Sports, July 1st

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant will take on Davenport Central at home today. 

High School Postseason Baseball

In Class 1A Substate 5: District 9, New London will face off against Highland in the opening round with the first pitch taking place at 7 pm tonight at Highland. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 6:45 pm. Burlington Notre Dame enters as the #1 seed and will take on the winner of New London and Highland on July 5th. 

In District 10 for Class 1A, Danville will face off against Sigourney today on the road. 

Shifting our attention to Class 2A, our local teams will be beating up one another to see who makes it out of Substate 5: District 10. Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Louisa-Muscatine at 5 pm and Central Lee will face off against West Burlington at 7 pm with both games taking place tonight.

Van Buren County garnered the top seed and a first round bye. The Warriors will compete against the winner of Winfield-Mt. Union and Louisa-Muscatine. Mediapolis also earned a bye and will take on either the Hawks or the Falcons. The second round will be played on July 5th.

In Class 3A Substate 4, Washington will take on the #2 seed Davenport Assumption at 5 pm.

In Class 3A Substate 5, we will see a Southeast Conference matchup to start off the playoffs with Mt. Pleasant hosting Fairfield at 7 pm. 

Fort Madison will travel to take on Benton and Keokuk is on the road to face off against Cedar Rapids Xavier with both games taking place at 7 pm.

Class 4A will have 8 substates and brackets of 6 teams. Each team will have an opponent for the first round with the highest winning seed getting a bye to the substate final. Burlington will take on North Scott in Substate 6 as the #4 seed.

The first round for Class 3A and 4A will take place on July 7th.

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant will compete in the Rick Doran Classic today.

High School Postseason Softball

In Class 1A Region 8, Holy Trinity Catholic took down New London last night 10-5 in the opening round of the postseason. New London looked ready to pull off the upset as Sophie Malott started the scoring with an RBI double in the top of the 1st inning. However, Mary Hellige would respond with an RBI single in the second half of the inning to tie the game at 1. 

The Crusaders would then go on to score three in the 2nd inning behind a 2 RBI triple by Halie Cain and an RBI single by Kayla Box. Another two runs in the 3rd inning with a 2 RBI double by Emmalyn Snaadt. Hellige added another RBI to her total in the 4th inning. Cain cracked another RBI triple in the 5th with Rachel Menke notching her own RBI single to give Holy Trinity Catholic a 10 to 1 lead. 

Camryn Lair and Kaitlyn Lee would cut the lead down to seven after picking up RBIs in the 6th inning. The Tigers would score two runs off of an error in the 7th inning to usher in the final. Hellige picked up her 11th win in the circle after striking out 2 batters in the complete game effort. Coach Menke tipped his hat to New London, but was excited about the win. The Crusaders will face off against Sigourney on July 5th at 7 pm. 

Wapello defeated Winfield-Mt. Union 12-2 last night. Ada Boysen tallied three RBIs and the win in the circle. The Wolves finish the season 4-15. The Arrows will take on Highland on July 5th. 

In Class 2A Region 7, Van Buren County will compete against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont on July 5th at 7 pm at home.

In Class 2A Region 8, Danville fell to Durant last night 14-1. Mediapolis will take on Louisa-Muscatine on July 5th. 

Central Lee and Washington will square off on July 6th at Washington and West Burlington will host Fairfield on July 6th with both games taking place at 7 pm for Class 3A Region 8.

In Class 4A Region 6, Mt. Pleasant and Keokuk will compete in a conference matchup at Joyce Park on July 6th at 7 pm. Knoxville will host Fort Madison with the winner taking on Burlington at Burlington.

Mt. Pleasant Cross Country

On Mondays and Wednesdays, runs will begin at the Old Threshers Museum Theatre at 6:30 am.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, runs will start at 7 pm at Saunders Park by the swimming pool.

The runs will continue throughout the summer until the middle of August. If you have any questions, reach out to Coach Murray at 319-850-0867.

Prospect League

The Burlington Bees had last night’s game slip out of their hands as they surrendered four runs to lose 9-8 to the Quincy Gems. Drew Gaskins led the Bees with 2 RBIs as he also tallied a double. Burlington will face off against the Jackson Rockabillys tonight. 

The Clinton LumberKings chopped down the Rockabillys last night 7-3. Alex Diaz and Connor Giusti each notched 2 RBIs in the winning effort. The LumberKings will take on the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp today. 

This Day in Sports History

1917 – In contravention of state law, Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday MLB game in Brooklyn; owner and manager arrested but escape with a fine; Robins edge Philadelphia, 3-2..

1982 – Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

1998 – NBA commences a player lockout after no agreement with players about salary issues – lasts 204 days with the season shortened by 50 games.