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2017 Squad

Coaches and Captains 2018 Joe Cantrell Mgr., Rob Johnson Asst. Mgr., Meade Tabata Sr. Capt, KJ Jimison Sr. Capt., Brandon Lucas Pitching, Markus Hall Player Acquisitions, Travis Knight Sr. Capt. and Luna

Meade Tabata #7 Boars 2017 MVP

Jimmy Herold #15 Boars Offensive POG Game #1 7/15/18 Game #1

Jordan Overcash #14 Boars Defensive POG 7-15-18

Travis Knight #24 Boars Defensive POG 7/15/18, 11 Innings Pitched 1 Run, Game #2

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Knight returns to form in 13 innings at Howell

By Joe Cantrell 07/15/2018, 9:15pm EDT

The Beard stands tall in epic battle with the Machine

Howell Field, Dayton Ohio July 15th 2018

The Boars went to Howell Field to battle with the Machine on Sunday, in a 1 and 4 Double Header after the All Star Break. The game started for the Boars as the season opener did with the lead off batter Markus Hall (Instead of Boars 2017 MVP Meade Tabata) Getting a hit and scoring in the first inning. The Boars took a 1-0 lead that was short, The Machine put up 2 and led 2 to 1 after 1. 

The Machine added 3 more in the 2nd, off Boars pitcher Brandon Lucas, as the Boars bats remained quiet.

Lucas managed to get  through  the 4th inning trailing 5 to 1, Travis Knight came on in the 5th and still managed to keep the Machine bats quiet. While the Boars managed to get 2 runs to close to within 2 off the lead off triple by Brandon Lucas who scored on the sac fly by Zach Stacy.  Boars Captain KJ Jimison hit a single and advanced to 3rd when Hall singled and he scored on a RBI single from Jimmy Herold. The Machine led 5 to 3.

An unearned run scored on an error by 1st baseman, Zach Stacy and it gave the Machine a 3 run cushion but they did not need as the Boars bats fell silent and game 1 went to the Machine. 6 to 3.

Boars Offensive Player of the game went to Jimmy Herold going 3 for 2 RBI,

HM to Markus Hall and Brandon Lucas

Boars Defensive  player of the game Jordan Ovbercash #14.

Game 2 watched Kevin Reynolds and Travis Knight square off for an instant classic with neither pitcher giving an inch through the regulation 7 innings neither team scored. Both Reynolds and Knight were aided by some spectacular defensive plays allowing them to get out of jams. Reynolds bested Knight with strike outs but the Boars defense held its own.  and through 7 the game stayed 0 to 0.

In the 8th the Machine got an RBI from a Paul Wilson single bringing in Carpenter,  Boars Lead off hitter Jimmy Herold singled for the Boars and J.R. Nixon moved him with a sac Bunt, After a strikeout from Thomas Troy the Boars where down to their last out with the tying run on 2nd. Sully Minner ripped a ball down the 1st base line to score Herold from 2nd,  and the game that was destined for extras got it.

The Machine brought on Carpenter to pitch  as a fresh arm while Knight continued on, fielding a line shot right back up the middle in the 10th and with defensive plays still being made, Knight went 11 innings with 1 earned run and 1 strike out and 3 BB,  in which 2 were coaches free passes.  The Boars brought on Nick Stacy but an error proved costly getting a runner on with 2  outs another runner and a walk to the very dangerous Paul Wilson. But this time it was not meant to work as Kevin Reynolds hit a ball to right that Boars Right Fielder Dave Pruim just could not get too and Reynolds went to 2nd with 2 RBI's.  

The Boars could not counter and fell 3 to 1 to the Machine in what will go down as the Reynolds -  Knight clash of 2018.

Boars Offensive Player of the Game Gary North #21, 3 for 2  

HM points to Sully Minner #29 for a clutch hit single with RBI.

Boars Defensive Player of the game Travis Knight #24.

Boars hold off late Surge from Knights get back to .500

By Joe Cantrell 07/01/2018, 8:00pm EDT

Knight still presents trouble for The Knights collects 1st win

Centerville High School,Centerville Ohio.

