2019 Opening Day Wild Boars Squad
Dylan Pletsch #12 2018 Boars Team MVP
May 5, 2019
Howell Field, Dayton Ohio.
The Double Header season opened for the Boars who hosted the Knights in game 1 of DH at Howell Field. Both teams made it through 3 innings with little action and no runs scored, in the 4th the Knights Conner Bishop had a base hit and made to 3rd but was left stranded as the Boars defense and pitching shut down the attack.
The Boars lead off hitter in the home 4th, Jimmy Herold singled and advanced to 3rd on a throwing error that allowed Gary North to 2nd. Matt Seibert hit a double to the gap, and Sully Minner hit a single driving in North and Seibert and the Boars were on the Board at 3 to 0.
In the 5th The Boars added 2 more when Markus Hall singled, followed by Dylan Pletsch's single, Hall went to 3rd, on a sacrifice fly by Herold, Pletsch then stole 2nd. Gary North drove in 2 with an RBI single Boars lead was 5 to 0.
In the 6th the Knights broke up the shutout when Tom Ricciardi, drove a ball over the left field fence, for the score of 5 to 1 and that proved to be the final in the game. as the Boars went silent in the 6th and the game ended on a fly out by Alec Hutzleman to CF, Jacob Cooper snagged it to end the game.
Sid Sirinvasan went the complete game with, 7 innings giving up 1 earned run, allowing 5 hits, 2-BB, and getting 5-K's.
Boars Offensive player of the game was Gary North going 2 for 3 with 1 RS, and 2 RBI's
Boars Defensive player of the game was Jimmy Herold, 3B with $-A and 1-PO
After an awards ceremony for presentations of the 2018 team awards to Jimmy Herold and Dylan Pletsch. The Boars went on to play visitors in the late game. They wasted little time in staking their pitcher to 5 run lead in the 1st. Hall pulled a BB and avoided the DP on a F/C from Pletsch. Herold singled scoring Hall, and was driven in by Minner along with Seibert and North. Minner was then driven in by Pfeiffer on a double, when it was over the Boars had given starting Pitcher a 5 run lead to work with.
Veteran right handed pitcher, P.J. Dobbins took the mound. Things started a little rocky in his first appearance of the season, after a base hit and an error from 3B, Sid Sirinvasan and another single scored 2 runs the defense clamped down with an, FO-7 and a 5-3 and Sully Minner at first, recording the 3rd out un-assisted. The Boars lead was cut to 3, at 5 to 3.
Neither team scored again until the 5th when the Boars CF, Jacob Cooper doubled and scored, off a Dylan Pletsch double, Pletsch then stole 3rd and scored on Gary Norths double. The Boars had reclaimed the 2 runs given up and now led by 5 again, 7 to 2.
Dobbins had settled and was rolling along with minimal hiccups now. Dobbins gave way to Brandon Lucas in the 6th, and the Knights managed to scratch out another run to give them 3. Rich Navratil gave way to Zach Carroll on the mound and the Boars added 2 more in the 6th and 4 in the visiting 7th.
After Lucas struck out the first batter in the home half of the 7th he issued a walk to Jarel Bristol, who was caught stealing in the 3rd inning and thrown out by catcher Jimmy Herold, and slap tag by 2nd baseman Markus Hall, Bristol had came up hobbling a little after the attempt, but still always dangerous. Alec Hutzleman grounded into the 6-4-3 double play to end the game.
Dobbins collected win #1 on the season going 5 innings allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, and 3 K's
Lucas collects first save on the season allowing 1 earned run and 2 K's
Boars Offensive player of the game was Sully Minner, 2 for 4 with 2-RS, 5-RBI's and 2- 2B
Boars Defensive Player of the game SS Matt Seibert 2-PO, 2-Assists, 1-DP
The Boars will be off for Mothers day weekend and will return to action on, May 19th with a split DH between the Knights and the Machine at Centerville High school check out our Facebook page for times and updates, Hope to see you there.
Bellbrook High School, Eagle Field. April 28,2019
The Wild Boars quest to remain unbeaten in 2019 came to a halt on Sunday as the Boars took on the last seasons defending Champions and fell 4 to 2.Jeff Beall tossed 8 innings on way to his 2nd win on the season while, Nick Bozman fresh from the Normal Cornbelters in 2018 picked up the save.
The Boars managed to keep the Slammers off the board in the 1st after Slammers 2nd baseman Tanner Lilly hit a single, reached 3rd on a throwing mistake, but when he tried to come home on a F/C from Dean Grandfield, Boars 3rd baseman thew a strike to catcher Gary North who tagged Lilly out Grandfield reached on the F/C, The Boars where unable to push across the runs needed to take down the Slammers though they had chances, 2nd year player Tyler Pennington #00 hit a double in his first at bat in 2019 but was stranded at 3rd in the 3rd inning.
