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Thursday16March

Internship Opportunities with the Pioneers are Open for the 2017 Season

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y. — The Elmira Pioneers are now offering internship positions for the 2017 season. The Pioneers are members of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, a 13 team wood bat league in upstate New York. The season runs from the beginning of June until the end of July. Each position will provide the chance for interested and qualified candidates to gain experience in many of the different areas of working for a professional baseball organization.
Tuesday7March

City of Elmira Mayor Daniel J. Mandell, Jr.'s Letter to the Pioneers

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Categories:
On behalf of the City of Elmira, congratulations on your 6th year of ownership of the Elmira Pioneers. As you know baseball is a staple in our community and where better to play but beautiful Dunn Field. There has been a great transformation in the past few years and much of it has to do with your commitment to the Elmira Community.
Tuesday7March

Four-Time All-Star to be Special Guest at Pioneers Hot Stove Dinner

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y. — The Elmira Pioneers, along with the Hilliard Corporation and the Elmira Business Institute, are excited to announce that former Major League pitcher Tommy John will be a spe-cial guest at this year’s 3rd annual Elmira Pioneers Hot Stove Dinner.
Tuesday16August

Pioneers Manager Matt Burch to Step aside

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira, NY – The 2016 Elmira Pioneers finished their most recent PGCBL campaign with a 33-15 record, a West Division Regular Season Championship, and an appearance in the West Division Championship Series. Over the past four seasons the Pioneers have went 113-79 with one appearance in the PGCBL Championship Series under the tutelage of Burch.
Thursday4August

Elmira Falls At Home In Game Three, We Thank You Fans For A Wonderful Season

Thursday, August 4, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira is defeated 5-2 against Utica in Game Three at Historic Dunn Field.
Wednesday3August

Hjelle Throws Complete Game, Pioneers Head Home For Game Three

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira Defeats Utica 4-0 to force a Game Three of the West Championship Series.
Monday1August

Elmira Falls To Utica In Game One

Monday, August 1, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira is defeated in game one 3-0 against Utica.
Monday1August

Elmira Comes Out On Top Over The Pilots, Win 5-2

Monday, August 1, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira defeats Newark to advance to the West Division Championship series against the Utica Blue Sox!
Saturday30July

Elmira Sweeps Series Against Geneva, Win On Walk Off Error

Saturday, July 30, 2016 | Categories:
Pioneers sweep series against Geneva, win 6-5.
Friday29July

Hjelle’s Eight Inning Gem Pushes Pio’s To West Division Title

Friday, July 29, 2016 | Categories:
The Pioneers clinched the West Division Title with a win over Newark.
Tuesday26July

Late Ninth Inning Rally Cut Short, Elmira’s Win Streak Snapped At Nine

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | Categories:
Late ninth inning rally not enough as Elmira falls to Jamestown, 9-7.
Sunday24July

Elmira Wins In Extra’s, Get Ninth Straight Win

Sunday, July 24, 2016 | Categories:
After going 13 innings, the Pioneers came out on top against the Utica Blue Sox.
Saturday23July

Burns Homer Sparks Eighth Inning Rally For Elmira’s Eighth Straight Win

Saturday, July 23, 2016 | Categories:
Pio's win eighth straight thanks to a three run rally sparked by Connor Burns' solo home run.
Friday22July

Pio’s Ground Pilots For Playoff Spot, Win Seventh Straight

Friday, July 22, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira defeats Newark to be the first team in the West to secure a playoff spot.
Thursday21July

Pio's Rack Up 15 Hits, 13 Runs To Win Sixth Straight

Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Categories:
The Pioneers came out on top against the Jammers 13-6, racking up 15 hits in the process.
Tuesday19July

Pioneer’s Sweep Red Wings In Doubleheader For Five Game Win Streak

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 | Categories:
Pioneers sweep doubleheader against Geneva.
Sunday17July

The Pioneers Run The Outlaws Out Of Town 14-4

Sunday, July 17, 2016 | Categories:
The Pioneers put on a show, defeating the Outlaws 14-4
Saturday16July

Pioneers Honor Military With Wounded Warrior Weekend

Saturday, July 16, 2016 | Categories:
The Elmira Pioneers held the Wounded Warrior Weekend where they honored the veterans and the military.
Wednesday13July

Matt Burch To Lead The West All Stars And Pioneers Send Seven To All Star Team

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | Categories:
Pioneers All Star Team Announcement
Wednesday13July

Elmira Bounces Back Against Geneva, Win 9-4

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | Categories:
Pioneers rebound after loss at home to defeat the Geneva Red Wings on the road.
Wednesday13July

Weekend Preview: Wounded Warrior Weekend At Dunn Field

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | Categories:
Wounded Warrior Weekend Preview!
Tuesday12July

Pioneers Win Streak Snapped At Home

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | Categories:
Pioneers fell to Utica 7-4 at home.
Sunday10July

Pioneers Win Seventh Straight Over The TrailBlazers, Defeat Adirondack 5-1

Sunday, July 10, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira wins seven in a row with win over Adirondack!
Friday8July

