Olympus next victim of Helper offense


Photos by Kraig Blackburn

Helper American Legion Baseball hit the road Wednesday for a game with Olympus in Salt Lake City. It was the first seven-inning game for quite a while for the Helper team, but it still shut out its opponent 9-0.

Jarod Lessar pitched a complete game and gave up just two hits in the shutout.

Helper scored two runs in the first on a double by Derek Young and single by Ridge Nielson. It wasn’t until the fifth before Helper added three more runs on singles by Dakota Cisneros and Dylan Vogrinec. Helper finished the game with a flurry of four runs in the seventh on a RBI single by Tyler Procarione and a two-RBI double by Mike Peczuh.

“Jarod once again did a very nice job and we played good defense behind him. Our offense started a little slower that it has the past couple games,” said Helper Coach Jeff Cisneros. “Overall, I thought we played a good game and we hung in and made some adjustments offensively later in the game. We had eight hits and we played flawless on defense.“

With the win Helper stands at 11-1 in the league and 18-2, overall.

Team                 Runs      Hits        Errors

Helper                  9              8              0

Olympus              0              2              1

WP-Lessar (H), LP-Bess (O), 2b-Young(H), Peczuh(H).

Four members from Helper will be represented at an all-star game this Saturday at Spring Mobile Ballpark at 7 p.m. The team will be back at home Monday, Thursday and Friday night next week. Saturday night will be the Salt Lake Valley League All-Star Game in Helper at 7 p.m.

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