Sports, 06/08/2022

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball has a pair contests Thursday night as they will visit the Burlington Grayhounds, the first game as at 5:30 PM with the second game scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM.

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball will have a doubleheader Thursday night on the road against the Burlington Grayhounds. The first game is scheduled for 5:30 PM with the second game to follow at 7:30 PM.

Mount Pleasant Freshman Baseball vs Ottumwa has been cancelled today. But there will still be practice at 5 PM.

New London

New London Varsity Baseball continues their hot streak. They defeated Van Buren County 6-3 Tuesday night. Senior Carter Allen pitched 5 full innings, allowing 3 runs on 9 hits with 1 walk and striking out 3. Senior Joshua Catala went 1 for 4 at the plate with a home run. Senior Kooper Schulte was 2-4 with a double. Senior Ryan Richey went 1 for 3 with a triple. Tiger Baseball is back in action tonight as they visit the Alburnett Pirates. First pitch is at 7 PM.

New London Varsity Softball was defeated by Van Buren County Tuesday night by a score of 8-4. Van Buren County pitcher junior Alli Campbell pitched the complete game, allowing 4 runs 2 earned on 5 hits. Warriors junior Annabelle Cormier went 2 for 5 with a double. Alli Campbell was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. New London Softball will be back on the field Thursday night as they host the West Burlington Falcons. First pitch is at 7 PM.

Winfield-Mt. Union

Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Baseball was defeated by Hillcrest Academy 7-0 Tuesday night. The Wolves move to 0-7 following the loss. Freshman Seth Ours did it all for the Ravens, pitching the complete game with 4 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 6. Ours also went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double, 2 RBIs, and 2 walks. WMU Baseball will be back in action tonight at 7:30 PM as they host the Central Lee Hawks.

This Day in Sports History

1934 – The Cincinnati Reds became the first Major League team to use an airplane to travel from one city to another. They flew from Cincinnati to Chicago.

1986 – The Boston Celtics won their 16th NBA Championship.

2000 – The Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils played the NHL’s longest scoreless game in Stanley Cup finals history. The fifth game of the series lasted 106 minutes and 21 seconds. The game ended with a goal by Mike Modano that allowed the Stars to play a game six back in Dallas.

2005 – Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to reach 400 career home runs in a 12-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.