Milford High School senior Ty Helton will continue his baseball career next year on the collegiate level after he recently accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Helton had originally committed to Olivet Nazarene University pending the outcome of his application to West Point, but will instead attend the U.S. Military Academy and be a member of its baseball team.
Helton earned first team All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference honors as a designated hitter last season, when he batted .375 with 12 doubles, two home runs and 19 RBI. He was also the team’s offensive player of the year and earned a spot on ECC All-Academic Team. As a sophomore, Helton appeared in 21 games, hitting .292 with four doubles and 16 RBI. The Army baseball program is currently led by interim head coach Matt Reid, a six-year member of the Black Knight staff, entering his first year as head coach. Army finished the 2013 season with a 29-23 record and earned an NCAA Regional berth after winning the Patriot League title. So far in 2014, the Black Knights are 5-4 overall. Ty is the son of Paul and Joy Helton.