Pios Take Down Pilots 12-2, Get Sixth Straight Win

Friday, July 8, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira would again blow out Newark, 12-2.
Wednesday6July

Pios Blow Past Pilots For Fifth Straight Win

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | Categories:
Pioneers burst for six run sixth inning to defeat Newark Pilots 10-4!
Sunday3July

Pioneers On Top After Slugfest, Defeat Outlaws 10-8 For Three Game Win Streak

Sunday, July 3, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira wins slugfest against Outlaws. Extends Winning streak to three straight.
Saturday2July

Samford Duo Dixon And Burns Helps Pios Win, Defeat TrailBlazers 4-3

Saturday, July 2, 2016 | Categories:
Troy Dixon and Connor Burns leads Pioneers to a 4-3 win over Adirondack.
Friday1July

Kelly’s Walkoff Pinch Hit Brings Pioneers Victory Over Victor

Friday, July 1, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira wins a tight ballgame with Victor in the ninth on a walk off pinch hit by Brian Kelly.
Tuesday28June

Pioneers Unable To Overcome Jumpstart From Jammers

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira falls on the road to Jamestown.
Monday27June

Pioneers Send RailRiders Off The Tracks Thanks To Solo Shots By Patnick And Plantier

Monday, June 27, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira blows past Victor thanks to home runs by Jason Patnick and Tyler Plantier.
Sunday26June

Hjelle And Wilson Not Enough To Get Pioneers Win Over Blue Sox

Sunday, June 26, 2016 | Categories:
Sean Hjelle's nine K's and Storm Wilson's four for four night not enough to defeat Utica Blue Sox.
Thursday23June

Pioneers Rebound On The Road, Defeat Newark 5-3

Thursday, June 23, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira gets back to their winning style with a road win over Newark.
Wednesday22June

Elmira Falls To Utica On A Walkoff Single

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira falls on the road against the Utica Blue Sox in grudge match for first place in the West Division.
Sunday19June

Lance Pierces Geneva With Help of Pioneers, Win 3-1

Sunday, June 19, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira defeat Geneva 3-1 thanks to Red Wing errors and a good outing by Elliot Lance.
Saturday18June

Elmira Wins Sixth Straight Game With Win Over Victor, Now 29-0 at Home in Regular Season Play

Saturday, June 18, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira extends winning streak to six games, now boasts a 29 game regular season home game unbeaten streak.
Friday17June

Elmira Wins Pitchers Duel Against Newark

Friday, June 17, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira shuts down Pilots 3-0 with timely hitting and great pitching by Taylor Ahearn and company.
Friday17June

Pitching Trio of Galvan, Burns and Caracci, Helps Elmira Get Third Win Over Geneva

Friday, June 17, 2016 | Categories:
Pitching trio keeps Geneva at bay, Elmira wins 6-3.
Thursday16June

Burns Helps Extinguish Late Inning Rally By Red Wings In Extras, Pioneers Win 5-4

Thursday, June 16, 2016 | Categories:
Pioneers went into extras against the Red Wings. Connor Burns hit the game winning double to bring the final score of 5-4.
Wednesday15June

With A Win Over Geneva At Home, Pioneers Extend Home Game Winning Streak To 27 Games In Regular Season League Play

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 | Categories:
The Elmira Pioneers currently have a 27 game regular season home game win streak!
Tuesday14June

Zeke and Plantier Extend Home Game Winning Streak With Win Over Geneva

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | Categories:
Zeke Lewis and Tyler Plantier lead Elmira past Geneva 8-6!
Monday13June

Pioneers Shutout Pilots on the Road

Monday, June 13, 2016 | Categories:
Pioneers get shutout win over Pilots on June 13th, 2016.
Saturday11June

Elmira Falls Short in One Run Ball Game

Saturday, June 11, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira falls short to Victor 1-0.
Thursday9June

Elmiras Hot Bats And Sipowicz’ Nine Strikeouts Beat Trailblazers

Thursday, June 9, 2016 | Categories:
Pioneers win against Trailblazers with Andrew Sipowicz' 9 strikeouts.
Wednesday8June

Elmira Defeated in Exhibition Matchup With Syracuse Saltcats

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira defeated in nonleague matchup with Syracuse Saltcats.
Wednesday8June

Pioneers Rally in the Ninth To Defeat DiamondDawgs

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | Categories:
Pioneers rally in 9th inning to defeat Mohawk Valley!
Tuesday7June

Elmira Falls To Jamestown on The Road

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | Categories:
Pioneers lost to Jammers 10-2 on the road.
Monday6June

Troy Dixon Awarded Player of The Week by the PGCBL

Monday, June 6, 2016 | Categories:
Troy Dixon awarded player of the week by the PGCBL at the start of the 2016 season.
Monday6June

Elmira Pioneers Win Opening Night Under Record Setting Crowd

Monday, June 6, 2016 | Categories:
Pioneers Rout Jammers 16-6 with record setting crowd!
Wednesday1June

