Crusaders avoid letdown, hammer Spartans

Helias pitcher Deion Hughes goes to the plate as Moberly’s Audi Weis (background) breaks for second during Tuesday’s game at the American Legion Post 5 Sports Complex.

Helias pitcher Deion Hughes goes to the plate as Moberly’s Audi Weis (background) breaks for second during Tuesday’s game at the American Legion Post 5 Sports Complex. Photo by Kelley McCall.

With a trio of one-run games last weekend in the Capital City Invitational, getting focused could have been an issue Tuesday for the Helias Crusasders.

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An early eight-run inning showed that it wasn’t.

“We were hoping to not have a letdown,” Helias coach Chris Wyrick said after the Crusaders blanked the Moberly Spartans 10-0 in a game halted by the run-rule in the bottom of the sixth inning at the American Legion Post 5 Sports Complex.

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