Sports, July 6th

High School Postseason Baseball

In Class 1A Substate 5: District 9, Burlington Notre Dame clobbered New London to punch their ticket to the district championship last night 12-0. It was an error-filled night for the Tigers defensively as Landry Haberichter reached on an error to start the game for the Nikes then scored later due to an error on a throw down to third base on his steal attempt. 

The second inning was when the game was broken open as a bases loaded triple by Caden Schwenker led to three runs being ushered across and the score being pushed to an eventual 8 to 0. Eli Olesen smashed a 2 RBI double in the 4th inning to complete their game of slugging. Hunter Shipley picked up the win on the mound going 4 innings allowing only 2 hits and striking out 4 batters. Memphis Watson and Cale Westerbeck tallied the two hits for the Tigers as New London ended the season with an 8-15 record. The Nikes will take on Moravia on July 8th at 7 pm.

In Class 2A Substate 5: District 10, the doubleheader at Van Buren County was canceled last night due to the rain. Mediapolis and Central Lee will face off at 5 pm and Van Buren County will square off against Winfield-Mt. Union at 7 pm with both games taking place tonight. 

The Bulldogs swept Central Lee in their two contests this season. The Warriors won their last matchup back on June 21st, 12-2.

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 tomorrow, July 7th.

High School Postseason Softball

In Class 1A Region 8, Holy Trinity Catholic fell to Sigourney last night 9-0. The Crusaders end the season with an 11-12 record.

Wapello defeated Highland yesterday 3-2. Tatum Wolford tallied 2 RBIs for the Arrows. Sigourney and Wapello will face off tomorrow at 7 pm with the winner going to the regional championship. 

In Class 2A Region 7, Van Buren County was upset by Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont last night 4-1. Ivy Davison had the lone RBI for the Warriors. Van Buren County finished the season with a 19-8 record. 

In Class 2A Region 8, Mediapolis scored the first run but that would be their only run as they fell to Louisa-Muscatine 11-1 yesterday. Delaney Griffith collected the RBI. The Bulldogs finished the season with a 7-12 record. 

Central Lee and Washington will square off tonight at Washington and West Burlington will host Fairfield today 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 tonight at 7 pm. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 6:45 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 made it two in a row last night after defeating the Danville Dans 6-4. Jaden Hackbarth clobbered a bases loaded double resulting in a team leading 3 RBIs. The Bees will face off against the Quincy Gems tomorrow, July 7th.

The Clinton LumberKings will look to go against the Quincy Gems tonight at home.

This Day in Sports History

1956 – MLB Commissioner Ford Frick inaugurates the Cy Young Award, to honor baseball’s outstanding pitcher of the season.

1980 – MLB Philadelphia Phillies starter Steve Carlton fans 7 Cardinals to reach 2,836 strikeouts, the most by a left-handed pitcher in MLB history.

1989 – Ex-Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt becomes the first retired MLB player to be named to start the All Star game; he elects not to play.