Muckdogs Sweep Pios in Home and Home 10-6
Following a rough 10-1 loss last night on the road up at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, the Pioneers returned home tonight to open up a quick two-game homestand. The schedule saw the Muckdogs make the trip down I-90 for the first of the two and the second time this season as these two teams closed out another early-season home-and-home.
Andrew Drum handed the ball back to Auburn product Jack Sokol who tossed him 4 innings in the opening night game of the season versus these same Batavia Muckdogs who rolled to a 7-0 win that night. Joe Martinez and Tony Brewington looked to Trey Bacon following his 3 inning relief performance in Batavia's 9-7 loss on Friday.
Elmira jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead after 2 innings, with a 3 spot in the 2nd inning, tagging Bacon for 4 runs (1 earned).as Cam Hill and some unfriendly Muckdogs defensive plays pushed the Pios forward.
Batavia popped up 2 in the 3rd inning to cut the deficit to just 2 as Daniel Burroway blasted a 2 RBI double to right-center field before a Ben Schorr RBI single pushed it back to a 3 run game, 5-2.
Despite the Pios best efforts over the final 4 innings, the visitors outscored them 7-1 in that stretch to come away with a 10-6 victory in their second celebration of the season at historic Dunn Field.
The Pioneers are back at home tomorrow night at 7:05pm to square off with 2019 playoff foe Geneva for the first time this season. Come out and cheer loud for your 3-3 Pios as they look to climb back above .500.