Sports, 06/10/2022

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball went on the road Thursday night for a pair of games against the Burlington Grayhounds. The Panthers led the first game most of the way but were defeated in extra innings by a score of 7-6. Starter Ella McNamee pitched 3.2 innings, allowing 3 runs, 2 earned. Kynlee White went 2 for 4 with a double, 1 RBI, and a stolen base. Saige Burchett was 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs. The Panthers were defeated in game 2 of the night by a score of 17-0. Pitcher Myah Starr was given the loss with a final line of 12 runs allowed, 6 earned. Panther Softball is back in action tonight as they will take on Mid-Prairie on the road, first pitch is set for 7 PM.

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball had a pair of games Thursday night on the road against Burlington. The Panthers fell in the first game by a score of 10-0. Burlington junior third baseman Alex Fawcett went 3 for 4 with a double. Senior designated hitter Owen Fawcett went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Burlington senior pitcher Zach Leuschen pitched the complete 5 inning game with 3 hits and striking out 12. Mount Pleasant was defeated in the second game by a score of 9-1. Alex Fawcett finished game 2 with a line of 3 for 4, a double, and a home run. Panther Baseball will be back on the field tonight as they will go on the road to face Mid-Prairie, that game is scheduled to begin at 7 PM.

New London

New London Varsity Baseball remains undefeated and moves to 10-0 on the season after they defeated West Burlington 15-0 Thursday night. Senior Dereck Santiago pitched the complete 4 inning game allowing 2 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 3. Senior infielder Kooper Schulte went 3 for 4 with a triple and 3 RBIs. New London will be back on the field Friday night as they will host Hillcrest Academy, first pitch is scheduled for 7 PM.

New London Varsity Softball was defeated by West Burlington by a score of 13-0 Thursday night. Megan Lee pitched the complete 5 inning game allowing 13 runs, 11 earned on 13 hits with 1 walk. Freshman shortstop Olivia Hester went 2 for 2. Tiger Softball has a pair of games today with the first against at home Hillcrest Academy at 10 AM. The second against Fairfield at 5 PM.

Winfield-Mt. Union

Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Baseball was defeated by Lone Tree by a score of 7-1 Thursday night. Lone Tree senior Cade Patterson pitched 5 full innings, allowing 1 earned run on 1 hit with 4 walks and striking out 6. WMU Baseball will be back on the field tonight as they will travel to Danville to take on the Bears. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Softball was defeated by Lone Tree 9-7 Thursday night at Lone Tree High School. Lone Tree senior Arlie Lorack pitched the complete game allowing 7 runs, 2 earned with 2 walks and striking out 4. Wolves Softball will be back on the field Monday night to take on Louisa-Muscatine.

This Day in Sports History

1944 – The youngest pitcher in major league baseball pitched his first game. Joe Nuxhall was 15 years old (and 10 months and 11 days).

1975 – Pele signed a three-year contract with the U.S. based Cosmos.

1981 – Pete Rose got his 3,630th career hit. The feat tied Stan Musial’s National League record.

1989 – Wayne Gretzky won the NHL’s MVP award for the ninth time.

2005 – Babe Ruth’s 1919 contract that moved him from Boston to the Yankees sold at auction for $996,000.