The MP softball and baseball teams were on the road to Keokuk Thursday for a pair of doubleheaders. In the softball game, Keokuk shut out the Panthers in game one, 12-0. Emily Prellwitz threw two strikeouts. Mandy White relieved, and struck out three. Haley Cowan had the lone hit for the Panthers. In game two, the Panthers fell 3-1. Sammi Goble struck out two, Allie Beaber was 2-3, and Leslie Taylor had a double and an RBI.
The Panther baseball team took both games from Keokuk last night, winning 14-3 in five innings in game one. Winning pitcher Braden Shull struck out 5, and improves his record to 4-0. Corbin Taylor pitched one inning and struck out three. Leading hitters were Cody Vaughn, Braden Shull, Jacob Miller, and Braden Shull Game two gave Mt Pleasant a 10-1 win. Henry Krieger-Coble pitched all 7 innings, and struck out 12. Next up, the Panthers travel to Williamsburg for tournament action Saturday. MP plays #10 Knoxville at noon, and will then play Williamsburg at 2pm.
Other area Softball yesterday:
WBND won over Central Lee 13-2
Holy Trinity 8, Danville 5
Columbus won over Wapello 9-4
Cardinal blanked New London 7-0
WMU eeked past Iowa Mennonite 8-7
Mediapolis beat Lone Tree 10-6
Washington split a doubleheader with #6 Ft Madison, 3-1, 1-11
Iowa Mennonite shut out WMU/WACO 18-0
Central Lee defeated Notre Dame 8-1
And #7 Pekin took two from Mediapolis 12-0, 10-3
TheKansas City Royals topped the Astros 5-2 last night, and picked up the win on the series. KC hits the road for action in Atlanta tonight to start off a 3 game series with the Braves. You’ – ‘ll hear it tonight, starting at 6, on KILJ AM 1130.
The 15th annual Eva Brown Memorial Walk/Run is coming up Saturday morning in Croton. Registration at the Croton Memorial Park shelter house begins at 8:00 …the Walk/Run starts at 9am. The Walk/Run is a three-mile course through Dick Wagner’ – ‘s beautiful wooded area adjacent to Shimek State Forest. Awards are presented to the top runners in each division. Entry fee is $15 and includes a t-shirt. All money raised goes towards nursing scholarships at SCC. Brochures are available at Southeastern Community College or receive complete pre-registration information by calling 754-8195.
Racing: Tonight at the Lee County Speedway – it’s Keokuk Community Night. Show your ID, and Keokuk residents get in for $5 dollars! And in honor of Father’s Day, it’s Dads and Dogs night, with dollar hot dogs for Dads and kids all night. Plus, kids can get race car rides. Modifieds, Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Sport Mods, and Wild Things will all be running. Pit gates open at 5:30, hot laps at 7, and racing starts at 7:30!
Saturday night at 34 Raceway It’ – ‘s Fan Appreciation Night! Complete with $5.00 grandstand admission, plenty of fun for the kids, and all Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in uniform get in free! Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, and double features for the 4 Cylinders will all be running. For more information go to www.34raceway.com.
The Iowa Corn Indy 250 will be burning up the track at the Iowa Speedway in Newton Sunday. KILJ AM 1130 will be broadcasting live, courtesy of Mt Pleasant Tire and Service beginning at 12:30pm. Don’ – ‘t miss a lap of the action!
Fort Madison Community Hospital will host a Coaches Clinic on Saturday, June 26. This free event is open to all area coaches, volunteer or employed, and will take place from 8am-3pm in the FMCH Conference Rooms. Fort Madison Community Hospital is dedicated to ensuring the safety and health of all area student athletes. This clinic is designed to provide area coaches with the tools they need to achieve that goal. The clinic will open with a keynote address from Iowa Wesleyan College’ – ‘s new head football Coach, Kent Anderson. Anderson came to IWC with a unique background, having spent the past 15 years as a head coach in Germany. University of Iowa Strength and Conditioning Coach Bill Maxwell will then present information on strength and conditioning training for your athletes. Maxwell is in his 14th season with the University of Iowa strength and conditioning staff. Sports Nutrition, physical therapy and injury prevention, athletes with asthma, dealing with concussions and basic injuries will all be addressed. Optional CPR training will be offered at 3:00pm for coaches needing certification. Coaching Continuing Education Credit will be available for attendees. This clinic is free to all area volunteer and employed coaches. Lunch will be provided. To reserve your spot, contact Katelin Dinwiddie at 319-376-2751.
On the sports schedule today: The MP Varsity softball team will be finishing a game against Keokuk today at 4pm that was previously rained out. That game will be followed by the MP JV playing a double header against Keokuk.