Grady Field, AIA Xenia Ohio, 09-08-2019
The Wild Boars looked to move on to the Championship series for the first time in team history with 2 wins against the Royals on Saturday.
Zac Carey went to the mound in game #1 for the Boars and returned with another shutout victory, over the 3rd seeded Royals in the Miami Valley Adult Baseball League.
Carey went 7 innings to get the complete game shutout collecting 10 K's, giving up 6 hits, 0 runs.
The Wild Boars runs came in the 1st inning off a base hit from Sean Johnson, with an RBI from Markus Hall. and in the 2nd inning when Sully Minner, reached on an error, and was brought in by P.J. Dobbins single. The 2 runs were all that was scored by both teams and was enough to lift the Boars to 1 game lead in the series.
P.J Dobbins, took Boars Offensive player of the game in game #1
Matt Seibert took Boars Defensive Player of the Game at Shortstop, with 4-PO, and 3 Assist.
Game 2 sent Sid Srinivasan to the mound, again in his 2nd appearance in the playoffs. and again the game was tight and close. The Boars broke through in the 2nd, scoring after Sully Minner singled, stole 2nd, and was brought home when Gary North doubled. The Boars added 2 more in the 4th after Carey walked and stole 2nd, Matt Seibert doubled and brought Carey home. Seibert Scored on a Jacob Greve single.
The Royals added a run of their own in the 4th, when Srinivasan left a hanger that was sent sailing by Chris Flaherty of the Royals. The Boars put 2 more on in the 6th after Hall walked and stole 2nd Carey walked, Hall scored on a Single by Seibert, while Carey went to 3rd and later scored on a single by Greve the Boars 3rd baseman. Boars lead was 5 to 1.
The Royals final run came in the bottom of the 6th. When Nick Ferraro singled and stole a base came home on a F/C for the 2nd out. The Boars lead was 5 to 2 and that was the final of the game.
Matt Seibert was Boars Offensive Player of the Game going 2 for 3, with a single, a double 1 run scored and 2 RBI's.
Markus Hall takes Boars Defensive player of the game for at 2nd base turning 2 DP starting one, 5 recorded outs and 4 assist.
Sid Srinivasan takes the Complete Game win going 7 Innings allowing 5 hits, 2-runs 1-earned, with 4-K's
The Boars moved on sweeping the series to take on the Slammers at Wright State University, on Saturday September 14th at 1 pm, and 4 pm, come out and watch the Boars play in their first MVABL Championship in the Wild Boars franchise history.