Blair Oaks gives Helias extra outs, Crusaders win 12-4

Helias second baseman Logan Gaines gets set to put a tag on Blair Oaks’ Derek Otto on a steal attempt during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game at the Falcon Athletic Complex. Otto was out on the play.

Helias second baseman Logan Gaines gets set to put a tag on Blair Oaks’ Derek Otto on a steal attempt during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game at the Falcon Athletic Complex. Otto was out on the play. Photo by Kris Wilson.

WARDSVILLE, Mo. — It’s not smart to give the Helias Crusaders extra outs. Blair Oaks found out that lesson the hard way.

Helias capitalized on three Blair Oaks errors, four walks and two hit batters to cruise past the Falcons 12-4 on Tuesday at the Falcon Athletic Complex.

“Good teams take advantage of those things,” Helias coach Chris Wyrick said, “and it’s good to see we’re starting to capitalize.”

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