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2019 Opening Day Wild Boars Squad

Dylan Pletsch #12 2018 Boars Team MVP

#21 Brian Erbe Boars Defensive Player of the Game 6-13-19 3 Assist, 1,PO

#6 Markus Hall Boars Offensive Player of the Game 6-13-19, 4 for 3, 3-RS, 2-RBI's, 1-2B, 1-3B

Greg Pfeiffer, HM Offensive POG, 3 for 4, 2-2B, 4 RBI's, 6-13-19

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Boars return from bye week to take on the Tribe

By Joe Cantrell 06/13/2019, 7:30pm EDT

Minner picks up first win on season

Oak Grove Park, Centerville Ohio, 6-13-19 

The Boars returned from the 2 week layoff and unleashed a Offensive barrage, that saw 14 hitters go to the plate and score 8 runs in the first inning. Boars second baseman Markus Hall pulled a lead off walk but was gunned down by catcher Difono Arnold trying to take 3rd base.  Sully Minner scored the Boars first run, and Hall after a redeeming single in his 2nd at bat of the inning, which drove  in a run, then scored the last run of the first inning.

It turns out that that would be all Sully Minner would need as he retired the Indians hitters, in both the 1st and 2nd innings, striking out the final 2 batters in the 2nd. The Boars then continued and added 4 more runs in the 2nd, to pull out to a 12 to 0 lead, Starting with another RBI double from Greg Pfeiffer his 2nd on the day with 3 RBIs.  Markus Hall cleared the bases with sharp hit drive just past the Center fielder Alan Dotson's glove, as he made the diving attempt, but Hall was already headed to 3rd, for his 2nd triple on the year. Hall scored when Sully Minner hit into a F/C but collected the RBI his 1st on the day.  

In the 3rd the first blemish showed itself on Minners pitching a BB was issued to the Indians pitcher, and after a single by Dotson advanced him to 2nd. Indians skipper Mike Golding hit a sharp shot to 3rd base,  which allowed Boars rookie 3rd baseman Brian Erbe to double off Avery, and throw Golding out at first for the 5-U-5-3 double play.   But the big bat of Mookie Holmes  ripped a triple to right field scoring Dotson and allowing the Indians first run.

Gary North led off the Boars 3rd with a single,  and Greg Pfeiffer swinging a very hot bat on the day,  reached on an error to load the bases. Just signed new rookie Conner Morris collected an RBI on a FC, And the Boars were back up by 12. 

The Indians went down in the 4th uneventful,  while the Boars added 4 more to pad the lead for their veteran pitcher.  Sully Minner took a lead off double and scored off Colin Minners single ironically giving him his 2nd RBI, as the Minners continue to keep pace with each other. C. Minner  went to 3rd on a double by Gary North, who were both brought in by Brian Erbe's Double along with his 2 RBI's. Erbe scored on Greg Pfeiffer's 3rd hit on the day and collected his 4th RBI on the day.  As the Boars lead increased to 17 to 1.

Greg Pfeiffer came on in relief and had some struggles before settling down. After hitting the first batter and giving up a hit to lead off hitter Alan Dotson, Peiffer, struck out Golding and but then gave up a walk.  A fly out to center allowed another run to score and then back to back hits scored another run. Pfeiffer then struck out the last batter for his 2nd on the day.  The score had gone to the Boars 17 and the Indians 5.

The Boars came up with the top of the order up, Markus Hall led off with a double, leaving him just a homer short of the cycle, Minner hit a single, and collected his 2nd RBI on the day.  Jimmy Herold hit a double which scored Minner, after back to back walks loaded the bases, Brian Erbe was hit by a pitch ending the game at 20 to 5.

Brian Erbe takes Boars Defensive Player of the Game, for 3- Assist and 1 PO with the 5-U+5-3 double play.

Markus Hall Takes Boars Offensive player of the Game, going  3 for 4, with a single, a Double and a Triple 1- BB, 3 runs scored.

