Prep Baseball: Burlington Rolls Past Mount Pleasant, New London’s Torrid Start Continues, Other Prep Finals

By: Nathan Bloechl —

Burlington 18, Mount Pleasant 2

Burlington 14, Mount Pleasant 3 

Juan Reyes slugged a grand slam home run in game one, while pitching 6.2 innings striking out 12 in game two, as the Burlington Greyhound baseball team came into Mapleleaf and left with a sweep of the Panthers, winning 18-2 and 14-3.

Carter Amos was the losing pitcher in game one for Mount Pleasant, Jacob Zahner earned the win for Burlington.

Zahner went the distance allowing a singular base hit, while striking out six.

Burlington broke the game open in the top of the 5th, where they pushed across 10 runs to bring an 8-2 game to 18-2.

In game two, Reyes was again the star punching out 12 hitters.

Off to a rocky start in the first, yielding two runs on a base hit by Dalton Gardner, Reyes would settle down.

The fireballing right-hander set 12 in a row down in order and did not allow his next baserunner until the 5th inning.

Burlington used an eight-run 7th inning to pull away for the win.

Chase Williamson, Carter Amos and Jake Ensminger each scored a run for Mount Pleasant, who fell to 2-8.

Burlington improved to 7-2.

New London 16, West Burlington 0 

New London scored eight times in the second inning, as the Tigers stayed perfect with a 16-0 victory West Burlington last night.

New London were the beneficiary of 13 walks issued by Falcon pitching, while still belting out nine hits.

Josh Catala and Tucker Gibbar each had two hit evenings, while Carter Allen clubbed a two-run homer.

Josh Catala was the winning pitcher, working four innings allowing just one hit, walking two and striking out two.

New London improved to 7-0.

Van Buren 8, Notre Dame 6 

Van Buren held off a late rally by Notre Dame as the Warriors got back to .500 with an 8-6 over the Nikes last night.

The loss moved Notre Dame to 5-3.

Van Buren improved to 5-5.

Central Lee 9, Highland 8 

Highland made things interesting scoring four times in the bottom of the 7th, but Central Lee held on for a 9-8 win over the Huskies last night in a Super Conference clash.

Trevor McFarland had two hits and runs batted in for Highland.

Central Lee scored twice in the 1st and four times in the 2nd and at one point held a 6-0 lead.

The win upped Central Lee to 5-4.

Lone Tree 8, Winfield-Mount Union 7

Winfield-Mount Union jumped out to a 6-1 lead after one inning but could not capitalize, falling to Lone Tree 8-7 last night.

Trailing 7-5 in to the final inning, the Lions scored three runs to take the 8-7 advantage.

Tyler Bell had two hits and three runs batted in for Lone Tree.

Winfield-Mount Union dropped to 1-10.

Lone Tree improved to 4-5.

Mediapolis 9, Pekin 0 

Pekin saw Mediapolis score six times in the 2nd inning and add on three in the 6th, as the Bulldogs rolled past the Panthers for a 9-0 win.

Mediapolis has now won six out of the last seven tilts between clubs.

The Bulldogs got above .500 with the win, they’re now 6-5.

Pekin slumped to 5-5.