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The 19U Merchants competed in the state tournament, which took place the final week in July. Helper opened the bracket with a 9-5 win over Bear River followed by a win against Stansbury in a close 8-7 matchup.
The Merchants then found themselves on the wrong side of a one-run game as they lost to Mountain Crest 5-4 on Tuesday. With one loss under its belt, there was no room for errors from Helper. The squad then took on St. George on Wednesday, where it would fall 12-0 and drop out of the bracket.
Derek Robison had a great tournament at the plate. He went 5-11 (.455) with two doubles and four RBIs. In addition, Chet Anderson led the team in batting, averaging .462 while hitting with four runs scored.
Helper’s summer season has come to a close with a 15-4 record.