Sports, July 4th

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant will take on Bettendorf on the road tomorrow, July 5th.

High School Postseason Baseball

In Class 1A Substate 5: District 9, New London will travel to take on the #1 seed Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow, July 5th, at 7 pm. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 6:45 pm.

In Class 2A Substate 5: District 10, Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to take on the #1 seed Van Buren County tomorrow at 7 pm.

Central Lee and West Burlington resumed their game from Saturday and the Hawks walked it off in the bottom of the 7th inning to win 6-5. The Falcons end the season with a 9-10 record.

Mediapolis will take on Central Lee tomorrow for their second round matchup at 5 pm.

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 next round. 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 Postseason Softball

In Class 1A Region 8, Holy Trinity Catholic will face off against Sigourney tomorrow, July 5th, at 7 pm.

Wapello will take on Highland tomorrow.

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

In Class 2A Region 8, Mediapolis will take on Louisa-Muscatine tomorrow.

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 tried to stage a comeback in the bottom of the 9th inning, but came up short losing 10-6 to the Clinton LumberKings last night. Mason Schwalbach led the Bees with three hits and 4 RBIs.

For the LumberKings, Trevor Burkhart had a double and 3 RBIs, Brandon Vlcko smacked a triple with 3 RBIs, and Jeremy Conforti clobbered a home run and tallied 3 RBIs. The two teams will have a rematch tonight at Clinton.

This Day in Sports History

1890 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Lena Rice becomes the only Irish female to win at Wimbledon beating May Jacks 6-4, 6-1.

1910 – “Fight of the Century”: Jack Johnson beats James J. Jeffries by TKO in 15 rounds in Reno, Nevada to retain his world heavyweight boxing title.

1939 – Lou Gehrig is first MLB player to have his number (4) retired on his “Appreciation Day” at Yankee Stadium, makes his iconic “luckiest man” speech.