Pioneers Say "Top of the Order to Ya"
The Elmira Pioneers announced the signing of two players they expect to be at the top of the order next season. BJ Willis from the #14 ranked perennial junior college powerhouse, Wabash County Community College and Chris Muscarello #10 ranked (Div III) Trinity University.
Willis, had an impressive freshman season hitting .434. This year he has picked right up where he left off; hitting .472, with 10 RBI's and 7 SB's in the teams first 12 games. "BJ can flat out play. He hits well and can run like crazy. The perfect leadoff man." said an enthusiastic Head Coach Dan Shwam.
Muscarello, a Arizona Div 4A All Star in 2010 is off to a fast start at nationally ranked Trinity University. In 16 games he is hitting .329 with 9 SB's. "We took advantage of the scouting reports we get from our league partner Perfect Game to pick up a real top of the order guy." said team GM Jeff Kunion. "One thing we did not have last year was a lot of speed. We made it a priority to find guys who can run, steal bases and turn singles into doubles.
The Pioneers Opening Night is June 9 versus the Coopertown Hawkeyes. It is the first Thirsty Thursday of the year, all drinks are $1.00. Enjoy the pregame concert and the postgame Fireworks Show, presented by the City of Elmira. "Lucky Fan" giveaways include the Allegiant Air Weekend Vacation to Orlando, an HD TV, a DVD player, a digital camcorder, jewelry, restaurant gift certificates and more.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Pioneers exclusive retail ticket outlet, Jubilee Foods at 2898 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads.
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