GILLETTE, Wyo. — Why not the Helena Senators? A 5-2 victory over Yakima Valley on Saturday sends them to their second-straight Championship Sunday, this time at the Northwest Regional Tournament.
Forrest Suero. Photo by Jason Brent, Zoom Action Photography
“[Another] game with our backs against the wall,” Senators head coach Jon Burnett said. “These guys fight. It was awesome...They believe in each other and that’s all we need. Just one game at a time.”
In its last five elimination games, Helena is 5-0 and has played the last trio of contests in win-or-go-home fashion. Time after time, the Senators have come through and sit just a pair of wins away from making the trek to Shelby, North Carolina, for the Legion World Series.
“We’re just going into each game thinking there’s no reason to be nervous,” Saturday’s starting pitcher Tyler Tenney said. “We’re just trying to play for one more day with each other, and keep trying to move along.”
Trailing in the fourth inning, Helena stormed back with five runs over a three-inning span to grab the advantage. Forrest Suero was right in the middle of that effort with singles in the third and fifth innings.
Tyler Tenney. Photo by Jason Brent, Zoom Action Photography