Greg Pfeiffer takes the honorabl Mention this week going 3 for 4 with, 2- Doubles, 2, Runs and 4-RBI's 

The Boars are off for Fathers day weekend and want to wish all Fathers the best day with their families. The Boars return to action on 6/23/2019 at Middletown Madison against the Redlegs in a DH starting at 1:00 pm. Come out and see the Boars and the Redlegs.  


Boars win in night game but suffer devastating loss

By Joe Cantrell 05/30/2019, 7:45am EDT

Pruim, Starts but goes down North and Pletsch step up

Oak Grove Park, Washington Twp. Centerville Ohio Tuesday May 28th.

The Wild Boars still on their road trip returned to Oak Grove Tuesday evening for the 1st night game of the season, for the rain make-up game with the Dayton Rangers.

The Boars were able to win the game their 5th consecutive win and a teams best. But in the contest suffered a huge devastating loss. 2nd year pitcher David Pruim while in the 2nd inning with the Boars up 2 to 1 over the Rangers, Pruim was delivering a pitch when he broke his humerus bone in his pitching arm.  Boars Managers, players as well as members from the Rangers, rushed to the mound, medics in Washington Twp. were called and Pruim was removed from the field with applause from the fans and opposing players for respect. 

Dave Pruim as he is known to his team mates was off to his best start with 2 wins on the season with 2.08 ERA and 21 strikeouts he was leading the team in pitching categories, at the plate he was averaging .333. Pruim had surgery on the arm today 5/29/19 and is doing well when we spoke to him at Miami Valley South Hospital.

Stepping in to fill his place was Gary North, North and the Boars defense went back and forth with the solid Rangers led by Jonmarc Lippencott with opposing pitchers Joe Becker the starter and Ben Schooler who took the loss.

The Boars at one point led 4 to 2 with Dylan Pletsch hitting his 1st home run of the season. But the never go away Rangers tied it in the bottom of the 3rd 4 to 4. 

In the 4th the Boars scored when Boars rookie Brian Erbe got a single, and came home on a error. But the Rangers tied it again 5 to 5.

In the 5th Jimmy Herold was HBP and scored off Matt Seiberts single, the Boars led 6 to 5. But Ben Schooler had other plans and hit a home run to the right center gap, to tie the game at 6, and this game looked as if it was going to go back and forth and continue into extras.  

The Boars scored in the 6th when Dylan Pletsch was HBP and Jimmy Herold Doubled. And Herold scored when Colin Minner, who was held in check most of the night, singled and the Boars lead was 8 to 6. But here came the Rangers, after hitting back to back singles they were threatening again.  But after a fly ball to right split the runners at 1st and 3rd a sharp hit ground ball to Markus Hall at 2nd base started the 4 to 6 to 3 double play and Rangers threat was over. 

The Boars added an extra run the 7th, and brought on 2nd year pitcher Dylan Pletsch to close it. after a ground out to 2nd Nick Gilmore doubled. Pletsch struck out the 3rd batter he faced but Gilmore scampered home on a pitch that went wide of Jimmy Herold. after a walk Pletsch settled and struck out the 5th batter giving himself the Save and preserving the Boars win.

Dave Pruim pitched 1 1/3 inning giving up 1 earned run and striking out 2.

Gary North went 4 2/3 innings giving 5 runs 4 earned striking out 2 earning his 1st win of the season.

Dylan Pletsch got the save with 1 inning pitched.

Markus Hall, was the Boars defensive Player of the Game with 4 assist and 2 PO

Jimmy Herold, was the Boars offensive Player of the Game going 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs.

The Boars will be off on a Bye for June 2nd but return June 9th against the Slammers come out and see us.

Split DH brings 2 wins for the Boars over Knights and Machine

By Joe Cantrell 05/20/2019, 12:45pm EDT

Minner Brothers go on offensive tear

Centerville High School, Centerville Ohio May 19, 2019

The Boars looked to improve on the hot start they have had in 2019 by visiting both the Knights in game 1, and the Machine in game 2, at Centerville High School.

