Sports, July 11th

High School Postseason Baseball

In Class 1A Substate 6, New London and Burlington Notre Dame resumed their matchup from last night with the game tied at one in the bottom of the 2nd inning. The Nikes wasted no time breaking the tie and securing the 9-1 victory over the Tigers.

The Nikes showed off in every facet of the game with a double play defensively, numerous stolen bases, slugging, and pitching. Landry Haberichter led the squad with a couple of doubles and three RBIs. Memphis Watson had the lone RBI for the Tigers. Notre Dame’s head coach Chris Chiprez talked about his team’s effort after the game,

“New London’s, you know, they’re a good team and they’re going, they’re going to come and battle. And we knew that yesterday was a slow start for us, you know. I think we walked four guys in two innings. We had that air in center field that cost us. When we talked last night about hey, you need to come focus. Ready to play today did the same thing before we went out for infield outfield, talked about focus and, you know, I thought I thought they responded well, you know, they we had some snafu some plays that we didn’t make in the field early but I thought you know I thought our pitching did well tonight and our hitters, you know, they came through the second-half of the game.”

New London finished the season with an 8-15 record.

Burlington Notre Dame will host Moravia for the District 11 championship on Saturday, July 13th, at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. 

BGM and Sigourney will play on Saturday at 7 pm for the District 12 championship. 

In Class 2A Substate 5, Mediapolis will travel to Anamosa on Saturday at 7 pm. 

In Class 3A Substate 5, Mt. Pleasant will host Fort Madison tomorrow, July 12th, at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. 

Washington will travel to Central DeWitt tomorrow at 7 pm. 

Fairfield will host Keokuk tomorrow at 7 pm. 

In Class 4A Substate 8, Burlington will compete against Davenport North at 7 pm tomorrow on the road. 

High School Postseason Softball

For Class 1A Region 6, Winfield-Mt. Union shocked the Holy Trinity Catholic home crowd by taking a 5 to 1 lead into the 5th inning, but the Crusaders rumbled back to win 10-9 in extra innings to advance in the tournament. Makiah Lower went 4 for 5 and Josie Nelson finished with a triple for the Wolves, who ended the season with a 6-20 record.

Danville fell to Twin Cedars last night 10-0. The Bears finished the season with a 5-21 record. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will face off against Twin Cedars tomorrow, July 12th, at 7 pm on the road. 

For Class 2A Region 5, Van Buren County lost 12-1 to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont last night. The Warriors finished the season with a 14-11 record. 

Class 3A Region 8, Central Lee will host Camanche tonight at 7 pm. 

West Burlington will compete against Mediapolis tonight at 7 pm at home. 

Washington will take on Midland tonight at 7 pm at home. 

In Class 4A Region 5, Keokuk will host Fort Madison tonight at 7 pm in a Southeast Conference matchup. 

For Class 4A Region 8, Mt. Pleasant will travel to Central DeWitt tonight at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. The winner of the matchup will face off against Burlington in the semifinals.  

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 defeated the Thrillville Thrillbillies last night 6-2. Jace Figuereo and Keanu Spenser each totaled two RBIs in the win. The two will play tonight at Community Field in a rematch with first pitch at 6:30 pm. 

The Clinton LumberKings took on the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp last night in a doubleheader and was swept 11-10 in game one and 9-0 in game two. RJ Sherwood and James Hackett both crushed a home run and collected four RBIs in game one. The LumberKings will face off against the Normal CornBelters tonight at 6:30 pm at home. 

This Day in Sports History

1900 – Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the first female Olympic tennis champion and the first individual female Olympic champion in any sport.

1914 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth makes his MLB debut as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox; earns a 4-3 win against the Cleveland Naps at Fenway Park.

1985 – Astros’ Nolan Ryan is the first to strike out 4000.