Sports, July 8

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Softball was defeated by Fairfield 13-0 in 2.5 innings Thursday night, the loss will effectively end the Panthers season. Head Coach Mike Beason said this following Thursday night’s game. “Fairfield is a quality team and Coty Engle is an outstanding Pitcher. Our team improved in a lot of areas this year. Congratulations to our lone Senior, Savana Walls on a fine career. At times we took one step forward and two back, but the team kept working to improve. Great group of players to work with, who need to continue to work in the off-season. Thanks to all the parents and fans who supported us throughout the year!”

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball will have their first round contest of the Class 3A – Substate 5 tournament tonight against Marion. That game will begin at 7:00 PM and will be played at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids. Tickets can be purchased online through the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Live coverage available on KILJ.

New London

New London Varsity Baseball will take on Burlington Notre Dame in the District 11 championship of the Class 1A-Substate 6 postseason on Saturday night. Live coverage will be available on KILJ. The winner of that game will take on the winner of the Sigourney and Moravia game in the State Qualifier game on Tuesday night.

This Day in Sports History

1909 – 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights

1953 – Notre Dame announced that the next five years of its football games would be shown in theatres over closed circuit TV.

1957 – Baseball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick

1994 – Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson

2012 – Roger Federer wins his 7th Wimbledon and 17th Grand Slam title