Earlier in the season Christian Helsel was receiving playing time typical of a freshman, pinch hitting here and there, finding extra ABs at the end of games.
Now it may be hard to get the Pennsylvania native out of the lineup.
Due to injuries to converted second baseman Preston Overbey and shortstop Austin Anderson, Helsel was forced into extended duty.
Helsel didn’t disappoint. He excelled.
Helsel has started seven of the last eight games and is hitting .333 with five RBIs and two runs scored during that span.