Sports, June 14th

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball had a pair of games Monday night against Fairfield. The Panthers were defeated 4-2 in Game 1. Mount Pleasant Junior Carter Amos went 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs. Senior Cooper Keldgord pitched 4.2 innings allowing 3 runs, 2 earned on 5 hits with 5 walks and striking out 4. Mount Pleasant was victorious in Game 2 of the night by a score of 3-2. Senior Lincoln Henriksen turned in a 1 for 3 performance at the plate in Game 2. Sophomore Ben Newton pitched 4 full innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits with 3 walks and striking out 1. MP Varsity Baseball will be back in action Wednesday night for a matchup with Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont. First pitch is set for 7:00 PM.

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball had two contests against Fairfield Monday night. MP was defeated in Game 1 by a score of 11-0. Savana Walls went 1 for 2 at the plate. Myah Starr pitched 3 full innings, allowing 4 runs, none earned. The Panthers were defeated 13-3 in Game 2 of the night. Jersey Beachy went 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs. Ella McNamee pitched 2.2 innings, allowing 8 runs, 5 earned. “We need to improve in all phases of the game and play complimentary softball. Great group of players, proud of their resiliency.” Panthers Head Coach Mike Beason said. Panther Softball will be back on the field on Thursday night for a doubleheader at Fort Madison. The first game begins at 5:30 PM with the second game starting at 7:30 PM and you can catch live coverage on 105.5 KILJ.

New London

New London Varsity Baseball was victorious over Pekin by a score of 10-0 Monday night. Senior Camden Kasel was 1 for 1 at the plate with 2 RBIs, a walk, and a home run. Senior Seth Bailey pitched the complete 5-inning game, allowing 2 hits and striking out 5. Parker Testa had a chance to speak with New London Head Coach Brad Helmerson following the game and he had this to say on what he liked from his team’s performance. “Cam started with a home run there early and then we kind of got rolling from there. Fundamental baseball is what got us here and that’s what’s hopefully going to take us the rest of the way.” 12-0 New London will be back on the field tonight as they will take on Cardinal on the road. That game is set to begin at 7:00 PM.

New London Varsity Softball was defeated by Pekin 5-4 Monday night. Sophomore Sophie Malott went 3 for 4 with 1 RBI. Marlianna Woodsmall pitched the complete game allowing 5 runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and striking out 3. Tiger Softball is back on the field tonight as they will take on Cardinal on the road. First pitch is set for 7:00 PM.

Winfield-M. Union

Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Softball was defeated by Louisa-Muscatine 11-1 Monday night. Wolves Softball will be back in action tonight as they will host Mediapolis. That game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM.


The Golden State Warriors were victorious over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals 104-94 to take a 3-2 series lead. Warriors guard Stephen Curry’s streak of 233 straight games with a 3-pointer made ended as Curry shot 0 for 9 from beyond the arc.

This Day in Sports History

1969 – Reggie Jackson hit two home runs and drove in 10 runs in a 21-17 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

1994 – The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vancouver Canucks. It was the first time the Rangers had won the cup in 54 years.

2002 – The U.S. beat Mexico 2-0 and advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals. It was the best showing in the World Cup for the U.S. since 1930.

2005 – The Detroit Pistons defeated the San Antonio Spurs 96-79 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. It was the first time in history that the first three games had been decided by 15 points or more.

2009 – Phil Jackson (Los Angeles Lakers) recorded his 10th NBA title as coach. Jackson finished his career with 11 total championships, 6 with Chicago and 5 with the LA Lakers.