Again the Boars were poised to score in the 5th, after Pennington drew a base on balls, And Boars 2nd baseman Markus Hall, hit a single and rookie Matt Seibert, got his first single and with bases loaded the Boars looked to get a couple runs but came up short again.
In the 7th the Boars pushed a run across after Pennington walked his 2nd on the day. Hall walked and rookie Sean Johnson hit the gap with a double, Pennington scored to break up the shutout, while Hall who had to hold just enough wound up at 3rd. Slammers lead was now 3 to 1.
The Boars 2nd run came off a couple more hits from the rookie class of 2019, Steven Zimmerman got his first hit while rookie starting pitcher, Sid Srinivasan picked up another hit and an RBI on the year scoring Zimmerman.
After giving back 1 run to make the final score, Slammers 4 and the Boars 2, the loss puts the Boars at 500 on the Year. Pitcher Sid Srinivasan pitched 8 strong innings allowing 4 runs, 2 earned, on 5 hits 6 K's and is turning out to be a workhorse on the mound for the team. Gary North came out in the 9th to face 5 batters and getting 1 strike out.
Boars Rookie Shortstop Matt Seibert picks up his first Boars Player of the game Seibert recorded 1 P/O and 5 assist.
Boars Offensive Player of the Game came down to 2 between Pennington and Johnson but the Stolen base put him up. Sean Johnson was 2-5 with a double, 1 RBI, 1 S/B.
The Boars head to Howell Field in Dayton to face the Knights on Sunday May 5th in a Double Header come out and see the Boars and the Knights.
Howell Field, April 7,2019
Dave Pruim, the Wild Boars 2nd year veteran right handed pitcher, notches his first victory of 2019, and the gets the first Boars win on Opening day in Team history.
The Boars and the Machine squared off on opening day 2019 And the Boars came away with the win 13 to 2, over last years MVABL League season runner ups, The Mad River Machine. The Boars struck in the bottom half of the 3rd, after both teams went quietly through the first 2 innings without scoring. The Boars J.R. Nixon laced a double off the fence and later scored off an RBI single by Boars Shortstop Markus Hall.
Dave Pruim helped himself reaching after an error and Jimmy Herold was issued a base on balls. New rookie Sean Johnson, added an RBI single. 2nd year player and 2018 Boars team MVP Dylan Pletsch cleared the bases when he hit a ball to the fence collecting 3 RBI's and standing up into 2nd. Pletsch later scored after stealing 3rd, and was drove in by Gary North the Boars Catcher. The Boars led 6 to 0 after 3 innings.
The Boars added 1 in the 4th inning and 2 in the 5th inning after Sean Johnson hit a double and scored on a SAC fly by Sully Minner, Dylan Pletsch scored again on the single by Gary North. Boars lead increased to 9 to 0 over the Machine.
Dave Pruim pitched 5 complete giving up 1 hit, 1 BB, 0 runs, and striking out 7. gave way to Boars new Rookie pitcher Sid Srinivasan, who picked up where Pruim left off. Striking out 2 and inducing a pop up to 3rd baseman Jimmy Herold. An error allowed the Machine's first run in the 7th but the Boars added 3 more of their own off a single by Markus Hall, and a HBP to Sean Johnson and Dylan Pletsch having a monster day drove them in with a triple. Sully Minner drove in Pletsch and the Boars lead increased to 12 to 1.
Brandon Lucas was brought on to close the game in a non-save situation allowed 1 run after a walk a stolen base and a fielders choice. Brandon struck out the last 2 batters he faced Boars first win on opening day in franchise history 13 to 2.
In all 3 Boars Pitchers combined for 9 innings with 2 runs, 1 earned, 3BB, 2 Hits, and 13 Strike outs.
Wild Boars Offensive player of the Game was Dylan Pletsch going 2 for 4 reaching on an error with a Double and a Triple and 2 stolen bases, scoring 3 times and driving in 5 RBI's
Wild Boars Defensive player of the game was Markus Hall with 2 put outs and 5 assist and 0 errors.
The boars will return to action next week at Gastineau field in New Carlisle, Ohio against the Kettering Royals, come out and catch a game.
|2018||Thomas Troy, Jimmy Herold, Dylan Pletsch, Sully Minner, Brandon Lucas, Markus Hall|
|2017||Grant Mink, Meade Tabata, Joey Wilson|
|2016||Brandon Lucas, Doug Adkins, Zach Carroll|
|2015||Travis Knight, Eric Nelson|
|2018||Joe Cantrell||2018 Coach of the Year|
|2018||Dylan Pletsch||All MVABL 1st Team OF|
|2018||Markus Hall||All MVABL 2nd Team SS|
|2018||James Jimmy Herold||All MVABL 2nd Team Catcher|
|2017||Meade Tabata||All MVABL 2nd team Catcher|
|2016||Brandon Lucas||Draft Pick of The Year|