On Thursday evening, the Helper City Council was visited by Jeff Cisneros to once again discuss the use of the Legion Field.
Cisneros stated that, since they have the two new high school fields, they will not be using the Legion Field for the high school students this year. He believes that this is a good thing as it is hard to prepare the field this early in the year.
He also informed the council that they do plan to play legion ball again on the field.
“That’s never going to go away. This is the American Legion home and it always will be,” Cisneros stated.
He continued by expressing that so much time and money has been spent on the field that he intends to keep it the best as possible for as long as he can. Cisneros will have help from his son this year with coaching, with plans of him eventually taking over.
They are going to do work on the field as best as they can between now and the beginning of May, as tryouts are slated to begin around May 18. Cisneros requested assistance from the city in April in terms of watering and mowing, assuring that they will do the best they can following that.
The previous year was a huge success as far as the overall season went, with teams from Utah, Hawaii, Arizona and more. Visitors loved the atmosphere of Helper. They are bringing back the American Legion tournament this summer, which has not occurred in a number of years.
About eight teams have signed up thus far and the tournament is slated for June 10-13. Those interested in the tournament may follow Helper Merchants Baseball on Facebook for updates.
Then, issues with the scoreboard were discussed, with Cisneros explaining that it tends to shut down in the warmer weather. The council agreed that if this continues this year, they will have the scoreboard evaluated for maintenance.