Sports, July 5th

High School Baseball

Fairfield will take on Solon tonight at 7 pm on the road. 

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Davenport Central on Monday, July 8th, at 7 pm at home. 

High School Postseason Baseball

New London will travel to Koeta tomorrow, July 6th, to take on Pekin in the Class 1A Substate 6 first round at 5 pm. 

Danville will square off against Keota at 7 pm tomorrow on the road. 

Burlington Notre Dame will await the winner of Pekin versus New London on Tuesday, July 9th, at home at 7 pm. 

Mediapolis will host the first round of the Class 2A Substate 5 postseason matchups with Winfield-Mt. Union facing off against Louisa-Muscatine at 5 pm and the Bulldogs taking on West Burlington at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call for both games with the pregame show at 4:45 pm. 

Central Lee will start their Class 2A Substate 6 playoff journey tomorrow at home against Centerville at 7 pm. 

Van Buren County will play Cardinal at 5 pm tomorrow at Central Lee. 

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant will take on Burlington tonight for their makeup game at 5:30 pm on the road. 

West Burlington will travel to Davenport North tonight for a doubleheader with game one at 5 pm. 

Fairfield will face off against Ottumwa tomorrow, July 6th, at 12:30 pm on the road. 

Central Lee will take on Cardinal on Monday, July 8th, in a doubleheader with game one at 5:30 pm on the road. 

Mediapolis will compete in a doubleheader on Monday against Davis County on the road with game one at 5:30 pm. 

High School Postseason Softball

For Class 1A Region 6, New London will be playing host to Danville on Monday, July 8th, at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Pekin on Monday at 7 pm at home. 

WACO will hit the road to face off against Holy Trinity Catholic at 7 pm on Monday. 

For Class 2A Region 5, Van Buren County will face off against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont on Wednesday, July 10th, at 7 pm at home. 

High School Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant’s optional summer runs, available for 7th through 12th graders, are scheduled Monday through Thursday. The runs will often be led by upperclassmen as coaches may not be present for every run.

On Mondays and Wednesdays the runs will start at 6:30 am at the Old Threshers Museum Theatre and on Tuesdays and Thursdays they will be at Saunders Park by the swimming pool at 7 pm. 

If you have any questions, contact Coach Murray at 319-850-0867. 

Prospect League

The Burlington Bees returned the favor last night, taking down the Clinton LumberKings 4-1. Bobby Helt was credited with the win as he dealt eight strikeouts in six innings of work, while Jack Duncan picked up the save. Skylar Agnew swatted a two-run homer for the Bees. Jalen Martinez’s home run was the only offense for the LumberKings.

The two will head back to Burlington to decide the series winner tonight at 6:30 pm.  

This Day in Sports History

1898 – Lizzie Arlington becomes the first woman to play professional men’s baseball when she pitches the 9th inning for the Reading Coal Heavers against the Allentown Peanuts; allows 2 hits and walks a batter but preserves the 5-0 win.

1975 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Arthur Ashe becomes the first Black man to win Wimbledon, beats Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.

2022 – Mike Grier becomes the first Black general manager in NHL history when hired by the San Jose Sharks.