WATCH ALL OF OUR GAMES LIVE THROUGH USTREAM!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | Categories:
Watch all of our games live through Ustream!!!
Tuesday24May

Ziff Law Firm seeks Hometown Heroes to honor

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | Categories:
The Ziff Law Firm of Elmira is teaming up with the Elmira Pioneers for the fifth summer in a row to honor a Hometown Hero of the Game for each Pioneers home game. Twin Tiers residents may nominate anyone who gives back to their community through their work, actions or volunteer efforts.
Tuesday17May

2016 Season Tickets Now Available

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Categories:
The Pioneers are prepared to pack Dunn Field in just a few short weeks after finishing second nationwide in total attendance a season-ago with an average of 3,100-plus fans per game.
Thursday28April

Elmira Pioneers to Host IAC Small/Large School Championship

Thursday, April 28, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y. – The Elmira Pioneers are keeping Historic Dunn Field active this spring as area high school baseball teams will take to the field. For the fourth straight year Fans in the Twin Tiers will have the opportunity to see a champion crowned as the IAC will host the large/small school championship games at Historic Dunn Field.
Tuesday26April

Elmira Pioneers Announce 2016 Promotions Schedule

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira, NY – With the beginning of the 2016 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League just over a month away, the Elmira Pioneers are proud to announce the promotions schedule for all regular season home games at Historic Dunn Field. The 2016 promotions schedule is highlighted by the six (6) post-game fireworks shows. The first Fireworks Show will follow opening nights game on Saturday, June 4th. Fans will also be able to enjoy post game fireworks on Saturday, June 18th, Friday, July 1st, Saturday July 16th, Saturday, July 23rd, and Saturday, July 30th.
Friday18March

2016 Hot Stove Dinner with two-time World Series Champion Jose Canseco

Friday, March 18, 2016 | Categories:
YOUR Elmira Pioneers along with Elmira Business Institute and Hilliard corporation are proud to announce that the 2016 Hot Stove Dinner will be held at Hill Top Inn on Thursday, April 21st with the guest speaker being two time World Series Champion Jose Canseco!!!
Thursday18February

Elmira Pioneers announce Hot Stove Dinner and Wounded Warrior Weekend!

Thursday, February 18, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira, NY - The Elmira Pioneers will be hosting the second annual Hot Stove Dinner at the Hill Top Inn in Elmira, NY with special guest speaker, two-time World Series Champion, Jose Canseco. The event will be held on Thursday, April 21st and is presented by Hilliard and the Elmira Business Institute.
Thursday11February

Elmira Pioneers to hold Press Conference

All media members and fans welcome

Thursday, February 11, 2016 | Categories:
Elmira, NY – The Elmira Pioneers are pleased to announce that the team will be hosting a press conference, to be held on Wednesday, February 17th at 1p.m. The press conference will be held at Kahuna’s Bar and Grill, which is located at 416 Luce Street, Elmira, NY.
Tuesday28July

Cummings Named Pitcher of the Week for 2nd Time

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Categories:
Kyano Cummings was named Co-Pitcher of the Week of the PGCBL Monday. It is the 2nd time the left handed pitcher has received the award.
Friday24July

Cummings Hurls Complete Game in Win at Newark

Friday, July 24, 2015 | Categories:
Kyano Cummings gets closer to strike out record with a complete game performance in Elmira's 6-1 victory over Newark.
Friday17July

Pioneers Hold Off Stallions Rally, Keep Home Streak Alive

Friday, July 17, 2015 | Categories:
Elmira defeated Saugerties to win 18th straight home game.
Friday17July

Pios Give Up Runs in 5th, 6th and 7th Innings and Lose to Utica

Friday, July 17, 2015 | Categories:
Elmira gives up eight runs in loss at Utica.
Tuesday14July

First Place Pioneers Come Home for Games Wednesday and Thursday

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | Categories:
Your Elmira Pioneers return home for two straight home games.
Monday13July

PGCBL Names Seven Pioneers to All Star Roster

Monday, July 13, 2015 | Categories:
The PGCBL released their roster for the 2015 All-Star game, naming seven Pioneers.
Sunday12July

Elmira Wins in Extra Innings in Close Contest

Sunday, July 12, 2015 | Categories:
Grand Slam and Perteet walk off lift Pioneers over Newark in extra innings.
Monday29June

Widra Pitches 6 Strong Innings in Win

Monday, June 29, 2015 | Categories:
Backed by Widra's strong performance, Pios defeat Railriders for third time this season.
Friday12June

Dunn Field Stays Busy When Pioneers are Away

Friday, June 12, 2015 | Categories:
Dunn Field will be hosting the Randy Naylor Wooden Bat Tournament Finals this weekend.
Saturday6June

Pioneers Fall in Home Opener

Saturday, June 6, 2015 | Categories:
Defensive errors plague the Pioneers at home.
Saturday6June

Amazing Crowd Sees Pioneers Drop Second Home Game of the Season to Newark

Saturday, June 6, 2015 | Categories:
Pioneers drop second straight in front of large crowd.
Thursday21May

