosik, a 6’4, 215-pound freshman from Omaha, Nebraska, was a First Team All-State selection as a senior in high school last year and will be primarily deployed at 3B for the Pioneers.

When asked about Vosik, Pioneers’ Manager Brian Hill said, “Brett is s big, strong physical kid who can hit with power from the left side. He he has a very strong arm, clocked at 93 across the diamond and we project him to hit the middle of the Pioneers line-up this summer.”

Shinkle, a 6’1, 170-pound sophomore middle infielder from Olathe, Kansas, helped his high school program to a Kansas state title back in 2015. Last season, Shinkle hit .313 for the Jayhawks as a freshman, while appearing in 29 games. He also added 2 stolen bases. Shinkle was selected to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

Blake will be seeing a lot of time up the middle this summer for the Pioneers, both at second base and at shortstop,” Hill said.

The Pioneers are excited to get the 2017 season underway! There will be a spectacular post-game fireworks show following the home opening games on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd that you will not want to miss! Season tickets are on sale now. In order to reserve your seat at Dunn Field this summer visit the Pioneers front office at 546 Luce Street or call 607-734-2690.


The Elmira Pioneers are members of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, a 13-team summer collegiate baseball league in Upstate New York. For more information about the Pioneers next home games visit the Pioneers front office at 546 Luce Street or contact the box office at 607-734-2690. 2017 season tickets are now on sale! For more information on the team or season tickets, visit Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PioneersPGCBL and catch all of the action live through our Ustream channel.