Helper Legion team leads league standings
On Tuesday night the Helper Legion team played Taylorsville . They faced a few obstacles including a last minute venue change and coming off a long break. But after a slow start they pulled off a 6-5 comeback win in front of a supportive local crowd.
Dylan Vogrinec took the mound for Helper. He had a rocky start and allowed two runs in the first before settling in and throwing a complete game.
Coach Jeff Cisneros remarked, "I thought Dylan did a nice job. He hurt himself with a few walks but overall he pitched a great game to get the win. We had a week layoff for the Fourth of July and it looked early like our team was still on vacation. The game had to be moved to the CEU field in Price because our field in Helper had been watered all day and was unplayable. It took us a few innings to get going."
Taylorsville jumped out to a 4-0 lead and Helper could not getting anything going on offense. But the home town bats finally woke up in the fifth inning and they knotted up the game at four. The big hits in the inning came from Jaren McCourt and Clay Finkbiner.
Taylorsville regained the lead in the sixth inning with a run. But Helper was not ready to roll over just yet. Haden Basinger lead things off in the seventh with a infield hit. Julian Tamllos followed with a big double in the gap that scored Basinger and tied the game. Tamllos got to third on a throwing error with no outs. Kash Jewkes hit down the line past the third baseman to score Tamllos and sucure the win.
Helper ended with nine hits but made four errors that cost a few runs early in the game.
" I was proud of the way our guys battle back and got the win. I was on them the entire game to get going and they finally responded," added Coach Cisneros. "The game meant we took a two game lead on Taylorsville in the league standings and with the win our league record is now at 9-1. A lot of players stepped up and contributed in the win and it was good to see some confidence in some of our young guys grow."