Another Busy Weekend for Historic Dunn Field

By: Kyle Nuss

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Categories:
The Junior Elmira Pioneers are proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Dunn Field Classic, May 22-24, 2015. The tournament features some of New York State's premier travel baseball teams in 13U - 16U divisions.
Monday18May

Trumansburg and Union Springs Take Home IAC Crowns

By: Michael Taylor

Monday, May 18, 2015 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y. � Starting on May 14th, Dunn field went from being the home stadium of the Elmira Pioneers to being the site of the IAC small and large school championships.
Tuesday12May

Elmira Pioneers Announce IAC Small/Large School Championship Schedule

By: Doug Page

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y. � The Elmira Pioneers will continue to keep Dunn Field active this spring as more high school baseball will take to the field. Fans in the Twin Tiers will have the opportunity to see a champion crowned for the third straight year as the IAC will host the large/small school championship games at Dunn Field.
Thursday7May

Elmira Pioneers Announce 2015 Promotions Schedule

By: Doug Page

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | Categories:
Elmira, NY � With the beginning of the 2015 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League just over a month away, the Elmira Pioneers are proud to announce the promotions schedule for all 26 regular season home games at Historic Dunn Field. The 2015 promotions schedule will feature a promotion or giveaway for each home game and is highlighted by the six post-game fireworks shows. The fireworks will kick off following both games on opening weekend Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th. Fans will also be able to enjoy post game fireworks on Saturday June 27th and at the first game of the Pioneers USA Home-Stand on Thursday July 2nd as well as Saturday July 18th and on the final home game of the regular season Thursday July 30th.
Thursday3January

Dunn Field to Host 8th Annual Matt Burch Summer Youth Baseball Camp

Thursday, January 3, 2013 | Categories:
Elmira, NY- As Dunn Field prepares for its 125th season of baseball in the Twin Tiers, it will play host to the 8th Annual Summer Youth Baseball Camp for baseball players between the ages of 5 and 13. Pioneers head coach Matt Burch and Matt Burch Championship Baseball will host the camp at Dunn Field for the first time since 2008.
Wednesday2January

Dunn Field to Host High School Baseball Tournament

4 Area High Schools Will Compete

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | Categories:
Elmira, NY- With the 125th season of baseball in the Twin Tiers quickly approaching, the Pioneers are keeping Dunn Field busy this season after leading the PGCBL in attendance and finishing 2nd in the country. The Pioneers in conjunction with area high schools are excited to announce their hosting a baseball tournament featuring 4 local teams (Thomas A. Edison, Notre Dame, Lansing and Towanda).
Monday31December

Mansfield University to Sponsor Local High School Tournament

Monday, December 31, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY- The Elmira Pioneers in conjunction with Mansfield University have teamed up to sponsor the upcoming high school baseball tournament to be held at Dunn Field on Saturday, April 27th. The event will be called the Mansfield University High School Invitational Tournament.
Sunday30December

Pioneers Announce 2013 Promotions Schedule

Promotions Schedule Highlighted with Six Firework Nights

Sunday, December 30, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY- The Elmira Pioneers are excited to announce that they have a very exciting promotional schedule for the 2013 season as the 125th season of baseball in the Twin Tiers inches closer. The Elmira Pioneers have added some very exciting giveaway items this year including three (3) mini bat giveaway nights, six (6) firework nights along with a Party Time cowbell giveaway night.
Thursday27December

Lansing Takes Home Inaugural Mansfield University Invitational Title

Thursday, December 27, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY- The inaugural Mansfield University High School Baseball Invitational was decided in the early hours on Sunday morning in front of a lively crowd at Historic Dunn Field. Over 500 fans passed through the gates to watch the day long festivities that took place between four area high schools.
Thursday20December

Join The Pioneers for The 125th Season Opening Weeked !

Friday June 7th Against The Newark Pilots

Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Categories:
Your Elmira Pioneers gear up for their home opener this Friday against the Newark Pilots! The Pioneers had a strong start to their season as they traveled to Newark on Wednesday June 5th and shot down the Pilots in a marathon thirteen inning game behind the bats of Colby Gee (Ithaca) and Chris Knott (East Stroudsburg).
Tuesday18December

Home Opener Cancelled

Playing Conditions are Unplayable

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | Categories:
Due to the weather and playing conditions of the baseball field tonight’s home opener has been cancelled. Unfortunately, the field conditions are unplayable due to last night’s rain. All of tonight’s tickets will be honored for tomorrow night’s home game, June 8th as the Pioneers face the Albany Dutchmen; first pitch will be at 7:05 PM. Come out and support your Elmira Pioneers in this monumental season as it is the 125th opening night game of baseball in the Twin Tiers.
Thursday6December

Double-Header at Dunn Field

FIREWORKS, FIREWORKS, FIREWORKS

Thursday, December 6, 2012 | Categories:
Don’t forget there will be a double header at Dunn Field today as your Elmira Pioneers face-off against the visiting Newark Pilots. The Pioneers would like to thank all their great fans, and we hope to see all of you at the field today for both games. First pitch is at 6pm and gates will be opening at 5pm. Also, each game will be seven innings long and your ticket for tonight’s game will be good for both games of the double-header.
Tuesday4December

Pionneers Upcoming Home Games!

