Rose rebounds from rough start, gets win as Helias tops Kirksville

Helias starter Levi Rose delivers a pitch to a Kirksville batter during Friday night’s game at the American Legion Sports Complex in Jefferson City.

Helias starter Levi Rose delivers a pitch to a Kirksville batter during Friday night’s game at the American Legion Sports Complex in Jefferson City. Photo by Kris Wilson.

On his first pitch in his first varsity start Friday, Helias pitcher Levi Rose hit Kirksville leadoff batter Jonathan Broce.

Uh oh.

A handful of pitches and three batters later, Kirksville had one run on the scoreboard and the bases loaded.

Uh oh.

But Rose retired the next three Tigers on a strikeout, pop out and line out to end the inning with no more damage and sparked the Crusaders to a 5-1 victory at the American Legion Sports Complex.

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Rose allowed just two hits and a walk over the next ....

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