Sports, July 24th

Reminder: Family Week for Iowa High School Sports

Recap of the Baseball State Championships

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 win with Isaac Then picking up the win.

In Class 4A, Johnston claimed their 7th championship after defeating Ames 6-5 in extra innings. Adam Kayko led the team with 2 RBIs as he smacked a double in the winning effort. The Dragons have now won the past two state championships for Class 4A.

Recap of the Softball State Championships

In Class 1A, North Linn shut out Martensdale-St. Marys 6-0 to claim the championship. Skylar Benesh was unstoppable at the plate, clobbering two home runs, while Ellie Flanagan was a menace in the circle going the complete game, allowing just one hit and fanning five batters.

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. 

In Class 3A, Williamsburg allowed only one run through the tournament that culminated in a 4-0 win over Assumption to win the championship. Peyton Driscoll pitched a complete game shutout allowing only 5 hits.

Winterset had a long way to go as the 7th seed, but the Huskies outlasted North Scott 5-3 to repeat as state champions. Molly Breeding picked up the win and notched two RBIs for the Huskies.

In Class 5A, Ankeny Centennial demolished Pleasant Valley 11-0 to claim the state championship. Jordyn Kennedy and Mariah Belzer smacked home runs and finished with 3 RBIs apiece. 

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 Clinton LumberKings took down the O’Fallon Hoots on Saturday 4-3. 

The Burlington Bees swept their weekend series, defeating the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes 11-5 on Saturday then taking down the LumberKings 8-6 yesterday. 

Keanu Spenser smacked a home run in Saturday’s win with Trent Rice and Jackson Fisher leading the team with three RBIs each. 

In the win yesterday, Cedric Dunnwald stung the LumberKings for a three-run homer to help out the winning effort. Tate Gillen led the losing effort with three RBIs. 

The Bees and LumberKings will face off tomorrow, July 25th, in Burlington. 

This Day in Sports History

1908 – American Johnny Hayes wins London Olympic marathon in Games record 2:55:18.4 after Dorando Pietri of Italy disqualified for receiving assistance before the finish line.

1978 – Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after “one is a born liar the other a convicted one” comment about Steinbrenner and Jackson.

2005 – 92nd Tour de France: no winner; Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive victory but disqualified in 2012 for doping