Pioneers Sign Duo from Ole Miss
Elmira, N.Y. — The Elmira Pioneers are excited to announce the signings of two Ole Miss freshman, Bryan Seamster and Houston Roth.
Seamster, a 5’10, 185-pound outfielder, was named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American and first team Texas All-Region as a senior at Byron Nelson High School. Seamster was also tabbed a Perfect Game third team Underclass All-American as a junior and was named second team all-state and was the District 5-6A MVP. So far this season, Seamster is hitting .286 with one home run in 15 games. Seamster will be roaming centerfield for the Pioneers while also hitting in the middle of the order.
Roth, a 6’3, 205-pound right handed pitcher, was a 2016 Louisville Slugger first team All-American by Collegiate Baseball at Oxford High School in Mississippi. Roth finished his high school career with a 34-2 record and a 1.27 ERA to go along with 281 strikeouts in 219 innings while being named an All-State honoree three times. During his senior year, Roth went 10-0 with a 0.44 ERA, including a complete game shutout in the state championship game to help Oxford claim back-to-back state titles. In 11 innings this spring for Ole Miss, Roth has pitched to a pristine 1.64 ERA with 20 strikeouts. Roth is projected to be a member of the Pioneers starting rotation this summer.
"We are very excited to have two quality players coming from Ole Miss. We are expecting big contributions from both guys,” said Pioneers manager Brian Hill.
The Elmira Pioneers, along with the Hilliard Corporation and Elmira Business Institute, are excited to announce that former Major League pitcher Tommy John will be a special guest at this year’s 3rd annual Elmira Pioneers Hot Stove Dinner. The dinner will take place on Thursday, April 20th at the Holiday Inn Riverview and tickets will cost $50. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tommy John will host a speaking engagement following the dinner which will end with a question and answer session. After the speaking engagement, there will be a live auction which will include Tommy John memorabilia along with many other items, there will also be door prize giveaways. Prior to the dinner and beginning at 5:30, there will be a one hour VIP meet and greet with tickets costing $50. The ticket includes a free Tommy John item for Tommy John to autograph, personalized photo opportunities with Tommy John, free autographs and personalized autographs up to two items and special door prize giveaways. Tickets to the VIP meet and greet and the dinner and speaking engagement will be sold separately. Tickets can be purchased for either one or both events by visiting the Pioneers front office at 546 Luce Street or calling 607-734-2690.