AIA, Xenia, Ohio August 24th, 2019
The Boars welcomed the Wright Knights, to AIA in Xenia to start the 2019 MVABL playoff season. The Boars came away with 2 wins the teams first playoff wins in the Boars Franchise history.
Game 1 watched as Zac Carey took the mound, and the Boars pitcher gave up a couple hits but the defense would cut off the lead runner and the final out in the first by strikeout. Carey would get the Knights in order in the 2nd and 3rd and a hit by pitch and a BB in the 4th allowed the Knights to get a runner around 3rd but the tag at home ended the Knights scoring threat. And the Knights went in order again in the 5th.
The Boars scored in the 1st after a Matt Seibert single, and a wild pitch Zac Carey helped his cause by a RBI single. The Boars 2nd saw 5 runs with singles, by Colin Minner, Gary North and Jacob Greve, and Markus Hall got an RBI single Matt Seibert was on the hitting end this time got an RBI double, and Carey helped himself again with another RBI single.
The Boars 3rd inning picked right back up, Minner singled again, as did Greve and both scored on J.R. Nixons 2 RBI single. P.J. Dobbins singled and scored as did Hall and Seibert and Carey. The Boars had scored 7 runs and where in control with a 13 to 0 lead.
Matt Seibert ended the game in the 5th after Hall reached on an error, Seibert blasted a home run over the left field fence his first of the post season, to end the game and collect his 4th RBI of the game.
Zac Carey Collects the Complete Game Shutout, 5 innings pitched 4- Ks, 1- BB, 0 Runs
Matt Seibert take Boars Offensive Player of the Game 3 for 3 with 4 runs scored, 4 RBIs, 1- 2B, 1 HR
Markus Hall takes Boars Defensive Player of the Game with 3 PO, and 3 Assist.
Game 2, witnessed the Boars come from behind for the win, the visiting Boars put up 1 in the 1st, after a Hall double, and Jimmy Herolds, RBI single. But the Home Knights countered with 3 of their own to lead 3 to 1. The Boars in the 2nd hit the ball but to the Knights, and only Jacob Greve managed a single. And the Knights added a 4th run in the home half of the 2nd.
The Boars added 2 in the 3rd, with 2 outs Seibert and Carey both singled and Jimmy Herold brought them home with his 2nd RBI single of the game. Boars pitcher Sid Srinivasan finally settled in and retired the Knights in order the rest of his pitching assignment, and the Offense then added the run support he needed. Scoring 3 runs to take the lead in the 4th on singles by North and Greve, Nixon brought them in with a 2 RBI double. The Boars took the lead 6 to 4 and never looked back, scoring 5 more runs in the 5th and 1 in the 6th to take a firm grip on the lead at 12 to 4.
P.J. Dobbins came in to finish the game and both he and the defense did what was asked of them, Jacob Cooper made the highlight reel with a spectacular diving catch that was clearly over his head but a well timed dive and a great glove nabbed the ball and the catch was made for the out. Zac Carey nabbed the final fly ball of the game in center and the series went to the Boars.
Sid Srinivasan takes the win with 6 innings pitched 3- Ks 4-Runs
Jacob Cooper takes the Boars Defensive Player of Game #2 for a great diving catch
Jimmy Herold take Boars Offensive Player of the Game #2, 3 for 4 3 singles 4 RBIs
The Boars return to AIA at 10am on Saturday September 7th to battle with the 33 seeded Royals come out and watch the Royals and Boars as the MVABL Playoffs continue.