Sunday Youth Baseball Night!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | Categories:
The Elmira Pioneers gear up for a busy week as they sit in second place in the Western Division of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. Elmira, the team needs your help this week to bring them back to the winning ways we all enjoy.
Sunday2December

Double-Header Foiled by Rain

Only One Game was Played Due to Rain

Sunday, December 2, 2012 | Categories:
The Elmira Pioneers barely got a game in today as the rain hindered almost every aspect of baseball. In what was supposed to be a double-header there was only one seven inning game. The Pioneers fall 9-1 to the Watertown Rams in a shortened seven inning game.
Saturday1December

Game in Cooperstown Postponed

Also, The Pioneers Upcoming Week in Review

Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Categories:
Today’s game in Cooperstown has been cancelled due to the poor shape of playing conditions at Doubleday Field. Rain has been the story of the summer as many games are falling victim to the weather conditions.
Thursday29November

Buffalo Jills Cheerleader at Dunn Field

Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Categories:
The Elmira Pioneers organization is proud to announce that the Pionettes Captain/Choreographer Hayley Alyssa has made the 2013/2014 Buffalo Jills roster. The Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders appear at events all over Western New York, nationally and internationally.
Saturday24November

Last Nights Game Susupended Until July 19th!

Last Nights Tickets are to be Honored at Tonight’s Game

Saturday, November 24, 2012 | Categories:
Last night’s pitching duel is postponed due to rain and an unplayable field conditions with a score of 0-0 before the umpires made a quick and great decision to suspend play. The game will be resumed were it left off in top of the seventh with one out on Friday July 19th at Glens Falls. After that game is completed they will also play the regularly scheduled nine inning game afterwards. Remember, if you came to last night’s game your ticket will be honored tonight, so come on out and watch another game as the Pioneers face the Newark Pilots.
Saturday17November

Pioneers Cruise Past the Pilots

Pioneers Win Thanks to a Huge 7th Inning Rally

Saturday, November 17, 2012 | Categories:
The Pioneers downed the Pilots last night 8-2. In what seemed like it was going to be a long night at Historic Dunn Field turned out to be a show for the home crowd. The Pioneers have fought back to five-hundred once again and now have a 16-16 record.
Thursday15November

Pioneers Split Double-Header With Watertown Rams

Upcoming Schedule for Elmira Pioneers

Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Categories:
Ladies and Gentleman, your Elmira Pioneers season is winding down and the race for the playoffs has begun. The Pioneers had a crucial double-header against the Eastern Division leaders Watertown Rams on Tuesday.
Monday12November

PIONEERS MOVE ON TO THE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

PIONEERS TO FACE DIVISION LEADING RAMS!

Monday, November 12, 2012 | Categories:
PIONEES MOVE ON!
Thursday8November

Historic Dunn Field Earns Top Spot

Baseball Tell All Ranks Dunn Field Amongst PGCBL Parks

Thursday, November 8, 2012 | Categories:
Although I long for the days of the NY Penn league…it really isn’t that anymore, there is still a great deal of fun baseball taking place in NY. Upstate NY that is. Here is what my humble opinion is about the parks I visited this summer. The PGCBL is a relatively new, yet not new league that attracts elite college baseball players to their respective communities each summer. I have divided this list into three tiers. Cleanliness, seating, atmosphere, playing surface and fan interaction all came into play when grading the parks or in a few cases fields.
Sunday4November

The Pioneers Giving Back This Holiday Season

Sunday, November 4, 2012 | Categories:
The Elmira Pioneers along with the BEST mascot in the PGCBL, "Stitches" took time out of his busy holiday schedule on Monday to ring the bell for the Salvation Army's holiday red kettle campaign. Stitches greeted customers at Walmart in Big Flats to help raise money for families throughout the local community. If you would like Stitches at your non-profit fundraiser during the Holiday season please call the Pioneers front office at 607-734-2690!
Wednesday31October

Happy Holiday’s from the Elmira Pioneers!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | Categories:
The Elmira Pioneers would like to wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday season and a happy New Year. As the holiday season rolls along, The Pioneers number one fan and mascot “Stitches” has been busy helping to spread the holiday cheer. On Monday Stitches visited Arnot Hospital and handed out holiday candy while meeting with kids. Stitches will be out and about in the community again on Christmas Eve (Tuesday) at the Tops in Elmira from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday30October

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | Categories:
The Elmira Pioneers would like to wish all of our amazing fans a safe and happy new year. With 2014 right around the corner that means Pioneers baseball is fast approaching for another season at Historic Dunn Field
Monday29October

Pioneers Announce 2014 Baseball Buddies Program

Monday, October 29, 2012 | Categories:
Attention all LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL COACHES AND FAMILIES from the TWIN TIERS ARERA. The Elmira Pioneers are proud to announce our 2014 BASEBALL BUDDIE PROGRAM. This is a FREE PROGRAM and we are hoping to get YOUR TEAM SIGNED UP TODAY!
Sunday28October

