Sports, July 3rd

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball played 2 games in the Rick Doran Classic at Iowa City West High School on Saturday. The Panthers were defeated by Davenport Central 7-3 in the first game of the day. Savana Walls went 2 for 3 and RBI in Game 1. Saige Burchett also had an RBI. Ty Alter pitched 6 full innings allowing 7 runs, 4 earned on 8 hits with 2 walks and 1 strikeout. Mount Pleasant was defeated by West Liberty 6-2 in Game 2 to conclude their regular season. Junior Jordan Crooks hit an RBI double while pinch hitting for Bethany Drury. Myah Starr pitched 5 innings allowing 6 runs, 4 earned on 5 hits with 6 walks and 1 strikeout. The Panthers will be back on the field for their first postseason game against Fairfield on Thursday at 7:00 PM in Fairfield.

This Day in Sports History

1959 – 23 year old South African Gary Player wins his first of 9 major titles at the British Open. 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Fred Bullock and Flory Van Donck.

1970 – California Angels pitcher Clyde Wright no-hits the Oakland A’s, 4-0.

1980 – The MLB had it’s biggest crowd in 7 years when 73,096 fans gathered at Cleveland Stadium to see the Indians beat the Yankees 7-0.

2020 – The MLB All-Star Game planned to be hosted in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium at is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.