KILJ — It was a busy night of baseball last night, with several area clubs in action:
New London 10, Notre Dame 5
Hecniel Rodriguez worked around six free passes as he struck out eight over five innings as the New London Tiger baseball team stayed perfect with a 10-5 win over Notre Dame last night at Winegard Field.
Kooper Schulte had two hits and scored three runs for New London while junior catcher Tucker Gibbar drove in three runs.
Ryan and Brendan Richey each had two hits as the Tigers improved to 5-0.
The night also featured a scary injury after Gibbar’s line drive comeback struck Notre Dame pitcher Jackson Brent in the face.
Brent immediately exited the game and was taken to Iowa City for oral surgery.
The loss moved Notre Dame to 4-2.
Fairfield 14, Mount Pleasant 7
Fairfield 16, Mount Pleasant 0
Mount Pleasant’s baseball team suffered two tough losses in a conference doubleheader yesterday at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex.
In game one Fairfield slugged out 14 hits en route to a 14-7 win. Will Edeker was the starter for the Panthers allowing 13 runs, yet only three were earned. He walked four and struck out five.
Trevor Wellington had three hits and a run batted in to pace the Panther offense.
Chase Williamson also had a two hit night, while driving in two runs.
In game two, Fairfield got hot early, cruising to a 16-0 win.
Wellington took the loss throwing 2.2 innings allowing three earned runs and five hits punching out two.
Lincoln Henriksen came on for 2.1 innings of relief and struck out two.
Mount Pleasant’s offense mustered three hits in the night cap against the Trojans.
The losses moved Mount Pleasant to 1-6. Fairfield improved to 4-5.
Highland 14, Winfield-Mount Union 0
Nick Crow doubled for Winfield-Mount Union in a 14-0 loss to Highland last night.
Luke Pfeiffer took the loss, allowing ten runs over 3.1 innings.
Demetrius Woodsmall pitched 1.2 innings of relief allowing four runs on three hits.
Luke Miller had three hits and two runs batted in for Highland, who improved to 6-2.
Winfield-Mount Union slipped to 1-7.
Mediapolis 3, Louisa-Muscatine 2
Mediapolis walked it off scoring the last tally in the bottom of the 7th, as they rallied for a 3-2 win over Louisa-Muscatine last night.
The Falcons took an early lead in the 2nd inning, but the Bulldogs countered with single markers in the 4th and 5th innings to grab hold of a 2-1 advantage.
Louisa-Muscatine knotted the game up at two apiece in the 6th inning before Mediapolis won it in the 7th.
The win evened Mediapolis’ ledger at 4-4.
Louisa-Muscatine fell to 2-3.
West Burlington 9, Danville 8
Cam Edle, Klayton Kleinkopf and Sawyer Nelson each homered but it was not enough for Danville as they fell 9-8 in a slugfest to West Burlington last night.
Hayden Vandenberg and Kody Allen each had two hits for the Falcons — Vandenberg’s two hits were both round-trippers.
Gabe Zurita earned the win out of the Falcon bullpen.
West Burlington moved to 5-3.
Danville dropped to 1-4.