Sports, June 11, 2022

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant JV and Varsity Baseball had their games against Mid-Prairie cancelled on Friday due to weather. Mount Pleasant JV Baseball will play next on Monday, June 13 at 5:30 PM against Fairfield at Fairfield Middle School. Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball will play next on Monday, June 13 at 7:30 PM against Fairfield at the Mapleleaf Athletic Complex in Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball was defeated by Mid-Prairie by a score of 11-1 Friday night. Junior Jersey Beachy went 2 for 4 with a double. Junior Jayden Housh finished the game 1 for 2 with 1 RBI. Sophomore Madison Helling pitched 3 innings allowing 10 runs, 4 earned on 7 hits with 2 walks. Panther Softball will be back on the field Monday, June 13th with a doubleheader against Fairfield at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex. The first game will begin at 5:30 PM with the second set for 7:30 PM.

New London

New London Varsity Baseball continues their great season as they were victorious over Hillcrest Academy Friday night by a score of 8-1 to improve to 11-0. Senior Dereck Santiago went 2 for 2 with a double and 4 RBIs. Senior Tucker Gibbar went 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Sophomore Brendan Richey pitched 5.1 innings allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits with 3 walks and striking out 6. Tiger Baseball will be back in action on Monday, June 13th for a matchup with Pekin. That game is scheduled for 5:30 PM, and you can catch live coverage on 105.5 KILJ.

New London Varsity Softball will play a pair of games today in the Fairfield Tournament at Fairfield Middle School. The first game against Van Buren County is scheduled for 11 AM. The second game is set for 12:30 PM as the Tigers will play Central Lee.

This Day in Sports History

1955 – A crash during the 24 Hours of Le Mans sent large amounts of debris into the crowd, killing driver Pierre Levegh and 83 spectators, injuring 178 more. It is widely considered as the worst crash in motorsports history.

1997 – Playing with a stomach virus, Michael Jordan scored 38 points and hit the game-winning 3 pointer in a 90-88 Chicago Bulls win over the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Chicago would go on to win the Finals in Game 6.

2010 – The 2010 FIFA World Cup began at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was the first World Cup to be played in Africa. Spain won the World Cup a month later.