The Mt. Pleasant Panthers were rained out yesterday in several scheduled events. The freshmen girls softball team had their games cancelled as did the JV boy’s baseball team and the MPHS boy’s varsity baseball games at home with North Scott were weathered out.
Tonight the Panthers host the Washington Demons in varsity softball which you will hear game one live on KILJ-FM radio 105.5 and kilj.com beginning at 5:30 p.m. The baseball team will also be hosting the Demons for two games.
SOFTBALL SCORES FROM LAST NIGHT: #11 ranked New London won over Pekin 8-0, Waco beat Winfield Mt. Union 9-6. #1 ranked class 3A West Burlington-Notre Dame beat #5 ranked class 1A Highland 8-1, Van Buren outscored Wapello 14-8, IMS downed Columbus Community 5-1.
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has announced their tournament pairings for summer softball. In Class 4A Mt. Pleasant will open the tournament trail July 11th playing Fairfield on their home field at 7 p.m. The winner plays Oskaloosa at Osky on July 13th at 7 p.m. The other half of the regional has Knoxville at Pella, the winner playing at Winterset in the semis.
Class 1A has 11th ranked New London getting a 1st round bye and then playing July 10th at home against the winner of the Harmony at Moulton- Udell from July 8th. Winfield Mt. Union plays at Danville against the Bears on July 8th at 7 p.m. With the winner moving onto play at Waco against the Warriors on July 10th in the quarterfinals. In the other half of the regional: Moravia, Melcher Dallas, Grandview Park Baptist, Pleasantville, #13 Twin Cedars and #7 Earlham.
In Class 2A L&M plays at Wapello on July 9th, Van Buren is at Cardinal that same night.
Class 3A #1 ranked West Burlington-Notre Dame hosts Davis County on July 9th at 7 p.m. The winner advances to play the winner of the July 9th Mediapolis at Central Lee game on July 12th at West Burlington. The other half of the regional has Albia, Centerville, Chariton and Osceola Clarke.
Class 5A regional has Burlington at Ottumwa July 13th at 7 p.m. C.R. Kennedy, Iowa City West and Iowa City High make up the rest of the regional.
The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced the baseball tournament pairings for class 1A and 2A. The tournament opens July 13th for class 1A with Notre Dame playing Holy Trinity Catholic at Danville. The winner plays Van Buren at Danville on July 16th. Winfield Mt. Union/Waco plays Danville on the Bears home field July 16th at 7 p.m. with the winner playing on July 18th. New London plays IMS at Highland at 5 p.m. on July 16th.
Class 2A has Mid Prairie playing Central Lee at Wapello on July 13th at 5 p.m. then at 7 p.m. West Burlington plays Columbus Community at that site. The winners advance on to July 16th to face Wapello and Mediapolis who had first round byes.
AREA BASEBALL SCORES FROM LAST NIGHT: Burlington Notre Dame defeated Holy Trinity Catholic 10-0, Keokuk beat West Burlington 11-1, Clinton swept Burlington 6-0 and 13-3.