GILLETTE, Wy. — The Helena Senators are in full-on survive and advance mode. Seemingly always having a flair for the dramatic, Helena improved to 4-0 in its last quartet of elimination games between the AA state tournament and regionals with a 1-0 win over Cheyenne, Wyoming.
“Their pitcher was tough,” Senators head coach Jon Burnett said. “Mid- to upper-80s, sharp breaking ball. Got just enough in that first inning and had the right guy on the mound with Cy out there.”
Cy Miller was tougher for Helena. Pitching against a Division I commit in Colter McAnelly, the Senators’ southpaw out-dueled the future Missouri Tiger and pitched his squad into the next round of regionals.
“He’s our emotional team leader,” Burnett said of Miller. “We play well behind him on the mound and we know anytime he goes we have a good chance out there. That’s a team that’s almost won 70 games this year and he just shut them down. That’s awesome to see.”
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Cy Miller. Photo by Tycen Mooney.