Sports, July 6th

High School Baseball

Fairfield lost to Solon last night 5-1. Luke Konczal blasted a solo home run for the Trojans. Fairfield will take on Pella on Monday, July 8th, at 7:30 pm for their  final game of the regular season.

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Davenport Central on Monday at 7 pm at home. 

High School Postseason Baseball

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

Danville will square off against Keota at 7 pm tonight 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 tonight 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 tonight at home against Centerville at 7 pm. 

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

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant fell to Burlington last night 11-0. 

West Burlington split their doubleheader last night, losing game one 3-2  in extra innings and taking game two 9-1. Logan Kelley smacked a two-run homer in game one, while Lauren Krieger and Madelyn Thomas both went deep in game two. The Falcons will take on Burlington on Monday, July 8th, in a doubleheader with game one at 5:30 pm. 

Fairfield will face off against Ottumwa today at 12:30 pm on the road. 

Central Lee will take on Cardinal on Monday 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. 

For Class 4A Region 8, Mt. Pleasant will travel to Central DeWitt on Thursday, July 11th, at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. The winner of the matchup will face off against Burlington in the semifinals.  

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

In the rubber match of their three-game series, the Clinton LumberKings clobbered the Burlington Bees 11-3. Bryce Brown injected early excitement into the game with a two-run homer for the Bees, but the offense struggled to produce. The LumberKings toed the line of aggressive yet patient offense, tabbing 12 hits and walking eight times. Karson Grout and James Hackett each finished with two RBIs. 

The Burlington Bees will stay at home to face off against the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes at 6:30 pm tonight.

The LumberKings will resume a rain-out game against the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp today, leading 2-0 in the bottom of the 3rd inning. The two will play a full game after the conclusion of game one. 

This Day in Sports History

1887 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Lottie Dodd becomes the youngest ever Wimbledon champion (15 years, 285 days); she beats Blanche Bingley 6-2, 6-0.

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 seven Cardinals to reach 2,836 strikeouts, the most by a left-handed pitcher in MLB history at the time. Later passed by Randy Johnson.