Sports, June 13th

High School Baseball

Van Buren County could not stop scoring last night as the Warriors defeated Lone Tree 22-3. Van Buren County will take on New London at home tonight at 5:30 pm in a doubleheader. 

New London lost to Hillcrest Academy yesterday 11-0. 

Winfield-Mt. Union defeated Danville last night 8-3. Jaden Bauer and Henry Bellrichard each slapped a double to collect an RBI for the Bears. The Wolves will compete against Hillcrest Academy tonight on the road at 5:30 pm. 

Danville will travel to Mediapolis tonight at 5:30 pm. 

Burlington Notre Dame was locked with Highland at five after three innings of play; the Nikes then exploded for 12 runs to win 17-5. Burlington Notre Dame will host West Burlington tonight at 5:30 pm. 

West Burlington surrendered three runs in the bottom of the 6th inning, leading to Louisa-Muscatine taking home the win 5-3. 

Central Lee clobbered Wapello last night 16-3. Zach Manwill, Chase Johnson, and Brayden Wyrick each finished with three RBIs as the Hawks slugged seven extra-base hits. Central Lee will face off against West Burlington tomorrow, June 14th, at 5:30 pm at home. 

Mt. Pleasant’s offense was firing on all cylinders last night as the Panthers defeated Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 13-3. Ben Newton and Zach Newton each collected three RBIs with Payton Hagans legging out a triple and nabbing two RBIs in the win. The Panthers will travel to Burlington tonight at 5:30 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 5:15 pm. 

Fairfield and Washington will finish their series tonight at 5:30 pm in Fairfield. 

High School Softball

Danville barely escaped with the win last night against Winfield-Mt. Union, 15-12. The Bears will travel to Mediapolis tonight at 5:30 pm. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will compete against Hillcrest Academy tonight at 7 pm at Mount Mercy University. 

Mediapolis handled Pekin last night 15-3. Payton Harris finished with a double and a game leading four RBIs for the Bulldogs. 

West Burlington lost a heartbreaker last night to Louisa-Muscatine 5-4 in walk-off fashion. Logan Kelley smacked a solo home run in the losing effort. The Falcons will look to get back in the win column tonight against Central Lee on the road at 7 pm. 

Central Lee’s late eight run surge helped propel the Hawks to a 17-13 victory over Wapello last night. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will host Central Lee tonight at 5:30 pm. 

New London lost to Hillcrest Academy yesterday 13-4. The Tigers will face off against Van Buren County tonight in a doubleheader with game one at 5:30 pm on the road.  

WACO will compete against Wapello tonight at 5:30 pm at home. 

Fairfield will host Washington tonight at 5:30 pm. 

Mt. Pleasant will look for revenge on the road against Burlington tonight at 5:30 pm. 

High School Softball Rankings

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their fourth edition of the softball rankings yesterday and a new southeast Iowa team entered the top 15. 

In Class 4A, Burlington tumbled a spot in the top 15 to #12 this week after losing their first game of the year to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in game one of a doubleheader Tuesday night. After allowing only one run to score through their first seven games, the Grayhounds have watched 30 runs score against them in their past six games. Lillian Hand leads the offense with a 0.477 average and a team leading 16 RBIs.

Class 3A saw Washington gain a spot in the rankings from #8 to #7. The Demons tout a team ERA of 2.35 and a team batting average of 0.385 as Leighton Salazar is hitting 0.548 with 20 RBIs.

West Burlington fell out of the top 15 and Central Lee jumped at the opportunity to be ranked 15th. The 13-4 Hawks have been slugging the ball with 10 team home runs. Shana Buford is a big reason for their success with a 0.581 batting average and a team leading five home runs and 27 RBIs. 

Prospect League

The Clinton LumberKings hosted the Burlington Bees last night for a doubleheader and the home team scraped by with two wins: 6-3 in game one and 7-6 in game two. 

Christian Dunn doubled home a run for the Bees, while Ben Swails and Mason McCurdy each collected two RBIs for the LumberKings in game one.

Game two saw a four-run 6th inning by the Bees thwarted by a Clay Jacobs RBI single in the bottom half of the inning. Boston Halloran tabbed two RBIs for the Bees. 

Burlington will stay on the road to face off against the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp tonight at 7:05 pm. 

Clinton will take on the Lafayette Aviators tonight at 6:30 pm at home. 

This Day in Sports History

1924 – The New York Yankees win by forfeit over the Detroit Tigers after a brawl amongst the teams and spectators ensues in the 9th inning.

1973 – Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ron Cey, and Bill Russell play together for the first time, setting the record of staying together as an infield for 8 1⁄2 years (LA Dodgers).

2012 – San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain pitches the first perfect game in the franchise’s history against the Houston Astros.