College Softball: Iowa Wesleyan Splits with Eureka

The Iowa Wesleyan softball split a pair of games with Eureka yesterday, dropping game one 5-3, while picking up a game two win, 11-0.

It was nearly a sweep if not for a late game one rally by the Red Devils.

Eureka scored four times in the 7th while trailing 3-1 to come from behind for the win.

Wesleyan stranded 14 baserunners in game one while pounding out 13 hits.

Haiden Molter, Kara Krieger and Alexis Davis all had three hits while Nicole Shirrell had two.

Molter took the loss in the circle, working six innings allowing seven hits and five runs all earned.

In game two the Tigers rode a six-run 4th inning to a run rule win.

Wesleyan got a two-out two-run double in the first by Ivy Geerdes to open the scoring and never looked back.

Julia Hill had a pair of doubles and two runs batted in, while Kylie Topliff was perfect at the plate with walk and two RBI as well.

Abby Dameron was the winning pitcher, tossing a complete game shut-out allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out four.

The split moved Iowa Wesleyan to 4-21.

Wesleyan will be back in action on Wednesday, when they battle Waldorf in a doubleheader.

Game one will start at 2:00 p.m.

Girls’ Soccer: Mount Pleasant Throttles Keokuk for Easy Win

Mount Pleasant broke the ice with goal from Charice Auwerda, one of four by the Panther freshman, and rode the hot start to a 10-1 win over Keokuk yesterday.

Elly Manning also scored four times for the Panthers, while Kiera Frazier and Eva Rounceville each tallied single markers.

Tori Wilson added an assist while Evelyn Escobar registered three saves.

Mount Pleasant, now 3-1, will play Burlington Thursday evening.

Other girls soccer finals:

  • Fort Madison 2, Washington 1
  • Tipton 3, Columbus/Winfield-Mount Union 0

Boys’ Soccer: Keokuk Edges Panthers for Win No. 1

Keokuk rallied back for a 3-2 win over Mount Pleasant yesterday at East Lake Park, picking up their first win in the process.

The Chiefs scored twice in the second half after trailing 2-1 at recess.

Keokuk is now 1-3 while Mount Pleasant fell to 1-4.

The Panther will travel to Bracewell Stadium in Burlington to battle the Greyhounds on Thursday afternoon.

Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

Boys’ Tennis: Mount Pleasant Stays Perfect

Owen Vansickel and Levi Graber got the match started with a pair of easy wins, as Mount Pleasant’s boys’ tennis team stayed unblemished with a 6-3 win over Fairfield.

Vansickel won 8-3 while Graber rolled to an 8-1 victory.

Levi Graber and Tim Cam rolled to an 8-3 win in No. 2 doubles, while Lou Schimmelpfennig and Gavin Ross secured a 9-8 win in No. 3 doubles.

Mount Pleasant improved to 3-0 with the win.

Girls’ Tennis: Fairfield Edges Panthers in Thriller

Fairfield took the first two matchups, but Mount Pleasant battled back yet ultimately fell 5-4 in a thrilling girls’ tennis bout yesterday.

Gisele Fajardo-Pena was Mount Pleasant’s first winner in No. 3 singles, where the Panthers would then rip off three straight wins.

Fajardo-Pena teamed with Malena Yocum in No. 2 doubles for a heart-stopping 10-6 win a tiebreaker.

Boys’ Golf: Roth Leads Washington to Win at Keokuk

Roman Roth carded a 4-over to lead Washington to a team win at Monday’s Southeast Iowa jamboree at Elks Fairview in Keokuk.

Reece Kempker paced Mount Pleasant with a 6-over 41 while Nick Matheny ended with a 42.

Nate Dismang put in a 9-over 44.

Washington won the meet with a low score of 163. Fairfield placed second with Mount Pleasant hauling in third place.

Keokuk and Fort Madison rounded out fourth and fifth place.

Other boys’ golf:

  • Notre Dame West Burlington 173, holy Trinity 241
  • Van Buren County 175, Central Lee 196
  • Wapello 196, Winfield-Mount Union 205
    • Griffin Humphreys (KILJ) had a 55 for the Wolves. Carter Loyd was the medalist, carding a 45.

Girls’ Golf: W-MU Takes Down Wapello

Ava Hagge led the Lady Wolves with a match low 57 as Winfield-Mount Union earned a dual win over Wapello yesterday.

Isabel Kann had a 59 for Winfield-Mount Union while Alli Humphreys had a 66.

Dakota Griffin paced Wapello with a 61.