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Pioneers Rally for The Win

June 11, 2011 - Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) - Elmira Pioneers News Release

The Pioneers last night where looking to bring another win to the season. The Pioneers were held off of the scoreboard until the bottom sixth when they would rally to score four runs.

Ryan Normoyle (Washington College) punched a single to start the sixth inning for the Pioneers. After Normoyle stole a base Wizards pitcher Robert Rogers (Lemoyne College) walked BJ Willis (Wabash Valley C.C). On a wild pitch Normoyle and Willis advance. Corey Keller (Florida Atlantic University) was then hit by a pitcher loading the bases. After a wild pitch Keller would move to second, Willis advanced to third scoring Normoyle. Justin Lacy stroked a single, (Longwood University) scoring Willis and Keller to tie the game at 3-3.

With the game tied the Wizards replace Rogers with Adam Krebs (Keystone College). The Pioneers were not done in the inning. Aaron Hopper (Marietta College) stepped to the plate and drew a walk. David Bishop (Mississippi State University) then laced a double to score Lacy and put the Pioneers in the lead.

The Pioneers add two more runs in the bottom of the seventh and one eighth to go up 7-4. The Wizards rallied, helped by a couple errors by the Pioneers. But Pioneers closer Wes McBride (UNC Greensboro) struck out the final Wizard batter Kody O'Connor to seal the victory (Lemoyne).

The Pioneers welcome the Newark Pilots to Dunn Field on Saturday Night with a start time of 7:05pm. The first 500 fans will receive a free water bottle from Home Necessities. Spectacular Saturday brings the "Lucky Fan" giveaway where fans have the chance to win a DVD Player, HD TV, restaurant certificates and more.

Tickets are available in advance from the Pioneers exclusive retail outlet Jubilee Food at 2898 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads.

For more information call the Pioneers office at 607-734-2690 or visit

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