Helper American Legion undefeated in league play
Last week Helper added a pair of wins to their record with a 11-3 win over Murray at home. They also beat East 11-3 and Taylorsville 14-5 to take their league record to 5-0 on the season.
On Tuesday, June 15, Helper played Murray at home and won 11-3. Dylan Vogrinec started on the mound and pitched five solid innings. Jaren McCourt came in in relief for the final two innings.
Bradon Bolotas had a double and a single. Keny Seals had a double and a homer. Daniel Peczuh added a couple singles.
"Overall we played a good game and everyone got a chance to play and contribute." commented Coach Jeff Cisneros.
Helper: 11 - 13 - 2
Murray: 3 - 4 - 2
WP-Vogrinec, LP-Howe. 2b-Bolotas(H), Seals(H), Madsen(M). HR-Seals(H).
On Wednesday they traveled to Hunter, but were only able to play two complete innings before the rain postponed the game Helper led 10-0 after two. They will finish the game up at a later date.
Then Helper headed back SLC to play East and get their second 11-3 in a week. Hayden Basinger threw five solid innings. Gage Bigelow came in for the final two.
Cisneros summed up the game, "We started out slow but picked up our intensity and finally put East away. Kash Jewkes, Peczuh and Seals all had multiple hits. We played very solid on defense and this was good win for us. The win puts us at 4-0 league play and tied for first with Taylorsville."
Helper: 11 - 9 - 1
East: 3 - 3 - 2
WP-Basinger, LP-Carlson. 2b-Jewkes(H), Seals(C).
Helper grabbed the top spot in the league with a win over Taylorsville on Monday night. That game was between the only two undefeated team in the league.
Taylorsville started off with a pair of runs to open it up. Helper countered by cutting the lead in half when Basinger went deep as the lead off batter. Taylorsville put up two more with a homer in the second. But it was the third inning when Helper torched the starting pitcher for Taylorsville with eight runs and knocked him out of the game. They never looked back. The final score ended up 14-5 in favor of Helper.
Bolotas pitched the entire game. He was backed up with some pretty good defense, but the story of the night was Helper's hitting.
They ended up with 16 hits on the night. Basinger had a double and a homerun. Tamllos had a double and two singles, Jewkes had a double and a single, Peczuh had a double, Rich had a double and a single and Josh Dension had a double and a single.
Cisneros was pleased, "When you hit like that you are going to win a lot of games. This was a great win against a team that is known for their baseball. The win puts us at 5-0 in the league and in first place by ourselves."
Helper: 14 - 16 - 2
Taylorsville: 5 - 5 - 2
"Overall it was a good week, we had good pitching,we played good defense and we swung a pretty good bat. Everyone is getting some time and it seems like we are constantly getting better," Cisneros said.
"This is a big week. We play Granger on Wednesday. Then our tournament starts Thursday night and we play at 5 p.m. on Thursday and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Sunday's games will be championship bracketed. Friday night's game with Highland will also count as a league game."