Sports, July 22nd

High School Postseason Baseball

In Class 1A, Collin Homan’s 4 innings of work striking out 5 batters and two RBIs at the plate lead Remsen St. Mary’s to their 8th state championship in their 7-4 win over Lisbon. Aiden Jensen notched two RBIs for the Lions.

Beckman Catholic cruised past Underwood 7-1 to claim their 7th state championship for Class 2A. Luke Sigwarth notched 3 strikeouts in 5 innings of work.

In Class 3A, Western Dubuque is back-to-back champions after taking down North Polk 6-2. Caleb Klein tallied two RBIs in the winn with Isaac Then picking up the win.

In Class 4A, Johnston claimed their 7th championship after defeating Ames 6-5 in extra innings. The Dragons have now won the past two state championships for Class 4A.

High School Postseason Softball

In Class 1A, North Linn shut out Martensdale-St. Marys 6-0 to claim the championship. Wayne cruised past Clarksville 7-2 to win 3rd place.

In Class 2A, Regina Catholic was down early but a big third inning led to the Regals taking the championship 6-2 over Van Meter. Central Springs demolished Interstate 35, 10-0, to finish in 3rd place. 

In Class 3A, Williamsburg allowed only one run in the run through the tournament that culminated in a 4-0 win over Assumption to win the championship. Estherville Lincoln Central finished in 3rd place after taking down Wahlert Catholic 4-2. 

Winterset had a long way to go as the 7th seed, but the Huskies outlasted North Scott 5-3 to repeat as state champions. Norwalk shut out Fort Dodge 5-0 to capture 3rd place. 

In Class 5A, Ankeny Centennial demolished Pleasant Valley 11-0 to claim the state championship. Muscatine handled Southeast Polk 5-0 to earn 3rd place.

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 fell to the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp yesterday 4-3. Tanner Holland clobbered a two run homer in the losing effort. The Bees will face off against the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes tonight. 

The Clinton LumberKings ended their losing streak against the O’Fallon Hoots last night 11-4. Tate Gillen led the LumberKings with 4 RBIs in the winning effort. The LumberKings will take on the Hoots again tonight. 

This Day in Sports History

1923 – Washington Senators future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson becomes 1st to reach 3,000 career strikeout milestone (en route to 3,508) with 5 K’s in 3-1 win over Cleveland.

1967 – Atlanta Braves establish MLB record for number of pitchers called upon in one inning; 5 used in 9th inning of 5-4 defeat to St. Louis Cardinals.

2019 – NFL Dallas Cowboys named most valuable sports team in the world worth $5 billion, MLB New York Yankees 2nd at $4.6 billion, Real Madrid 3rd with $4.2 billion according to Forbes.