HELENA – Winning aside, baseball players are usually working toward a common goal: getting called up to the next level.
For professionals, it’s getting the call up to the big leagues. In high school, it’s making the jump from JV to varsity, or in the Helena Senators’ case, Class A to AA.
“I was definitely a little nervous those first few games,” remembers Helena Capital’s Tyler Tenney, who will be a senior in the fall.
After dominating for the Class A Reps, the sure-handed shortstop was called up to AA during the 2019 season.
“(The nervous feeling) went away pretty quick,” he says. “In those first few games of the Keith Sell Tournament I was playing really good. So I kind of just settled in. I just didn’t even think about it after that.”
Forrest Suero, Gavin Thennis, and Tyler Tenney. Photo by Gary Marshall, BMGphotos.com