The Boars jumped out early on the Knights and led 3 to 1 after one inning. The Boars added 4 runs in the 3rd and 4 runs in the 4th with back to back home runs from Rookie 3rd baseman, Colin Minner and 2nd year Boars veteran, Gary North. At the end of 4 complete the Boars lead was 11 to 1. 

The Knights added 1 run in the 5th and 3 in the 7th but could not close up any more as the stout Boars defense held strong. 

Dave Pruim went 6 2/3 Innings for the win allowing 3 hits, 4, runs, 2 earned 2 BB and 12 K's.

Offensive highlights include

Sean Johnson, 3 SB. 

Sully Minner and Sean Johnson went, 3 for 5

Sully Minner, Colin Minner, each had1 - 2B, Steven Zimmeman had 2, 2B.

Gary North and Colin Minner each had Home Runs.


Sully Minner and Gary North, had 2 each,  Steven Zimmerman had 3, Colin Minner had 4.

Defensive Player of the game was Sully Minner with 6 PO's and 1 assist.

While Offensive player of the game went to Colin Minner 2 for 4 with a 2B, HR and 4 RBI's 


In the late game the Machine came calling on the visiting Boars, and brought their new pitcher who was able to keep Boars hitters baffled in both the 1st and 2nd innings, But the 3rd inning brought the top of the order back up and the 2nd time through, proved problematic for the rookie pitcher. The Boars managed 5 runs in the 3rd, 1 in the 4th and 1 in 5th to lead 7 to 3.

The Machine countered in the home half of the 5th with 6 runs led by Paul Wilson in his return to the Machine lineup. The Machine  subsequently took a 2 run lead. Which was short lived in the top of the 6th as Gary North hit a ball to the gap that rolled to the wall, pulling into 3rd standing but when a throw went off the mark allowed North to go home. Not to be outdone Markus Hall blasted a ball to the gap in right center that also went to the wall, Hall dug to 3rd and again the off mark throw allowed Hall to go Home with back to triples and runs. The Boars had reclaimed the lead and put up 8 runs to lead by 6 , 15 to 9.

The Machine did not score in the 6th, but added 1 in the 7th to close to within 5, 15 to 10.

But the Boars were not done in the 8th, led by the new Pitcher of record  Steven Zimmerman and the Rookie Colin Minner, Zimmerman singled and Minner blasted his 2nd Home Run in as many games on the day. The Boars added 4 in the 8th, and 6 in the 9th to put 25 runs on, The Machine added 3 in the 9th but it was not enough as 2nd baseman Markus Hall took the last relay to end the game. Boars win 25 to 13. 

Gary North Started the game and went 4 1/3 7 earned runs 7, K's  while Rookie Steven Zimmerman collects the win going 4 innings with 3, K's 2 earned.

Defensive Player of the game goes to Matt Seibert SS, 7, Assist 2, PO.

Other highlights include

Markus Hall was 4 for 4 while Steven Zimmerman was 3 for 4,           Sean Johnson and Dave Pruim had Stolen Bases


Gary North and Greg Pfeiffer had 1, Steven Zimmerman and Jimmy Herold had 2, David Pruim had 3, Sully Minner and Markus Hall had 4 while Rookie Colin Minner had 6

Triples Both Markus Hall and Gary North had triples stand up with throws off mark could have gone inside the park but was 3B.

Colin Minner went for a Home Run and a triple away from the cycle.

Offensive Player goes to Colin Minner going 5 for 5, single,  2 doubles, HR, 6 RBI's, HBP. 


Boars next game is Tuesday May 28th at 7:00 pm as they return to Oak Grove Park in Centerville Ohio  


Boars start DH season get 2 wins over Knights

By Joe Cantrell 05/06/2019, 2:15pm EDT

Sirinvasan gets win with complete game

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.

Boars come up short fall to Slammers

By Joe Cantrell 04/30/2019, 5:15pm EDT

Boars fall to 500 on season


Bellbrook High School, Eagle Field. April 28,2019

Bellbrook, Ohio. 

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.  

W/L Record

Year Wins Losses
2018 12 13
2017 10 14
2016 6 16
2015 1 25


Year Players
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

League Honors

Year Player Award
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