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Gerstner, Hughes team to blank Fatima

Gerstner, Hughes team to blank Fatima

March 22nd, 2011 in News

Zach Rockers is greeted at home plate by his Helias teammates after hitting a three-run home run in the top of the third inning of Monday's game against Fatima at Lions Field in Westphalia.

Photo by Stephen Brooks

WESTPHALIA - The Helias Crusaders got what they wanted and more from Monday's season opener. On the other hand, the Fatima Comets know it's a long season and it was just one game.

"If we can play this kind of team baseball, I feel pretty good about our chances of having a good season," Helias coach Chris Wyrick said after the Crusaders blanked the Comets 8-0 at Lions Field.

While the Comets were disappointed with the loss, it was just the first game.

"It's tough to open the season like this, but it doesn't scare us," Fatima coach Scott Kilgore said. "As soon as we find that chemistry, we're going to be extremely competitive, like we always are."