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The Scarecrow returns to battle the Machine

By Joe Cantrell, 08/04/19, 10:15PM EDT


Srinivasan returns takes shutout win over Machine

Carlisle High School, Carlisle Ohio August 4th,

As the season starts winding down toward the end, Sid Srinivasan returned from his apprenticeship to re-join the Boars as they head to the playoffs. Standing in the way on this Sunday was the Mad River Machine visiting the 2nd place Boars.

The Machine threatened early as a BB, and a Double from Paul Wilson, sandwiched between the 1st strikeout of the game.Put runners at 2nd and 3rd. But a quick fly out to Colin Minner at 2nd and another K,  held the Machine scoreless.

The Boars threatened with 2 runners of their own after Jimmy Herold, the boars catcher, and a single by J.R. Nixon moved runners into scoring position, with the ever dangerous Sully Minner at the plate, an unusual strikeout looking, ended the Boars threat after 1 inning.

The 2nd and 3rd innings turned out to be more of a pitching match Srinvasan picked up his 3rd strikout of the day to end it after Matt Seibert the Boars shortstop and Jacob Greve the Boars 3rd baseman, recorded assist on the first 2 outs in the 2nd.

The Boars went the same way a base hit by Brandon Lucas, and Colin Minner hit into a double play. Jacob Greve laced a single but Jacob Cooper hit into the 5-3. The 3rd was scoreless as well for both teams.

The 4th inning for the Machine,  brought 2 fly balls to Lucas in right and after a base hit, the 3rd out was recorded at 2nd on the F/C,  The Boars SS Matt Seibert hit a single and stole 2nd, Nixon walked and this time Sully Minner, came through with a double,and the RBI, Colin Minner then cleared the bases with a 2 RBI, Triple. Jacob Greve singled,scoring the younger Minner, then  stole 2nd, and went to 3rd on a Balk. Sean Johnson hit his first single on the day scoring Greve. The Boars led after 4 innings complete 5 to 0.

Srinivasan, dubbed the scarecrow by his teammates, picked up his 4th, and 5th, strikeouts and induced a flyball to Lucas in right. to start the 5th. The Boars went back to offense. Seibert led off again with a single, and Nixon walked again and after 2 Strikeouts the Boars were helped by a few walks and a couple wild pitches which allowed the Boars to add 3 more runs and increase the lead to 8 to the Machine's 0.

The Machine came up in the 6th and after Sully Minner recorded the first out on a sharp grounder to first, Paul Wilson hit a single but left before Srinivasan had gone home and he was able to get him in a 1-3-4-1 pick off and run down taking the tag himself. He then recorded the 6th strikeout of the game.

The Boars added 5 more runs in the 6th, Jimmy Herold singled Matt Seibert, walked and this time both were driven in by J.R. Nixon, with his 2nd single along  with 2 RBI's.  S Minner walked and the elder Minner was again driven home by the younger Minner in  with a single. Both Nixon and Minner were brought home by Jacob Greve on his 2nd single in the game with 2 RBI's. The Boars lead was 13 to 0 and that's exactly how it finished after Srinivasan picked up his 7th K in the 7th.

Sid Srinivasan pitched a complete game 7 innings allowing 5 hits, 3-BB and 7-k's with 0 runs.

Seibert and Colin Minner take Boars Offensive Player of the Game, Matt Seibert was 2 for 3 with a single a double, 3- runs scored, and 1- BB and 1 SB.                                                                                                        Colin Minner was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI's, 3 runs scored, 1 single,  1 triple,  1 BB and 1 SB.

Boars Defensive Player of the game was Jacob Geve 3rd base.

The Wild Boars return to Carlisle and look to lock up 2nd place in the MVABL standings, with a win against the Cardinals at 11:00 am and then travel to Middletown Madison to battle the Redlegs at 3:00pm  Come out and see the Boars in a split DH on Sunday