Girl’s Regional Tournament Class 1A softball began play last night. KILJ-FM brought you the action of Winfield Mt. Union defeating Danville on the Bears home field 18-8 in 5 innings. The win advances WMU onto the next round Wednesday night at Waco against the Warriors.
In other scores Moulton-Udell beat Harmony 10-9 in 8 innings, Moulton will now play 10th ranked New London Wednesday night at 7 p.m. on the Tigers home field, KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry that game live.
Moravia beat Melcher Dallas 3-2 and Grandview Park Baptist beat Pleasantville 3-2. Moravia now plays Twin Cedars and Grandview Park Baptist plays Earlham.
Tonight Class 2A and 3A Regional softball begins. 2A matchups: L&M is at Wapello, Van Buren at Cardinal.
Class 3A matchups: Mediapolis at Central Lee and Columbus Community at Mid Prairie
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the final rankings of 3A-2A and 1A softball teams. In Class 3A West Burlington-Notre Dame has dropped to #2 in the poll, Mid Prairie is ranked 3rd, Sergeant Bluff-Lutton is ranked #1. Class 2A has North Union ranked #1, Highland is #4. Class 1A Akron Westfield is #1, New London is ranked 10th.
Mt. Pleasant wrapped up the regular season with a Southeast Conference softball double header at Keokuk last night. The Panthers dropped both games by scores of 7-0 and 3-0.
Bailey Johnson suffered the loss in the circle in the first game and Cali Liechty in the second game. Leslie Taylor returned to the lineup after being out a couple weeks with an ankle injury to go 3-3 at the plate with a double, Sammi Goble was 2-3. In the second game Morgan Fraise was 2-3 with a double.
OTHER AREA SOFTBALL ACTION: Washington won the Southeast Conference softball title when they swept Ft. Madison in a double header 12-9 and 10-8. The Demons finished 12-4, Fairfield was 2nd at 11-5, Keokuk 3rd 9-7, Ft. Madison 4th at 6-10 and Mt. Pleasant was 5th in the race going 2 and 14 in the conference.
Mt. Pleasant swept a double header at Keokuk in baseball Monday night winning 11-0 and 13-1. Dustin Amos pitched the first win and Connor Shull captured the night cap. In the first game Austin Smith was 3-3, Colton Schinstock was 3-4 with 2 RBI’s. In game two Alex O’Donnell, Dustin Amos and Tyler Pace had two hits each. Amos drove in 4 runs.
Tonight M.P. plays Burlington at Community Field. Burlington last night lost two games to Davenport North 4-2 and 9-7.
OTHER AREA BASEBALL GAMES: Wapello 4 Cardinal 2, Van Buren 3 Mediapolis 0, Holy Trinity Catholic 7, Highland 11 New London 5, Central Lee 15 WMU 10.
The Mt. Pleasant High School volleyball program is hosting a volleyball camp for 4-8th graders July 23-25 from 6pm-8pm at the high school. For $30 and you get to learn many volleyball fundamentals and game competition, plus you get a t-shirt. Please stop by the Mt. Pleasant Park and Rec Deaprtment and pick up a form.
Coming up this week, Saturday, July 13, is the event late model fans have been waiting for when the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour makes its only Iowa stop at 34 Raceway. $10,000 is up for grabs with the best in late model racing taking on the challenge. As of July 5, Brandon Sheppard leads the point race for the UMP series followed by Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker and Shannon Babb. Among area racers scheduled to compete include Chad Simpson, Chris Simpson, Brian Birkhofer, Mark Burgtorf, and many others. Also scheduled will be the IMCA Sport Mods, 4 Cylinders and back for the second time this year 4 Wheelers and Pit Bikes.
The New London Black & Gold Backers 4 person best shot tourney is Sat July 13 @ 9 am. Prizes, silent auction and beef brisket meal provided by Phillips Automotive. Hole-in-one contest first round on hole #2 for $10,000 sponsored by Shottenkirk Mt. Pleasant. Call Deerwood Golf Course to sign up @ 367-5216.
The Mt. Pleasant Hot Stix 12 and under softball team is headed to the Northern National 12 and under ASA softball tournament in Bloomington, Indiana July 25th thru 28th. The Hot Stix finished as the champions in the 12 and under Class “B” state tournament recently to qualify for the nationals. They are currently conducting a fund raising campaign to help finance the trip to Indiana, team representatives will be contacting local businesses and individuals to donate.