Sports, July 5th

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. You can catch live coverage of that game on KILJ.

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball will travel to Iowa City tonight for a contest against Bettendorf. The game will be played at Duane Banks Stadium on the University of Iowa campus and is set to begin at 5:00 PM.

New London

New London Varsity Baseball came down with their first loss of the season Friday in the first game of a doubleheader with Anamosa with a Game 1 final of 3-0. Senior Seth Bailey went 3 for 3. Senior Josh Catala went 1 for 1 at the plate with a walk. Seth Bailey pitched 4.1 innings allowing 3 runs, 2 earned on 6 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.

The Tigers were victorious 11-2 over Anamosa in Game 2 Friday. Senior Kooper Schulte went 1 for 4 with 3 RBIs and a sacrifice fly. Senior Dereck Santiago went 3 for 5 with 3 doubles and 2 RBIs. Senior Josh Catala was awarded the win, pitching 5 full innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits with 2 strikeouts. New London Baseball finished the year 25-1 overall and they are back on the field tonight for their second-round postseason matchup with Pekin at New London Jr/Sr High School. That game is set for 7:00 PM and you can catch live coverage on KILJ.

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.

Panther Hoopla Camp

Coming up on July 20th and 21st, Mount Pleasant High School is hosting the Panther Hoopla Basketball camp. Panther Hoopla is a southeast Iowa basketball camp offering fundamental skill sessions for girls and boys 3rd through 8th grade. This two-day camp will provide you a great opportunity to get in the gym and practice skills to help you all season long. More information can be found on the Panther Hoopla Facebook page as well as the KILJ Facebook page.

This Day in Sports History

1975 – Arthur Ashe became the first African-American man to win a Wimbledon singles title when he defeated Jimmy Connors in four sets.

1998 – Roger Clemens (Toronto Blue Jays) got his 3,000th career strikeout.

2005 – Roger Federer won his 15th Grand Slam tennis title.