The Wild Boars headed out to Centerville today hoping to put the skids on the latest losses, to the Rangers and the Slammers and faced The Wright Knights.  The Knights wasted little time scoring in the 1st inning as Jarel Bristol,always a hard out for the Boars got a BB and scored a little later off a couple hits from Conner Bishop and Alec Hutzleman.  After the bases were loaded ex-Boars player Zach Carroll grounded into a 5-2-2-3 DP and Garret Copas Ground back to the Pitcher and the damage was limited to just 1 run,with the Boars heading in to bat. Markus Hall led off with the first of his 3 hits and wasted  little time by stealing  2nd. Dylan Pletsch collected the first of his 4 hit day and picked up an RBI after a single to right center. Thomas Troy got a single and RBI scoring Pletsch ,Boars had a slight lead 2 to 1 after 1 complete.

Pletsch on the mound sent the Knights hitters down in order in the 2nd striking out the last batter in the inning. Boars came up in the bottom of the 2nd and picked up where they left off again scoring twice. Pruim and and Jimison were both hit by a pitch and Markus Hall drove them both in with a triple for his 2nd hit in 2 at bats. Boars were leading 4 to 1 after 2. 

The Knights struck hard in the 3rd,after a Strike out of Bristol Connor Bishop and Alec Hutzleman again went back to back with singles and after a walk to Zach Carroll , Garret Copas hit a single scoring the base runners when all was done the Knights had the lead 5 to 4 with the Boars coming in to bat. The Knights lead was short as the Boars re-took the lead in the bottom of the 3rd scoring 3 times Pletsch again hit a single off Carroll and promptly stole 2nd Thomas Troy and Nick Stacy were both HBP and Sully Minner took advantage of the pitch and drove it into the outfield collecting 2 RBI's, Travis Knight was HBP and Dave Pruim drove in Minner  when a sharp hit ball to the 3rd baseman allowed the ball to go over the 2nd baseman's head and into the outfield but not far enough to score Knight. The Boars had re-taken the lead 7 to 5.

Travis Knight came on in relief and held the Knights scoreless in the 4th, 5th, and 6th.  The Boars however continued to add to their lead with Pletsch scoring in the 4th, and Pruim, Pfeiffer, Hall, Herold and Pletsch all scoring off hits by Markus Hall  and doubles from Herold and Pletsch in the 5th and going down in order in the 6th after 6 complete the Boars lead was 13 to 5.

But the Knights would not just go away quietly after a fly out to Stacey in Right by Bishop, Hutzleman hit a 2B, and singles by next 3 Knights batters brought in 3 runs and a 4th after the 7 hole hitter was retired and another single brought the 4th run to cross the plate in the inning with 2 outs. Knight K'd the last batter to take the win for the Boars. 

Travis Knight earned his 1st win of the 2018 season, to go along with his 2 saves. Knight had 4 IP, with 3 K's.

Dylan Pletsch took Boars Offensive player of the game, going 4 - 4 with a 2B,  3 RBI's, 2 SB.

Markus Hall takes a HM, going 3 -4 with 4 RBI'S and a 3B.

Jimmy Herold picks up a Defensive player of game along with Points to KJ Jimison for his work behind the plate.

Rain in the area forced the cancellation of game 2 with lightning striking as the players were getting ready to take the field the groundskeepers at Centerville High School recommended the cancellation and umpires and coaches conceded it was in the best interest to re-schedule.

The Boars got back to .500 and are off next week for the MVABL All Star game, at 5th 3rd Field in Dayton. Admission is free so come out and cheer for all the All Stars and the Boars All Star players, game time is 12:30 pm, with the Home Run Derby starting earlier that day at 10:00 am, Hope to see you there.

Boars Win 2 against Cardinals in Tabata's final games

By Joe Cantrell 06/10/2018, 8:45pm EDT

Dylan Pletsch goes complete in NO Hitter bid, Stacy and Knight combine in game 2

Belmont High School Dayton, Ohio.

The rain fell for most of game 1 as the visiting Cardinals came to Belmont High School to take on the Boars. It was somber day as The Boars bid a final farewell to 2017 Team  MVP Meade Tabata, Tabata called up from the waiting list in 2015 has been on the Boars since the beginning and yes it was rough at times. Meade is re-posting to Hawaii his home state so though we are sad he is leaving we are glad he is going home.

Rookie Dylan Pletsch took to the mound on the overcast day and retired the Cardinals in order while the Boars managed to get a runner to 3rd before being retired. Pletsch again retired the side in the top of the 2nd with a fly ball to right and 2 K's.  The Boars then struck first when Jimmy Herold singled and Travis Knight drew a  walk,  Jordan Overcash also walked,  then Boars shortstop Markus Hall singled driving in 2 runs. Boars led 2-0 after, 2 complete.

