Sports, July 2nd

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball will have a pair of games today in the Rick Doran Classic at Iowa City West High School. The first game against Davenport Central will begin at 10:45 AM. The second game against West Liberty will begin at 2:15 PM.

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball will travel to Iowa City on Tuesday to face Bettendorf. The game is scheduled for 5:00 PM and will take place at Duane Banks Stadium on the University of Iowa campus.

New London

New London Varsity Softball was defeated by Lone Tree 9-7 in the first round of the Class 1A-Region 8 first round on Friday night. Sophie Malott went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Olivia Hester went 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Marlianna Woodsmall pitched 6 full innings allowing 9 runs, 8 earned on 9 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.

Winfield-Mt. Union

Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Softball was defeated by Holy Trinity Catholic Friday night by a score of 9-5. Melina Oepping went 2 for 2 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored. Josie Nelson went 3 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored.

This Day in Sports History

1995 – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo is the first Japanese player to be selected for an MLB All-Star Game.

2008 – A settlement is reached allowing former NBA franchise the Seattle Supersonics to move to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.