Pioneers Add Duo to Enhance Fan Experience

Sunday, October 28, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY- The Elmira Pioneers, proud members of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League are pleased to announce the addition of two new members for the upcoming 2014 season. The addition of these two people will make the already great time spent attending a game at Historic Dunn Field even better for the upcoming summer. Chris P. Bacon and Doug Page will team up to enhance the fan experience for all home games at Dunn Field adding to an already fun filled summer of baseball and family fun.
Monday22October

Pioneers Announce 2nd Annual High School Tournament

By: Doug Page

Monday, October 22, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y. - The Elmira Pioneers are proud to announce the date and times for the 2nd annual high school tournament to be held at Historic Dunn Field. The event was a huge success in its inaugural showing with over 500 fans passing through the gates to watch four area high schools battle for the championship trophy. The tournament is set to take place on Saturday, April 19th 2014; in case of inclement weather the tournament will take place on Saturday, April 26th 2014.
Sunday21October

Pioneers and Dunn Field to Host IAC Small/Large School Championship

By: Doug Page

Sunday, October 21, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y. - Dunn Field will continue to stay active this spring as more high school baseball will take to the field. Fans in the Twin Tiers will have the opportunity to see a champion crowned for the second straight year as the IAC will host the large/small school championship games at Dunn Field. On Wednesday, May 14th it will be the areas large schools taking the field at 7:00 P.M. & Thursday, May 15th the areas small schools will be in action at 6:00 P.M. Should rain become a factor for the either of the scheduled games, they would be played on Friday, May 16th with the time(s) to be determined at a later date.
Friday19October

More High School Baseball Comes to Dunn Field

By: Doug Page

Friday, October 19, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY- The sound of a bat hitting a baseball under the warm summer breeze is right around the corner and Historic Dunn Field is surely the place to be this summer to get your baseball fix. More high school baseball has been added to the schedule of events at Dunn Field.
Thursday18October

Elmira Pioneers to Hold Press Conference

By: Doug Page

Thursday, October 18, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y. - The Elmira Pioneers, proud members of the PGCBL would like to announce that the team will be hosting a press conference on Thursday, April 10th at 1 p.m. The press conference will be open to all fans and local media.
Wednesday17October

Events Continue to Come to Historic Dunn Field

By: Doug Page

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY – When Robbie and Nellie Nichols along with Donald Lewis took over the Elmira Pioneers organization, they promised to bring more events to Dunn Field including youth events and other shows.
Tuesday16October

Pioneers Ownership Group to Invest in New Suite Seats

By: Doug Page

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY – The Elmira Pioneers ownership group made an announcement at today’s press conference that they will invest over $25,000.00 of personal money to keep the upgrades coming to Historic Dunn Field. The ownership group will replace more than 312 suite seats with new red seats to keep the red, white and blue theme alive at the Historic Dunn Field.
Monday15October

Elmira Pioneers Agree to License Agreement Though 2021

Monday, October 15, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY – The Elmira Pioneers made it official today that they have come to an agreement with the City of Elmira to extend their license agreement through 2021.
Sunday14October

Dunn Field to Host 2014 PGCBL All-Star Game

By: Doug Page

Sunday, October 14, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY- The Elmira Pioneers are proud to announce that Historic Dunn Field will host the league’s brightest stars for the 2014 PGCBL All-Star Game and festivities. Fans will have the opportunity to see some of the nation’s top collegiate talent hit the field on Tuesday, July 15th at 7:05 p.m. The 2014 PGCBL All-Star Game will be presented by Corning Inc., CSEA, Hilliard and Multi Media Services.
Saturday13October

2nd Annual Elmira Pioneers High School Tournament Schedule

By: Doug Page

Saturday, October 13, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y. - The Elmira Pioneers are proud to announce the times for the 2nd Annual Elmira Pioneers High School Tournament to be held at Historic Dunn Field on Saturday, April 19th. The event was a huge success in its inaugural showing with over 500 fans passing through the gates to watch four area high schools battle for the championship trophy. Should inclement weather delay the tournament from being played on Saturday, the make-up date would be Saturday, April 26th, 2014.
Friday12October

2nd Annual Elmira Pioneers High School Tournament Round-Up

By: Doug Page

Friday, October 12, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y - The Thomas A. Edison Spartans took home top honors on Saturday afternoon at Historic Dunn Field in the 2nd Annual Elmira Pioneers High School Tournament. TAE defeated the Towanda Knights 8-1 in the Championship Game.
Tuesday9October

