SPORTS JUNE 18, 2013

Written by on June 18, 2013 in Sports

Mt. Pleasant varsity softball team split in their road double header at Ft. Madison Monday night.  Ft. Madison won the opener 4-3 scoring their winning runs in the bottom of the 6th inning after M.P. had taken a 3-0 lead in the top half of that inning.  Hattie Leichty suffered the loss in the circle.  Leading the hitting was Leslie Taylor and Sammi Goble who were 2 for 4, Bailey Johnson had a double.

In the second game M.P. scored 3 runs in the top of the 5th and 4 runs in the top of the 6th inning to score the conference win.  Sammi Goble was the winning pitcher and she was 2 for 4 at the plate.  The Panthers are now 8-14 overall and 2-8 in the conference.

OTHER AREA SOFTBALL SCORES:  West Burlington-Notre Dame clobbered Harmony 16-0, Muscatine swept Burlington 5-0 and 3-0, Central Lee shut out Danville 15-0, Wapello edged Columbus Community 3-1, Cardinal scored a 4-3 win over Van Buren, Pekin defeated Winfield Mt. union 15-5.


Mt. Pleasant varsity baseball team split with Ft. Madison in Southeast Conference action, Bloodhounds rolled to a 9-1 win on the first game and Mt. Pleasant came back in the night cap to win 5-2.  Dustin Amos suffered the loss in the first game.  M.P. had just 4 hits in the 1st game and 2 errors.

In game 2 the Panthers won 5-2, Connor Shull pitched the win throwing a 3 hitter.  Leading the hitting for M.P. was Justin Dilks who had a double and drove in 2 runs.

OTHER AREA BASEBALL SCORES:  New London blanked Notre Dame 10-0, Wapello won over Columbus Community 18-0, L&M beat Mediapolis 3-0, Central Lee rolled over Danville 15-4, Van Buren edged Cardinal of Eldon 4-2, Keokuk defeated Holy Trinity Catholic 8-2.   

Burlington beat Muscatine 5-3 in the first game of a double header the second game was weathered out.


Former Mt. Pleasant Panther standout athlete Blake Heitmeier was named 2nd team All Iowa Conference in baseball as a utility player.  Blake is a senior at Simpson College in Indianola.

During his senior season he led the team and was second in the conference with an on base percentage of .493 and hitting .324.  Blake was walked 12 times and was hit by a pitch 23 times.  During the season Heitmeier played 2nd base, third base, right field and designated hitter.  Blake is coaching the freshman baseball team at Indianola High School this summer.


Mikaela Foecke continues to polish her volleyball skills.  The Junior at Holy Trinity Catholic has made the cut in Colorado Springs and moves on to the next step with the Youth National Volleyball team tryouts that could lead her to playing in the World Volleyball Championships in Thailand later this summer.  Mikaela next goes to California in July to workout with the team and will either then go to Thailand or to a major tournament in Florida.


A graduated Iowa Wesleyan College Student and Athlete was killed over the weekend in an auto accident in California.  Elijah Albert, age 22, died when the car he was driving went off a California highway and struck a tree, a passenger in the vehicle was also killed.  Elijah Albert had graduated from IWC in May with a Psychology major.  He was on the Wesleyan football and track teams.  


The Mt. Pleasant 12-U Hotsticks girl’s softball team won the Class “B” Iowa State A.S.A. tournament over the weekend  held in Nevada.  The team compiled a 5 and 2 record winning the championship.  For the season they are now 28-5.  11 middle school players make up the team from Mt. Pleasant Middle School.  Coaches are Tony McDowell, Kevin Glaha, Tish Horn and Carla McNamee.


Bob Jensen Activities Director at Mt. Pleasant High School has announced the following Mt. Pleasant games :

JV/V baseball at Oskaloosa from June 4th has been rescheduled for July 11th at Oskaloosa at 5:30 p.m.

JV softball: Washington at Mt. Pleasant from June 6th has been rescheduled for July 3rd at Mt. Pleasant at 12:00 p.m., noon.

JV baseball: Washington at Mt. Pleasant from June 6th has been rescheduled for July 16th at Mt. Pleasant at 12:00 p.m., noon.

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