Sports, June 17th

High School Baseball

Burlington Notre Dame competed in the Williamsburg Tournament over the weekend and lost both of their games: 8-3 versus Assumption and 11-2 against Central DeWitt. The Nikes will host Hillcrest Academy tonight at 5:30 pm. 

New London will take on Pekin tonight at home at 5:30 pm. 

Mt. Pleasant will travel to Fairfield tonight for a doubleheader with game one at 5:30 pm. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will compete against Wapello tonight on the road. 

West Burlington will take on Highland tonight at 5:30 pm at home. 

Mediapolis will compete against Louisa-Muscatine tonight at 5:30 pm at home. 

Central Lee will face off against Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow, June 18th, on the road at 5:30 pm. 

Danville will face off against West Burlington tomorrow at 5:30 pm on the road.  

Van Buren County will take on Mediapolis tomorrow at 5:30 pm in Mediapolis. 

High School Softball

Holy Trinity Catholic participated in the Hillcrest Tournament over the weekend and fell to English Valleys 6-2 and dominated Keota 15-3. The Crusaders will host New London tomorrow, June 18th, at 7 pm. 

Fairfield and West Burlington competed in a tournament at Oskaloosa over the weekend. The Falcons split their weekend series with a 5-0 loss to Albia and a 5-0 win over Ottumwa. Against the Bulldogs, Oryana Gonzalez pitched a one-hitter with six strikeouts for the win. Anna Engberg, Lacie Felkins, Madalynn Knapp, and Isabella Blaufuss each notched an RBI. The Falcons will take on Highland tonight at 7 pm at home. 

The Trojans went 0-2 with a 7-1 loss to Oskaloosa and a 6-0 shutout against Collins-Maxwell. Lilly Bergren scored the lone run of the weekend for the Trojans. Fairfield will host Mt. Pleasant tonight with game one of a doubleheader at 5:30 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 5:15 pm. 

Mt. Pleasant traveled to Wapello to compete in a tournament over the weekend and fell to the Arrows 8-0 in game one and lost 11-0 against Camanche. Emma Starr tallied two hits, including a double over the two contests and Macy Jones went 2 for 2 with a double in game two. 

Central Lee will host Columbus tonight at 7 pm. 

Mediapolis will face off against Louisa-Muscatine tonight at 7:30 pm at home. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will square off against Wapello tonight at 5:30 pm on the road. 

Van Buren County will host Hillcrest Academy tonight at 7 pm. 

WACO will take on Columbus tomorrow at 5:30 pm at home. 

Danville will compete against West Burlington tomorrow at 7 pm. 

High School Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant’s optional summer runs officially get underway this week. The runs are a great way to get in shape and to run with others. The runs are available for 7th through 12th graders and will often be led by upperclassmen as coaches may not be present for every run.

On Mondays and Wednesdays the runs will start at 6:30 am at the Old Threshers Museum Theatre and on Tuesdays and Thursdays they will be at Saunders Park by the swimming pool at 7 pm. 

If you have any questions, contact Coach Murray at 319-850-0867. 

Prospect League

The Burlington Bees and Clinton LumberKings competed in a weekend series and the LumberKings swept the Bees in convincing fashion on Saturday, 12-4, and snuck away with a 5-4 victory last night. 

In game one, Cooper Donlin smacked a double and tallied two RBIs for the Bees. The LumberKings were led by Cougar Cooke as he finished with four RBIs. Game two saw the LumberKings’ pitching staff toss 14 strikeouts in the win. 

Burlington will take on the Normal CornBelters tonight at home at 6:30 pm. 

Clinton will face off against the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes tonight at 6:30 pm at home. 

This Day in Sports History

1880 – Providence Grays MLB pitcher John M. Ward threw a perfect game, beating the Buffalo Bisons, 5-0; the second perfect game in the National League in six days. It would take 84 years before another National League pitcher threw a perfect game. 

1976 – The ABA merges into the NBA, bringing the New York Nets, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, and San Antonio Spurs. 

2003 – “Moneyball,” a book about the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane’s sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published.