(Rochester, Minn.)— The Rochester Honkers announced today the signing Jackson Rose, a sophomore right-handed pitcher from Barton County CC in Great Bend, Kan.
Rose is 6-foot-2, 185-pounds and hails from Omaha, Neb. He is currently 2-1 with a 6.75 ERA. Rose has started four of his five appearances, tossing 22.2 innings, and striking out 28. His last outing was a complete game (7-inning) two-hit, nine strikeout shutout of Butler Community College on March 14th, as the Cougars downed Butler 5-0.
As a freshman, Rose went 6-2 with a 4.83 ERA. He finished the season with 39 strikeouts in 41.0 innings of work with a team-high 19 appearances.
Barton is in action again on Thursday, March 17th at home when North Iowa Area Community College comes to town for a doubleheader starting at 1:00pm. Rose is scheduled to start on Sunday, March 20th at home when Metropolitan Community College – Longview visits Barton for a doubleheader weekend, with two games on Saturday and two on Sunday.
Rose is being highly recruited by Wichita State, Illinois State, Missouri State and Nebraska Omaha.
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