Sports, April 10th

High School Track and Field

WACO will be traveling to Lone Tree to compete in a meet today.

The boys teams of Danville and Winfield-Mt Union will travel to Wapello to compete in a meet tomorrow, April 11th.

The girls teams of Danville, Winfield-Mt. Union, New London, Mt. Pleasant, and Central Lee will be competing in the Timm Lamb Pen City Relays tomorrow.

The Central Lee boys will be competing at the Fairfield Meet tomorrow.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will be competing in the Denny White Relays on April 13th.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls will be at home tonight against Keokuk.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will face off against Keokuk today on the road.

The WACO boys soccer team will host Wapello tonight.

The Central Lee boys’ soccer team will take on Mediapolis tomorrow, April 11th.

High School Golf

Winfield-Mt. Union’s next competition will be on April 13th against Wapello.

The New London boys and girls team will face off against Wapello tomorrow, April 11th.

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will travel to face off in the Fort Madison golf meet today with the boys going to Keokuk tonight.

The Central Lee boys team will compete in the Van Buren County Meet tomorrow.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will take on Fairfield today at home.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team will travel to face off against Fairfield today.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger softball team will travel to face off against William Penn tomorrow, April 11th, with game one at 4 pm. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 3:45 pm.

The Tiger baseball team’s win streak ends at 6 games after splitting their weekend doubleheader to Crowley’s Ridge College. In game one, The Tigers won 8-4 as the offense struck quickly as they put up 6 runs in the first two innings. Derek Marrufo had a stellar game as went 3 for 4 with a double and accounted for 3 RBIs. Holvin Catala picked up 2 RBIs and Drew Cook tallied one RBI. Luis Ayesa picked up the complete game win as he struck out 8. Game two was the Pioneers’ turn to score early as they put up 4 runs in the first inning and the Tigers couldn’t catch up in time, losing 10-6. Carlos Vicente picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly; David Amaya, Marrufo, and Sage Bonner all picked up RBI doubles with Philip Guerrero also tallying an RBI. Pedro Ramirez fanned 9 batters in the loss on the mound. The Tigers will be on the road tomorrow taking on Graceland University in a doubleheader with game one taking place at 1 pm.

The Tiger golf team’s next event will be the SCC Invitational today.

The Tigers outdoor track and field teams competed at the Rittgers Invitational over the weekend and the men’s team took 2nd place with the women finishing in 6th out of 8. Angel Lottie won the men’s 400 meter dash with Daron Jackson finishing in 2nd place. Jabez Rivers won the 400 meter hurdles. KeRon Blackwell leaped 6 feet 5.5 inches to win the men’s high jump. Daron Jackson won the long jump with a leap of 21 feet 5.25 inches. Bri Hunter finished in 2nd place in the shot put with a heave of 41 feet 11.25 inches.

This Day in Sports History

1916 – The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York City.

1947 – Jackie Robinson becomes first black player of the 20th century to sign an MLB contract; Brooklyn GM, Branch Rickey announces Dodgers had bought Robinson’s contract from Montreal Royals.

1993 – Pittsburgh Penguins extend their win streak to an NHL record 17 games.