Sports, June 13th

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant was swept by Burlington at Community Field last night as the Grayhounds touted clutch bats. In game one, Mt. Pleasant got on the board first after a leadoff double by Carter Amos and a bunt single by Payson Coleman led to a wild pitch giving the Panthers a 1 to 0 lead. Burlington would score the next four runs to take a 4 to 1 lead. Nevertheless, an RBI double by Jake Ensminger and an RBI single by Payton Walker cut the deficit to one run. The Grayhounds would score 8 runs in the next two innings to win 12-3. Logan Messer went 3 for 4 with 5 RBIs in the game.

Game two started with an offensive showcase and some weak defense as RBI singles from Ensminger, J.C. Sitar, and an RBI double by Amos gave the Panthers a 3 to 2 lead after Burlington responded with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the 1st inning. Zerek Venghaus and Kyler Schwartz then allowed only a combined three hits until the 6th inning. Schwartz helped his own cause by ripping an RBI double then Messer singled home the eventual game winning run to win 4-3. Burlington remains undefeated in conference play. The Panthers will take on EBF tomorrow on the road, KILJ will be on the call, and the Grayhounds will face off against Davenport Assumption tomorrow.

Winfield-Mt. Union will host Wapello tonight at 7 pm.

New London handed Hillcrest Academy their 2nd loss of the season after scoring 7 runs between the 5th and 6th innings to win 8-4. Memphis Watson had a double and 3 RBIs while Vegas Watson had a double and 2 RBIs. The Tigers will take on Danville tonight on the road.

Mediapolis will travel to take on Fort Madison tonight at 7 pm.

Central Lee handled Wapello last night 15-0. Bo Herdrich led the way for the Hawks with a 3 RBI double. Landon Rudd, Corbin Pohren, and Kayden Ames each collected 2 RBIs. The Hawks will face off against Burlington Notre Dame tonight with first pitch at 5:30 pm.

Van Buren County moves to 14-1 on the season after defeating Lousia-Muscatine 10 to 1 last night. Sam Warth went 2 for 4 with 4 RBIs in the win. The Warriors will take on West Burlington today on the road. 

In Southeast Iowa conference (SEC) play, Fairfield swept Washington last night 1-0 in game one and 5-4 in game two after extra innings. Tallon Bates finished 2 for 3 with an RBI in game two. The conference series will be picked up on Thursday, June 15th.

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant fell to Burlington in both games of their doubleheader yesterday 4-0 in game one and 12-0 in game two. Addison Clark went 1 for 3 in game one with Tyi Alter going 4 innings allowing only one run off of four hits. Jersey Beach and Jolynn Martin each went 1 for 1 in game two. The Panthers will have a rematch with the Grayhounds on Thursday, June 15th.

Van Buren County lost to Louisa-Muscatine in a high scoring game 12-8 last night. Ivy Davison smacked a home run with 4 RBIs in the losing effort. The Warriors will travel to take on West Burlington tonight at 7 pm.

New London lost to Hillcrest Academy yesterday 16-6. The Tigers will take on Danville tonight on the road. 

Winfield-Mt. Union could not stop scoring last night as they took down Danville 21-7. Anna Anderson went yard and Joise Nelson and Quin Smith tied for the team lead in RBIs with 3 apiece. The Wolves will face off against Wapello tonight at home.

Central Lee defeated Wapello 6-2. The Hawks will host Holy Trinity Catholic tonight.

Mediapolis fell to Highland 13-1. The Bulldogs will take on Pekin tomorrow, June 14th.

In SEC games, Washington swept Fairfield last night 11-9 in game one and 6-1 in game two. Fort Madison needed extras in game one to win 16-11 as they swept Keokuk after winning 5-0 in game two. Both series pick up on June 15th.

This Day in Sports History

1973 – The Los Angeles Dodgers had a lineup that included Steve Garvey at first base, Davey Lopes at second base, Ron Cey at third base and Bill Russell playing shortstop in the second game of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds. First game of a record 8.5 years playing with the same infield.

2002 – Stanley Cup Final, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1 for a 4-1 series win; Red Wings’ 10th title; coach Scotty Bowman retires with record 9th title.

2019 – NBA Finals: Toronto Raptors beat defending champion Golden State Warriors, 114-110 to win franchise’s first Championship; last game at Oracle Arena, Oakland; MVP: Kawhi Leonard.