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Pioneers Return Three from Last Year's Division Winner

May 19, 2011 - Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) - Elmira Pioneers News Release

The Elmira Pioneers have three players returning from last year's NYCBL Western Division Champions. 2010 All Star Corey Keller (Florida Atlantic University), RHP Aaron Zaleznik (University of Massachusetts) along with Justin Lamborn (West Chester University) will be back at Dunn Field this summer.

"We are very happy to have these guys back.", stated Head Coach Dan Shwam. "We know we are getting quality players and quality young men. They know our system and will provide real leadership."

"We got a lot better offensively once Corey and Justin joined the team last year." commented GM Jeff Kunion. "Corey hit .329 last year and Justin was a real mid season sparkplug. Both of them had an on base percentage over.400. Aaron showed great promise last year, going 4-3, with an ERA of 2.51 and a batting average against of only .192"

The Pioneers Opening Weekend begins June 9 versus the Cooperstown Hawkeyes. The first Thirsty Thursday of the year, with all drinks $1.00. Enjoy the post game Fireworks Show and pregame concert, presented by the City of Elmira. "Lucky Fan" giveaways include the Allegiant Air Weekend in Orlando, an HD TV, a DVD player, a digital camcorder, restaurant gift certificates and more.

Friday, June 10 is Buffalo Wild Wings Night, the first 500 fans receive a coupon for six free wings at Buffalo Wild Wings. Saturday, June 11 is Home Necessities Water Bottle Night, the first 500 fans receive a free water bottle courtesy of Home Necessities.

Both Friday and Saturday "Lucky Fan' giveaways include an HD TV, a DVD player, a digital camcorder, jewelry and more.

Tickets are available in advance from the Pioneers exclusive retail ticket outlet, Jubilee Foods at 2898 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads. For more information visit or call the Pioneers office at either 607-734-2690 or 516-5210206.

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