Pletsch hit a batter in the 3rd after striking out his 5th batter and got defensive help from Sully Minner on the 3-1 put out, and Hall on the 6-3 put out. The Boars struck hard and fast in the 3rd scoring 6 runs after Thomas Troy doubled and was driven in by Nick Stacy, Minner was HBP and was forced out on a 4-6 put out off the bat of Dave Pruim. Pruim reached on the fielders choice. Pruim, Herold  both scored when Jordan Overcash Doubled.   Travis Knight scored after walks issued to Hall and Tabata and Dylan Pletsch was walked scoring Knight. The Boars came away with 6 and led 8-0. 

In the 4th Pletsch gave BB and a Fielders choice allowed the 3rd base runner to reach after the walk. The base runner was retired at 2nd. Pletsch got a flyout and another K raising the total to 6. The Boars put 3 more on the board after Walks to Stacy and Pruim brought Jimmy Herold to the plate and he hit it, Clearing the right center-field  fence for a 3 run home run extending the Boars lead to 11 - 0.

In the 5th the Pletsch went back to work and struck out the side. When the Boars put 4 more on the board the game was out of reach for the Cards and Pletsch picked up the win and the No Hitter the 3rd Boars pitcher to pick one up he joins Brandon Lucas and Travis Knight for the top pitching honors for the rookie pitcher. As the Cards fall to the Boars 15-0.

In the 2nd game the Boars sent Nick Stacy to the Hill to battle the Cardinals. The Visiting Boars struck in the first when Hall hit a single stole 2nd and scored on a Fielders choice by Dylan Pletsch.  Stacy retired the first batter with a K before giving up a double.  when the base runner tried to take 3rd catcher Jimmy Herold threw him out. some great defensive plays by the Boars infield prevented any runs from crossing and the lead was Boars 1 Cardinals 0

The Boars went down in the 2nd without much of an argument only Jimmy Herold reached first base with a single, and the Cardinals Marcus Medina homered to left tying the game 1 to 1.

In the top of the 3rd Stacy got the help he needed from his team, Overcash popped out to right but Markus Hall turned on a pitch a drove it over the right center-field fence for first home run of the year, later in the at bat Tabata, Pletsch and Stacy all crossed the plate in the inning, and the Boars lead was 5 to 1. The Cards in the bottom of the 3rd managed a couple base-runners and a couple hits and an uncharacteristic error by Thomas Troy the Boars Rookie second baseman. And at the end of 3 Boars lead was still 5 to 1.

In the 4th the Boars went down 1,2,3 as they worked over the Cardinals second baseman. and the Cardinals added 2 more runs off back to back doubles, then Stacy righted the ship and struck the final 2 batters Boars lead was cut 5 to 3.

But the Boars responded with 2 of their own in the 5th when lead off hitter Markus Hall took a ball to the gap and wound up standing on third with a triple leaving him a double short of the cycle. He scored on Meade Tabata's 2nd hit of the day, while Tabata scored off the single of Thomas Troy . When the Cardinals went down in order from the arm of Travis Knight brought in to close it out for Nick Stacy. Knight managed to induce a grounder to first baseman Sully Minner who took it himself and Knight then struck out the next 2 batters.  Boars lead after 5 was still 7 to 3.

After a ground out and a strike out Jordan Overcash singled bringing Markus Hall up for his attempt for a double and the complete cycle, but it was not meant to be as he popped out to right field. The Cardinals put up one in the 6th to close to 3 runs but that was all as the Boars still led 7 to 4 going into the 7th.

The Boars Catcher Meade Tabata in his final at bat singled and advanced as far as 2nd but the Boars then went down in the top half of the 7th. The Cardinals last at bat saw a Strike out from the lead off the 7th combined from Stacy and Knight then a ground out to 2nd and the final out of the inning went to Jordan Overcash creeping on the grass to flip to Minner and the Boars took both games. 

Stacy got the win with 4 innings pitched 4 K's with 3 earned and Knight picks up his 2nd save on the year with 3 innings 3 K's 1 earned run

The Boars next week travel to Howell field to take on the Slammers at 1pm 


Boars Take 2 from Royals

By Joe Cantrell 06/03/2018, 10:00pm EDT

Thomas Troy goes long in Game 1 While Herold and Tabata each get HR in game 2

Belmont High School June 3, 2018. 

