Yet he was front and center in encouraging his team during pregame talks - in whatever role he played for the day - and in the dugout when the Eagles came to bat.
"He's one of those kids you look up to," Webb said. "No matter what he was going to do or how he was going to act, the kids were going to run with it.
"I listened to one of his stories. It was well put together, well thought out and very humorous."
He took that role as seriously as he did his swing.
"One day before a game, I was thinking of something to get them ready," Heleine said, "just trying to imagine one person who would get them relaxed."
So was born a character that had his teammates laughing hysterically before games, providing a relaxed approach to the game.
All the same, Heleine really got the Eagles excited when he smacked home runs.
His favorite came early in the season when he hit a grand slam - one of two for him this season - against Berkeley Springs to propel the Eagles to a come-from-behind win.
Another important one came during his first at-bat during the regional championship game against Hampshire. The next time up, the Trojans intentionally walked Heleine, putting two runners on base for Troy Markley, who promptly whacked a two-run double that proved significant in a 4-3 win over Hampshire - which, like Hedgesville, put together its best baseball season ever.
"There were times this year when he got his intentional walks," Webb said, "and there were times when teams came after him, and the majority of those times, he made them pay."
Heleine never envisioned himself hitting 16 home runs during his senior season.
He would've been content in doubling his junior year output of two as he adjusted to the lesser-potent bats put into use in high school play a year ago.
"I was hoping for four at least," Heleine said.
Heleine doubled that junior-year production in one day alone when he belted four home runs in a doubleheader against Class AA state runner-up Fairmont.
He's always been a power hitter, though.
Starting with a tee-ball game when he knocked the ball out of the park and knocked an unaware woman out of the bleachers, Heleine has continued hitting home runs. He said he's hit some 50 homers going back to the youth leagues as he heads to play college ball.
He finished with a school-record 26 homers at Hedgesville.
Although Heleine verbally committed early to Shepherd, the alma mater of his coach, the success Heleine has had this season has increased his opportunities, including from some Division I schools. He's exploring his options.
Whatever his future holds, Heleine knows he left Hedgesville as a state champion - in Heleine's eyes, his biggest prize - and as the best player in the state.