Young baseball players and spectators will see a change in the baseball lineup this summer as the Helper American Legion team gives way to Utah’s Perfect Game league.
According to Jeff Cisneros, the former head coach for Helper American Legion, there will not be a team this year. Instead, local baseball players will have the opportunity to participate in Utah’s Perfect Game league.
“This summer league will ensure that our kids from incoming freshman to incoming seniors have a chance to play baseball this summer,” Cisneros explained. “We will play our home games in Helper and there will be plenty of baseball in Carbon County once again this summer. ”
Cisneros went on to explain that American Legion baseball is fading while new programs are coming to the forefront.
“It’s very sad to see American Legion baseball in the state of Utah slowly going away with all the new leagues taking precedence of the kids in the summer,” Cisneros said. “I really have no choice but to put our Carbon High baseball players into this league and continue to make our local programs better.”
Tryouts for Utah’s Perfect Game league will take place on Wednesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. at the Helper Legion Field.
“This tryout is for two teams made up of all incoming freshman through incoming seniors for next year’s school year,” said Cisneros. “We will have a team made up from the younger age group and also a team made up from the older age group.”
Those with questions regarding the league should contact Cisneros at (435) 820-8379.