After a slow first inning, the Helper American Legion baseball team scored four runs in the second en route to a 10-0 win against Judge Monday, in just five innings.
“I was very happy with the way we swung the bat,” Helper Manager Jeff Cisneros said. “Our defense was very good as we made no errors.”
Cisneros got some good individual performances from the likes of Bryce Blackburn, Cole Fossat and Ridge Nielson, all of whom played on the state championship team from a year ago.
Blackburn finished the night with three singles and three RBIs. Fossat had two singles and a double and knocked in three as well. Fossat also picked up the win on the mound after going four innings and striking out five. Nielson had a 2-RBI single in the four-run second inning.
After no runs in the third inning, Helper added two runs in the fourth on an RBI double by Fossat and an RBI single by Blackburn. Fossat drove in two more on a single in the fifth and an RBI double by Blake Bean in the same frame pushed the score to 9-0. The final run came as Blackburn singled a runner home for his third hit of the game.
Helper now sits at 2-0 on the young season and is tied for first with Herriman, which owns a 3-0 record in the Salt Lake Valley League standings.
Runs Hits Errors
Judge 0 3 2
Helper 10 9 0
WP-Fossat, LP-Ramsey 2b-Fossat(H), Bean(H).
The team will travel to Corner Canyon Wednesday before hosting the annual Helper Tournament, which begins Friday and ends Sunday. Invited teams include Helper, PCH Baseball, Uintah and Idaho Falls in the red division, and Herriman, Price and St. George in the white.