Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball was defeated 15-1 by Marion in 5 innings at Mount Mercy University Friday evening. The loss effectively ends the Panthers season. Mount Pleasant finishes the 2022 campaign 9-19 overall and 7-13 in Southeast Conference play. Mount Pleasant Head Coach Brent Broeker following the game, “We were 11 runs from being a much higher seed. I told the boys to not hang their heads. Even though our record doesn’t show it, we were better this year and hopefully they’ll stay positive and have a good year next year.”
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.
San Diego Padres outfielder Jurickson Profar has been released from the hospital after a collision with rookie shortstop C.J. Abrams Thursday night. Profar was released Friday from UC San Diego Health and was diagnosed with a concussion and a neck strain.
This Day in Sports History
1966 – Jack Nicklaus beat Doug Sanders and Dave Thomas by 1 stroke to win the British Open and become the 4th golfer in history to win all 4 majors
1991 – South Africa was re-admitted to the Olympics
2000 – Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe
2018 – Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper buys the Carolina Panthers for an NFL record $2.275 billion