On turn the Clock back Day in the MVABL some of the old team jerseys were on display on the players, as the Royals hosted the Boars in game 1. Managers Joe Cantrell and Mark Franklin each wore respective Home and away 1999 Devil Rays Jerseys from the Championship season for the Devil Rays when they played on the same squad. 

The Boars jumped on the Royals starter quick Tabata and Pletsch each singled and Rookie Thomas Troy blasted a shot to the hill in center clearing both fences at Belmont High school and the new library construction site. Minner singled and Cash doubled over the fence when Jimmy Herold singled driving in the 2. Herold advanced to 3rd when Zach Stacey doubled. Herold scored off the single by DH Joe Cantrell as the Visiting Boars had put up 6 in their frame. Dylan Pletsch held the Royals to 1 run in the 1st Boars led 6 to 1.

In the 2nd the Boars started again with 2 outs when Troy drew a walk Nick Stacey and Sully Minner each singled and Jason Cash Tripled and scored when Jimmy Herold singled again driving him in Herold scored on an error in left,  and Greg Pfeiffer took a double. Pletsch stuck out the side in the 2nd retired the Royals in order in the 3rd but gave up 2 in the 4th while the Boars still led 11 to 3 after 4.

In the 5th after a couple scoreless innings for the Boars they managed 1 run in the 5th again from Jimmy Herold after a double Herold advanced on WP and Greg Pfeiffer drove him in on a F/C with Pfeiffer retired at first. Boars lead was 12 to 3.

The Boars added 2 more in the 6th after Meade Tabata was hit by a pitch,  moved up when Pletsch was walked he then stole 3rd and Pletsch scored on a sac fly by Thomas Troy. Pletsch stumbled in the 5th giving up 7  and the Boars clung to a 2 run lead 12 to 10 when they added the 2 runs to bring it to 14 to 10, Pletsch gave way to Nick Stacey to finish Stacey allowed a couple hits and a few BB but no runs crossed on his way to his first Save of the year.

In the top of the 7th the Boars added 3 more runs Pfeiffer singled, Hall was HBP and Tabata Doubled and scored when Pletsch doubled. The Boars took game 17 to 10

In the late game The Boars sent Jason Cash to the Hill against the Royals Michael Cookson, The Home Boars kept the visiting Royals in check while they pushed a run across in the 1st to lead 1 to 0.

The Royals tied it in the 2nd getting one of their own when an untimely error popped up from 2nd base. The Boars again took the lead in the bottom of the 2nd after Minner Walked,  Jimmy Herold launched a Home Run driving in 2 runs over the center field fence  at Belmont. Boars led 3 to 1.

Cash was able to keep the Royals from scoring in the 3rd and the Boars still led 3 to 1.  in the 4th a double from Koogler and a Home Run added to the score for the Royals and left the game tied in a 3 to 3 dead lock. While Cookson had gotten his composure and was cruising retiring the Boars in order in both the 3rd and the 4th innings and with only a single from Zach Stacey in the 5th the Boars were quiet. 

Cash was also dealing but with help from the defense and himself a fly ball to right found its way into Sully Minner's glove though even he might confess it was reminiscent of Willie Mays as he was on a dead sprint to the fence when the ball fell in to his glove over his shoulder. Cash then picked off a runner at 2nd for the 3rd out. In the bottom of the 6th Meade Tabata said he was feeling extra innings today and parked a long fly ball into the construction site at the new library, giving the Boars the lead 4 to 3.

Cash set his sights on the win and got smith to pop out to 3rd on a foul ball Struck out Reuman and got a long flyout from Ramsey that was caught in Center by Pletsch  to seal the win for the Boars.

The Boars return to Belmont next week to take on the Cardinals in a DH at 1 and 4 

Game 1 Boars Player of the Game


Jimmy Herold going 3 for 4 with 3 Runs scored 3 hits and 3 RBI's 1 2B

Thomas Troy and Meade Tabata get mention Troy, 1 for 3 with HR 2 Runs scored and 1 Sac 4 RBI's while Tabata was 2 for 4 3 Runs scored  1 2B and a SB

Boars Defensive player of the Game Nick Stacey with the save a hold and 0 runs allowed with 2 K's

Game 2 Player of the game 

Boars Defensive Player of the game goes to Jason Cash 7 innings pitched 4 K's allowing 2 Earned Runs and getting the win 

Offensive Player of the game goes to Meade Tabata HR in the bottom of the 6th for the win

Jimmy Herold - Hr with 2 RBI's to give the Boars the lead in the 2nd. 