Elmira Pioneers Announce 2014 Promotions Schedule

By: Doug Page

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY – With the beginning of the 2014 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League just over a month away, the Elmira Pioneers are proud to announce the promotions schedule for all 27 regular season home games at Historic Dunn Field. The 2014 promotions schedule will feature a promotion or giveaway for each home game and is highlighted by the six post-game fireworks shows. The fireworks will begin following both games on opening weekend Friday June 6th and Saturday June 7th. Fans will also be able to enjoy post game fireworks on Friday June 20th and at the first game of the Pioneers USA Home-Stand on Thursday July 3rd as well as the 2014 PGCBL All-Star Game on Tuesday July 15th, and on Thursday July 24th.
Sunday7October

Dunn Field to Host Corning vs Elmira Baseball Wednesday

By: Doug Page

Sunday, October 7, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY- The start of the 2014 PGCBL campaign for the Elmira Pioneers at Historic Dunn Field is just 31 days away and it well surely be the place to be this summer to get your baseball fix. Before the Pioneers season kicks off more high school baseball will fill up the already busy on-field schedule of events at Dunn Field.
Saturday6October

Corning Hawks vs Elmira Express Recap

By: Doug Page

Saturday, October 6, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y - The Elmira Express were victorious on two separate occasions Wednesday at Historic Dunn Field. The JV squad held on to beat the Corning Hawks 4-2. In the nightcap, the Varsity teams took the field under the lights as the Express bested the Hawks by a score of 8-3.
Friday5October

Horseheads vs Elmira Doubleheader Recap

By: Doug Page

Friday, October 5, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY - Fans were entertained by the Horseheads and Elmira Varsity baseball teams at Historic Dunn Field on Monday night. The Blue Raiders and Express suited up for a doubleheader after having their originally scheduled game rained out a couple weeks ago.
Friday5October

IAC Championship Tournament

By: Doug Page

Friday, October 5, 2012 | Categories:
Tomorrow kicks off the IAC Championship games at Dunn Field. The schedule is as follows May 14th - (Large School) Thomas A Edison vs. Dryden. GATES OPEN AT 6:30, GAME STARTS AT 7:00. May 15th - (Small School) Tioga vs. Union Springs. GATES OPEN AT 5:30, GAME STARTS AT 6:00.
Thursday4October

IAC Tournament Update #1

By: Doug Page

Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY- Opening Day for the Pioneers is less than a month away, but Dunn Field has been very active this spring. Last month the Pioneers and Dunn Field hosted four area high schools in the 2nd Annual Elmira Pioneers High School Invitational Tournament. Dunn Field will now have the opportunity to crown another champion as the IAC will host both the large school and small school playoff games on Wednesday May 14th & Thursday May 15th.
Wednesday3October

IAC Tournament Update #2

By: Doug Page

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY- The IAC tournament kicked off on Wednesday May 14th with the large schools taking the field. Thomas A. Edison (15-2, 12-2) hit the diamond against Dryden (11-6, 9-1) looking for their first championship since moving to large school classification from small school. The Purple Lions entered the game ranked 9th in New York amongst high school programs across the state.
Tuesday2October

Union Springs vs Tioga Recap

By: Doug Page

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | Categories:
The 2014 IAC Championship Series wrapped up Thursday night at Historic Dunn Field with the Union Springs Wolves taking on the Tioga Tigers for the IAC Small School Championship.
Saturday29September

Youth Baseball Invades Dunn Field for 18-Team Tournament

Saturday, September 29, 2012 | Categories:
As the Elmira Pioneers prepare take the field to begin the 2014 season, it will be youth baseball's turn to give the Dunn Field faithful something to be exhilarated about
Friday28September

Pioneers Announce Full Schedule for Dunn Field Classic

Robbie Knopf

Friday, September 28, 2012 | Categories:
Excitement has been building for the Dunn Field Classic, which features 18 youth teams from as close as Elmira and as far as Buffalo.
Thursday27September

Dunn Field to Host Section IV Class AA High School Championship

By: Doug Page

Thursday, September 27, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY- The start of the PGCBL campaign for the Elmira Pioneers at Historic Dunn Field is less than ten days away and it will definitely be the place to be this summer to get your baseball fix. Before the Pioneers season kicks off high school baseball will take over Historic Dunn Field for the Section IV Class AA H.S. Baseball Championship Game.
Friday14September

Pioneers Welcome Spelling Bee Champion Sriram Hathwar To Dunn Field on Sunday

Robbie Knopf

Friday, September 14, 2012 | Categories:
This past May 29th, Sriram Hathwar, a 14 year old from Painted Post, emerged victorious in the 2014 Scripps Spelling Bee that was broadcast live on ESPN.
Thursday13September

Get Excited for Two Pioneers Games This Weekend!

