Hits and wins continue to pile up for Helper Legion Team


The Helper American Legion team had a long day on Tuesday with a pair of games at two different fields. Helper and Price Legion teams squared off at 4:00 in Price at the USU Eastern Field for the first game. The hot Helper offense pounded out another 10 runs as they beat Price 12-1 in five innings of play.

East was waiting for Helper in the second game of the day at the Helper field. The result was a second league win on the day for the Helper team as they scored 11 runs on 11 hits to take down East 11-0. Helper has outscored their opponents 35-1 over the last four games.

Brandon Oliver pitched a complete game and gave up just the one run against Price.   Oliver also scattered three blasts, including two infield hits.  Bryce Blackburn , Dakota Cisneros, Derek Young and Jaren McCourt all had doubles . The game included a short delay for rain and lightning that moved into the area. Everyone on the Helper roster played in the game and had at least one at bat.

Coach Jeff Cisneros said after the game, “This was the second time we beat Price but this time it counted as a league game.   I thought both teams played extremely hard and both teams really played a good game.   Price made some outstanding defensive plays throughout the game. “

Team                     Runs      Hits        Errors

Helper                  12           10            0

Price                      1              3            3

WP-Oliver (H), LP-Zamantakis (P), 2b-Blackburn(H), Cisneros(H), Young(H), McCourt(H), 3b- Hathaway(P)

Helper also wasted no time in chalking up their second win of the night by dispatching East in a five inning shutout.  Young threw four solid innings and then Cole Fossat came in to close out the fifth with three quick strike outs. Young gave up only four hits on the night.

McCourt led the way going 3-3 for a single, double and a homerun.   Cole Fossat and Ridge Nielson both had doubles. Tyler Procarione went 2-2 with a pair of singles

“Our defense was once again strong and our offensive picked up where it left off against Price.   We pounded out 11 hits and 11 runs,” Coach Cisneros remarked, “The win puts us at 9-1 in league play and 16-2 overall.   In our three league games this week we outscored our opponents 35-1.   We are really playing well right now and hopefully we can continue to carry this momentum into the state tournament.   We are off the rest of the week and come back Monday night at home with Herriman.”

Team                     Runs      Hits        Errors

East                        0              4             3

Helper                  11            11             0

WP-Young (H), LP-Valles (E), 2b-Fossat(H), Nielson(H), McCourt(H), HR- McCourt

Helper will be at home on Monday night against Herriman. Game time is 7p.m.

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