Boars, Rangers split DH at Belmont

By Joe Cantrell 05/20/2018, 7:00pm EDT

Each visiting team wins the hard way

Belmont High School, Dayton Ohio Sunday May 20th, 

The Boars and Rangers squared off for the first time this season in a double header originally scheduled for Centerville High School but, due to weather was moved to Belmont in Dayton Ohio. In the early game the visiting Rangers sent veteran Joe Becker to the mound to pitch against the Boars, While nick Stacy went to the mound for the Boars.

The strike zone was tight and a couple costly walk and an error left the Boars digging a hole early for their veteran Pitcher. The Rangers put up 3 in the top half of the 1st while the Boars bats remained sluggish from the Mothers day weekend break.Boars in the first 3 innings could only put together a couple hits from Jimmy Herold, and Markus Hall after a couple base runners made it to base on a few miscues by the Rangers. after 3 the Rangers led 10 to 0 knocking Stacy from the game after a Grand Slam from Brandon Marshall for the Rangers.

Travis Knight came into pitch for the home club allowing 1 in the 3rd and 1 in the 4th. The Boars did finally break into the scoring column after Thomas Troy singled and the Rookis took over as Dylan Pletsch sent one sailing over the alleyway in right field for his 2nd homer on the season. The 6th was quit for both teams as the Boars still trailed 11 to 2.

The Rangers put up 5 more in the 5th and Becker went into cruise mode, after Herold grounded out to short Markus Hall, took a single and Meade Tabata pulled into 2nd with a double, Sully Minner hit a  RBI single with runners on 1st and 3rd and 1 out Thomas Troy Rookie #33 launched his first of the season to Center field  for a 3 run shot. Stacy and Cash both singled and were driven home by Brandon Lucas's double his 2nd hit in the game.The Boars came with 6 and trailed 16 to 8 but that's were the magic ended as the Boars fell to the Rangers 17 to 8.

Defensive Player of the game for the boars was Markus Hall, 6 assist and 1 put out with 1 error. 

Offensive player of the game was Thomas Troy going 3 for 2 with a home run and 3 RBI's

Honorable mention to Dylan Pletsch 1 for 3 with a 2 run home run for 2 RBI's


Game 2 saw the visiting Boars jump out to a 3 to 2 lead over the Rangers new pitcher scoring 3 in the 1st with Hall and Tabata scoring off Rookie Dylan Pletsch double and Pletsch scoring on Travis Knights first hit of the day. The Boars pushed  3 more across in the 2nd with Brandon Lucas,  Zach Stacy, and Markus Hall all getting home again with Dylan Pletsch providing the fireworks with another 2 RBI single.

Boars first round draft pick and team rookie of the year winner Brandon Lucas took to the mound and picked up the complete game. after allowing 2 in the 1st and just 1 more in the 5th Lucas went the distance allowing 3 earned in 7 innings and striking out 9 to get the win and to take Defensive player of the game.

The Boars added 4 in the 4th frame as K J Jimison singled and scored off a Meade Tabata Single and 2 RBI's also knocking in Markus Hall. Dylan Pletsch again singled with an RBI his 5th on the day and Jimmy Herold knocked in Pletsch with his RBI single. Lucas Struck out the side in the 6th and got his8th and 9th in the 7th and Markus Hall ended it on a grounder to short he tossed to first to end the game.

Offensive player of the game for the Boars was Dylan Pletsch going 3 for 3 with a double 2 singles and 2 runs scored with 5 RBI's

Markus Hall went 2 for 2 with 2 BB and 3 runs scored

Meade Tabata was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI 

Travis Knight went 2 for 4 with an RBI

W/L Record

Year Wins Losses
2017 10 14
2016 6 16
2015 1 25


Year Players
2018 Thomas Troy, Jimmy Herold, Dylan Pletsch, Sully Minner, Brandon Lucas
2017 Grant Mink, Meade Tabata, Joey Wilson
2016 Brandon Lucas, Doug Adkins, Zach Carroll
2015 Travis Knight, Eric Nelson

League Honors

Year Player Award
2017 Meade Tabata All MVABL 2nd team Catcher
2016 Brandon Lucas Draft Pick of The Year