Robbie Knopf

Thursday, September 13, 2012 | Categories:
Pioneers fans, the weekend is here and there is no better way to spend it than watching your hometown team play at Historic Dunn Field.
Wednesday12September

The Elmira Pioneers Game Is On

Robbie Knopf

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Categories:
The Elmira Pioneers game on Friday against the Syracuse Salt Cats is happening.
Monday10September

Spend Father’s Day at the Ballpark With the Elmira Pioneers

Robbie Knopf

Monday, September 10, 2012 | Categories:
There is no better place to be on Father’s Day than at a baseball game, and Sunday’s Elmira Pioneers game is no exception.
Saturday8September

Get Your Free Poster Schedule As the Pioneers Host the Golden Eagles at Dunn Field Tonight

Robbie Knopf

Saturday, September 8, 2012 | Categories:
The Elmira Pioneers are on fire, winning four consecutive games to take over first place in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League West Division.
Monday3September

Free Batting Helmets Tonight Courtesy of EBI

Monday, September 3, 2012 | Categories:
Kids be sure to show up early to the Pioneers game on Sunday as there will be FREE batting helmets handed out the first 500 kids courtesy of The Elmira Business Institute.
Saturday25August

Tonight’s Game vs Utica is on as Scheduled!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012 | Categories:
Tonight's Game vs. the Utica Brewers IS ON as Scheduled!!! Post-Game Fireworks Presented by STCF!!!
Thursday23August

First Place Pioneers Battle Newark at 5:05 PM

Thursday, August 23, 2012 | Categories:
The First Place Pioneers welcome in the Newark Pilots for a PGCBL West Division battle!! It's Bobby K Family Sunday Funday at Historic Dunn Field!! Gates open at 4:05 pm as there will be fun activities for everyone in the family! First pitch is at 5:05 p.m. Fans can get their tickets by visiting the Pioneers front office located at the Ballpark!
Friday17August

Elmira and Watertown Square off with First Place on the Line!

Friday, August 17, 2012 | Categories:
The Elmira Pioneers, who trail Watertown by just a half game for first place in the PGCBL West Division, will welcome their division rival Watertown Rams to Dunn Field for a game at 7:05 PM. Gates will open at 6:05, and fans better have their best cowboy impersonations ready. Fans in attendance will receive free cowboy hats courtesy of Texas Roadhouse! For tickets, head to the Dunn Field Front Office!
Thursday16August

Pioneers, Rams Finish Off Country Weekend at Dunn Field!

Thursday, August 16, 2012 | Categories:
The PGCBL West Division-leading Elmira Pioneers will take on the Watertown Rams once again in the second and final game of Country Weekend at Historic Dunn Field! Gates open at 6:05 PM for the 7:05 PM game, and fans attending will receive a free Pionettes photo! For tickets, visit the Dunn Field Front Office!
Sunday5August

Help Local Cats and Dogs at Dunn Field Wednesday Night!

By: Doug Page

Sunday, August 5, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY – The Elmira Pioneers are teaming up with local animal shelters to help cats and dogs across the Twin Tiers. The Elmira Pioneers host the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs for a double header on Wednesday, July 30th with gates opening at 4:00 p.m. First pitch for Game 1 is set for 5:05 p.m.
Friday3August

Elmira to Face Newark for West Division Championship

By: Doug Page

Friday, August 3, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY - The Elmira Pioneers are heading to the 2nd round of the 2014 PGCBL Playoffs after defeating the Watertown Rams by a 5-3 score at Historic Dunn Field Thursday night. The Pioneers will take on the Newark Pilots in a best of 3 game series. The series will kick off on Friday night at Colburn Park in Newark at 7:05 p.m.
Friday27July

Elmira Pioneers 2015 Season Tickets Available Now!!

Friday, July 27, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY - The Elmira Pioneers finished the 2014 PGCBL campaign with a 26-21 record which placed them second in the West Division and also made a trip to the PGCBL playoffs for a second consecutive season under the local ownership group of Don Lewis along with Robbie and Nellie Nichols.
Tuesday24July

Happy Thanksgiving from Your Elmira Pioneers

By: Doug Page

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY – The Elmira Pioneers would like to wish all of their great fans and families a safe and happy Thanksgiving! The Pioneers front office will be open to the public on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The office will closed Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 thru Friday, November 28th, 2014.
Wednesday11July

Elmira Pioneers Hot Stove Dinner Sold Out

By: Doug Page

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY - The Elmira Pioneers along with Elmira Business Institute and Hilliard are excited to announce that the Elmira Pioneers Hot Stove Dinner with special guest Dwight Gooden is sold out. The event will be held on Thursday, April 16th at the Hill Top Inn in Elmira. “I feel this is a great event for the Twin Tiers, and the response that we have received from the community has been tremendous." stated Co-Owner Don Lewis.
Tuesday10July

Pioneers add Two from Mississippi State

By: Doug Page

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y. - The Elmira Pioneers are excited to announce the addition of two players from Mississippi State University. Junior catcher Josh Lovelady and freshman pitcher Andrew Mahoney will call Historic Dunn Field home for the 2015 season. The Bulldogs are coached by 7th year head coach John Cohen.
Sunday8July

Kulman and Stahl Join Pioneers Pitching Staff

By: Doug Page

Sunday, July 8, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, NY - The Elmira Pioneers have added a pair of right handed pitchers for the 2015 season. Spencer Kulman (Wofford) and Erich Stahl (Kennesaw St. University) both bring a strikeout minded approach with them to Historic Dunn Field. The righties will look to pick up valuable innings with Elmira and continue building their game.