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Helias gets past Jays for seventh place

Helias gets past Jays for seventh place

April 8th, 2012 in News

Helias second baseman Logan Gaines gets set to put the tag on Jefferson City's Dylan Brauner as he attempts to steal second base during Saturday's Capital City Invitational seventh-place game at Vivion Field.

Photo by Kris Wilson

After giving up 21 runs in the first two games of the Capital City Invitational, Helias was looking for a spark on the mound.

Senior Blake Monson was just the spark the Crusaders were looking for.

Monson tossed a four-hit shutout to lift the Crusaders to a 3-0 win against Jefferson City in the seventh-place game Saturday afternoon at Vivion Field in Jefferson City.

That came after a frustrating first game Saturday morning for Helias, as the Crusaders stranded 11 runners in an 11-5 loss to Blue Springs at the American Legion Sports Complex.