Elmira Pioneers announce addition of 10 more players to 2023 roster
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - After announcing their first player signings at the beginning of the month, the Elmira Pioneers have added ten more players to the roster for the 2023 season.
The team released information on each player, and they can be viewed below.
Bradyn Coletta is returning for his second year on the Pioneers Roster. Coletta is from nearby Lindley New York. He is a Sophomore Left-Handed Pitcher who recently committed to Lenoir Rhyne University. This season for Niagara Community College Coletta has been sensational on the Mound. He recently pitched 5 perfect innings with 13 strikeouts in a game against Tompkins Cortland Community College on April 27th.
Griffin Yastremski is from local Bath, New York. He is a Sophomore Outfielder and Right-Handed Pitcher at Keystone College. Yastremski has been electric with both the bat and on the mound for Keystone this season. He recently had a game against Wilkes University where he pitched 5.2 Innings only giving up 2 runs and 2 hits with 5 strikeouts while also batting for 3 hits 3 runs and 4 RBIs.
Brody Bartenstein is returning for his second season as a Pioneer. He is from nearby Corning, New York. Bartenstein is currently a Sophomore Catcher for Washington and Jefferson College. He has been flawless for Washington and Jefferson behind the plate with no errors on his record so far this season.
Blaze Fadio grew up in Audubon, New Jersey. He is a Junior Infielder for Lafayette College. Fadio has been a force at the plate this season for Lafayette. Recently he batted for 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and a Home Run against Navy on April 16th.
Nicholas Bisaccia is from New Providence New Jersey and has grandparents that live in Elmira Heights. He is currently a Freshman Infielder for Seton Hall University. Bisaccia has had a solid first campaign for Seton Hall recording 2 hits in a game against Saint Peters earlier in the season.
Zack Nelson is also from Nearby Corning, NY. He graduated from Corning-Painted Post High School and is currently a Freshman Utility Player for Corning Community College. This season Nelson has done it all for the Red Barons leading the team in RBIs with 9 and Pitching Strikeouts with 11.
Christian Zilli is from Greenburg Pennsylvania. He is currently a Sophomore Infielder and Pitcher at Seton Hill University. When he was a hitter this season for the Griffins Zilli has a .071 batting average with 1 hit. As a pitcher, he pitched 1 inning with a 0 earned runs average.
Cole Reynolds grew up in Somerset Kentucky. He is currently a promising Freshman Infielder at Eastern Kentucky University. Reynolds graduated from Somerset High School. His Senior year he was a force at the plate with a .327 batting average, 35 hits, 21 RBIs, and 21 runs.
Devin Murray is from Rochester Hills Michigan. Currently, he is a Junior Left-Handed Pitcher at Hillsdale College. This season Murray appeared in 8 games for the Chargers and started 2 of them. He also had 11.1 innings pitched and an 11.12 earned runs average with 8 strikeouts.
Kevin Knoess grew up in Germantown Maryland. He is currently a Sophomore Outfielder from Montgomery College. This season for the Raptors Knoess played 44 games. He was also fantastic at the plate with a .344 batting average 32 runs, 38 RBIs, and 1 home run. He also led the Raptors in hits with 54 this season.