Sports, June 15th

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant brought the power last night to EBF with four extra base hits leading the way to a 13-5 win. Payton Walker started the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the 1st inning. The Panthers added 5 runs in the 3rd inning after J.C. Sitar clobbered the Panthers first home run of the season for 2 RBIs. Garrett Cook smashed his own 2 RBI double and Ben Newton totaled the final RBI of the inning off a single.

Walker was not finished at the plate as he sent the ball over the fence for the Panthers second home run of the season to add an insurance run in the 5th inning after the Rockets scored 5 runs to make it 6 to 5. Newton added another RBI later in the inning. The Panthers added four runs in the 6th inning and one more run in the 7th inning to reach the final.

Walker reached base in all five of his at-bats and picked up the complete game win on the mound as he struck out the side in the 7th inning to finish with 4 strikeouts for the game. The Panthers will take on Burlington tonight at home with first pitch at 7:30 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to face off against Highland tomorrow, June 16th.

New London will host Mediapolis tonight.

Danville will travel to face off against Burlington Notre Dame today at 5:30 pm.

Central Lee will take on Van Buren County tonight on the road.

Van Buren County moved to 15-1 on the season after handling Highland last night 16-0.

In Southeast Iowa conference (SEC) play, Fort Madison will host Keokuk and Fairfield will travel to take on Washington tonight. Burlington fell to Davenport Assumption yesterday 12-8.

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant will have a rematch with Burlington tonight at home with first pitch at 7:30 pm.

Van Buren County lost to Highland last night 14-2 after the Huskies scored all of their runs in the 1st inning. The Warriors will face off against Central Lee today at home.

New London was defeated by Wapello last night 5-0. The Tigers will host Mediapolis tonight.

Danville will face off against Holy Trinity Catholic tonight.

Winfield-Mt. Union fell to Holy Trinity Catholic last night 18-2. Keely Malone went 3 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI as Anna Anderson picked up the other RBI. The Wolves will take on Columbus today.

Mediapolis ran up the score against Pekin last night after being down 2 to 0 entering the 4th inning to win 14-2. Avery Bandy tallied 5 RBIs for the Bulldogs.

In SEC games, Washington will look for the complete 3-game sweep over Fairfield tonight. Fort Madison will host Keokuk today at 7:30 pm.

Mt. Pleasant Cross Country

The Mt. Pleasant Cross Country optional summer runs will start up Monday, June 19th. The runs will be led by upperclassmen as coaches may not be present for every run. The practices are open to runners from 7th to 12th grade.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, runs will begin at the Old Threshers Museum Theatre at 6:30 am.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, runs will start at 7 pm at Saunders Park by the swimming pool.

The runs will continue throughout the summer until the middle of August. If you have any questions, reach out to Coach Murray at 319-850-0867.

Prospect League

The Burlington Bees will look to get back in the win column tonight against the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp at home.

The LumberKings defeated the Danville Dans 5-4 in extra innings. The game winning RBI went to Brock Wollin. Danville and Clinton will rematch tonight.

This Day in Sports History

1928 – Philadelphia Athletics baseball star Ty Cobb, steals home for a record 54th time.

2004 – NBA Finals: Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles Lakers, 100-87 in Game 5 to complete one of the greatest upsets in NBA history; MVP: Chauncey Billups.

2019 – Baseball jersey belonging to Babe Ruth becomes most expensive sports memorabilia when it sells for $5.64 million at an auction in New York.