Sport, June 26th

High School Baseball

New London attempted to spoil Central Lee’s senior night last night after knotting the game at 2 in the top of the 4th inning, but the Hawks responded by scoring seven runs to win 9-2. Cory Jones swatted a double and a triple to collect three RBIs for Central Lee. 

New London will travel to Lisbon tomorrow, June 27th, at 7 pm. 

Central Lee will face off against Keokuk tonight at 7 pm at home. 

Burlington Notre Dame shutout Danville last night 15-0. The Bears will take on New London on Friday, June 28th, at 5:30 pm on the road. 

Fairfield handled Centerville last night 10-3. Aiden Westercamp slugged a double and collected a game high three RBIs in the win. The Trojans will look to complete the sweep over Keokuk tomorrow at home at 7:30 pm. 

Mt. Pleasant will head up to Waterloo tonight to take on Kee and Columbus Catholic with their first game at 4 pm. Head coach Brent Broeker talked about his team’s mindset heading into the rest of the week. 

“Right now, it’s you know what, just let the conference, you know, happen as it happens. Let’s go play and try to win games every day, you know it’s going to have to, you know, kind of follow our lap anyway… So, you know, we’ll go down there Thursday, hopefully get one there and then, you know, it comes down to that, that makeup game. So, we’re not looking at that. We’re looking right now. We’re looking at Wednesday going on to Kee and Columbus Catholic and then we’ll look at, you know, after we’re on the bus ride home, we’ll start looking at Fort Madison again. So right now, it’s just a game by game and whoever’s playing us, that’s who we’re looking at.”

Mediapolis will compete against West Branch tonight at 7 pm on the road. 

West Burlington will take on Waterloo East tonight at home at 5 pm. 

Van Buren County will face off against Davis County tonight at 7:30 pm on the road. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Highland tomorrow at 5:30 pm. 

High School Softball

Winfield-Mt. Union had their senior night celebration halted last night against Wapello due to the weather. The game will continue tonight at 6:30 pm with the Wolves down 2-1 but coming up to bat in the 2nd inning. 

Holy Trinity Catholic narrowly exited with the win over Mediapolis last night 4-2. Avery Bandy finished with an RBI for the Bulldogs. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will travel to Mt. Pleasant on Friday, June 28th, at 5:30 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 5:15 pm. 

Mediapolis will take on West Burlington on Friday at 7:30 pm at home. 

Central Lee celebrated their senior night in style with a 16-3 victory over New London last night. This marked the sixth game in a row that the Hawks scored double digit runs. 

Central Lee will take on Keokuk at home tonight at 7 pm. 

New London will host Danville on Friday at 7 pm. 

WACO will play against Lone Tree tomorrow, June 27th, at 5:30 pm at home. 

Fairfield will take on Centerville tonight at 7:30 pm on the road. 

Danville will take on Fort Madison tonight at 7 pm.

Mt. Pleasant will take on Davis County on the road tonight at 7 pm. 

High School Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant’s optional summer runs, available for 7th through 12th graders, are scheduled Monday through Thursday. The runs will often be led by upperclassmen as coaches may not be present for every run.

On Mondays and Wednesdays the runs will start at 6:30 am at the Old Threshers Museum Theatre and on Tuesdays and Thursdays they will be at Saunders Park by the swimming pool at 7 pm. 

If you have any questions, contact Coach Murray at 319-850-0867. 

Prospect League

The Burlington Bees fell to the Cape Catfish last night 11-4. Jackson Lindquist had the lone RBI for the Bees in the loss. Burlington will stay on the road to face off against the Jackson Rockabillys tonight at 7 pm. 

The Clinton LumberKings and the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp had their game put on pause last night after two complete innings of play with the LumberKings leading 2-0. Gage Franck swatted a solo home run. The game will resume on July 6th. Clinton will host the Normal CornBelters tomorrow, June 27th, at 6:30 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1944 – Yankees, Dodgers, and Giants play a unique 6 inning game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings. The final score was Dodgers 5, Yankees 1, and Giants 0.

1994 – Kirby Puckett passed Rod Carew with his 2,088th hit as the Twin’s top hit leader.

2021 – Largest-ever pile up in the Tour de France caused by a spectator with a sign during Stage 1.