Sports, June 15th

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball has a matchup tonight at home against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont. The Panthers head into tonight’s game 5-9 overall and are coming off a split doubleheader against Fairfield. Tonight’s game is set to begin at 7:00 PM.

New London

New London Varsity Baseball defeated Cardinal by a score of 10-1 Tuesday night and improve to 13-0 on the season. Senior Kooper Schulte went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Senior Carter Allen went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, a home run, and 2 RBIs. Senior Dereck Santiago pitched 6 full innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits with a walk and striking out 11. Tiger Baseball will be back in action tonight at 5:30 PM on the road against Winfield-Mt. Union.

New London Varsity Softball was defeated by Cardinal 7-1 Tuesday night. Junior Natalie Burden went 1 for 3 at the plate. Marlianna Woodsmall pitched the full 6-inning game allowing 5 runs, 4 earned on 5 hits with 1 walk and striking out 2. Tiger Softball is back on the field tonight as they will travel to Winfield-Mt. Union. That game is set to start at 7:00 PM.


Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics is tonight. Golden State leads the series 3-2. Game 6 is set to begin at 9 ET/8 CT. The Warriors won Game 5 104-94. The Warriors are looking to win their 4th Championship in the last 7 years.


The Atlanta Braves will go for their 14th straight win tonight as they will wrap up a series against Washington. It’s the longest winning streak in the majors this season. “It’s a good feeling. You feel like you’re on top of the world when you keep winning every night,” rookie outfielder Michael Harris II said.


NBC Sports has announced that former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will replace Drew Brees as an analyst on “Football Night in America.” Garrett has been working as an analyst for USFL games on NBC since April. Drew Brees left NBC after one season to spend more time with his family in retirement. Brees was also the color commentator for Notre Dame football games on NBC.

This Day in Sports History

1938 – Johnny Vander Meer (Cincinnati Reds) pitched his second straight no-hitter.

1952 – The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Giants 14-12 after being down 11-0 in the fifth inning.

1980 – Jack Nicklaus won his fourth U.S. Open title.

2005 – The New York Yankees announced plans for a new $800 million stadium. The plans called for the building to be next to Yankee Stadium and be ready by the 2009 season.