WATCH LISTEN

News

Pioneers toppled in extras by Red Wings, 8-7

ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Despite an early 3-0 lead, the Elmira Pioneers (3-2) suffered defeat at the hands of the Geneva Red Wings (3-1) by the score of 8-7 in 10 innings.

Zach Eggers (Old Dominion) was handed the ball for the Pioneers, as in his second start of the year he worked five scoreless frames and left the game in line for the win with the Pioneers leading the game 3-0.

Elmira scored those three runs in the bottom of the second inning thanks to RBI singles from Brett Rodriguez (Wofford) and Blake Shinkle (Kansas) and an RBI fielder’s choice from Anthony Nucerino (UConn). However on that fielder’s choice, Joe Preziuso (Canisius) would try to score from second and would be gunned down to end the inning and limit the Pio’s to just three runs.

From there, Elmira would be held scoreless for the next four innings as Jordan Murphy (UT Dallas) would settle in and end up leaving the game with Geneva on top 6-3.

Geneva took that 6-3 lead thanks to a six run outburst in the top of the 7th. Three walks from relief pitcher Alvin Vega (Canisius) would load the bases and a hit batsman would push across the first run of the frame. Justin Barr (Central Alabama C.C) then stroked a single back up the middle that would plate two and knot the score at three. Mikey Arman (Kenyon) followed him with an RBI double that gave Geneva their first lead of the game. After a pitching change, two Bryce Zaparzynski (Mansfield) wild pitches would allow two more Red Wings to score making it a 6-3 ball game.

Elmira responded immediately with two in the bottom half of the 7th. After Brett Rodriguez walked to open the inning, Joe Preziuso brought him home with a triple to left field. Blake Shinkle then hit a sac fly to center, scoring Preziuso and bring the Pioneers to within one.

The Pioneers would tie the game in the bottom of the 8th, as with Ayrton Schafer (Samford) on third with two out, Garret Swanson (Kalamazoo) uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Schafer to cross the plate with the tying run.

Elmira nearly won the game in the bottom of the 9th, as the Pio’s had the bases loaded after an Anthony Nucerino walk, Jon Crimmin (Siena) single, and an intentional walk to Ayrton Schafer. Allbry Major (Xavier) stepped to the plate looking to be the hero, but after a 10 pitch battle, he went down swinging to extinguish the threat.

Geneva would move ahead in the first extra frame by tacking on two runs. Will Simoneit (Cornell) singled to open the frame and Trustin Riley (Tampa) moved him to second with a single of his own. Following a successful double steal, Matt Collins (Cornell) brought home the go ahead run with a sac fly to center. Matt Chamberlain (New Haven) added an insurance run with a line drive single off the glove of Joe Preziuso at third to make it an 8-6 game.

Elmira would push one across in the bottom of the 10th on a bases loaded walk to Chris Davignon (Siena), but Jon Crimmin flew out to center with the bases loaded to end the ball game.

Reece Maniscalco (Wofford) takes the loss for Elmira. Maniscalco worked 2.2 innings and allowed the two go ahead runs to Geneva.

Colby Mullins (Andrew) gets the win for Geneva. Mullins worked two scoreless frames out of the pen, striking out two.

The Pioneers will look to get back on track tomorrow, Thursday, June 8th, when they face the Onondaga Flames at 7:05 p.m. at historic Dunn Field.

 

 



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
0

Browse by Month »

January 2020
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
March 2019
January 2019
October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
November 2010