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Elmira Pioneers Add Four with Local Ties to the Twin Tiers

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Categories:

Elmira, N.Y. — The Elmira Pioneers are pleased to announce the signing of four players that have ties to the Twin Tiers. Danny Madden (Polk State), Nico Limoncelli (Polk State), Chase Austin (Lock Haven) and Kipper Hillson (Mansfield) will all be playing for the Pioneers this summer.


Danny Madden, a 6’2”, 210-pound, left hander pitcher from Corning, NY. Madden is a returning player, as he played with the Pio’s the past two summers. Madden played at Polk State in Florida this spring and had 21 appearances, 33 innings pitched and had 33 strikeouts. “we are very excited to have Danny back commented Coach Matt Burch.


Nico Limoncelli, is a 6’0”, 180-pound, infielder/outfielder from Horseheads, NY. Limoncelli played at Polk State with his teammate Danny Madden this spring, Nico hit .268 with 8 doubles, 3 triples and 17 stolen bases. Limoncelli will add a lot of speed and excitement to this years Pios team.


Chase Austin is a 6’6”, 285-pound, right handed Pitcher from Williamson, PA. Chase is a returner from last years team. Austin was a freshman this year at Lock Haven University, where he had 7 appearances with 10 innings and had 9 strikeouts. “Austin gave us many quality innings out of the bullpen last year and we are expecting him to play a key role this year out of the pen” stated Assoc. Coach Brian Hill.


Kipper Hillson is a 6’0” 175 pound middle infielder from Mansfield, PA. Hillson is a very talented high school senior,he is projected to see time at second base, shortstop and thirdbase this summer. We are looking forward to Kipper carrying on the Hillson/Pioneers tradition, as his brother played 3 years of outstanding summer baseball for the Pioneers.


The Elmira Pioneers, are getting ready for the 2018 Season. Home Opening Weekend is Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd, both games will have Post Game Fireworks!!! Friday June 1st is Opening Night vs. the Newark Pilots, there will be a lot of fun festivities, with free Silverline Construction Batting Helmets, and Post Game Fireworks. On Saturday June 2nd your Elmira Pioneers will play the Jamestown Jammers and it is Free t-shirts courtesy of Hilliard, with Post Game Fireworks. Season tickets and game tickets are now on sale call 607-734-2690 for your tickets. Visit the Pioneers web site – for all the latest news on your Elmira Pioneers.