Sports, June 18th

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball had a pair of games on the road against Holy Trinity Catholic Friday night. The Panthers won the first game by a score of 15-10 for their second win of the season. Mount Pleasant was defeated 7-5 in the second game of the night. Panther Softball will be back on the field Monday night at home for a doubleheader against Washington. The first game will start at 5:30 PM with the second set to begin at 7:30 PM.

New London

New London Varsity Baseball defeated the Davenport North Wildcats by a score of 4-3 Friday night. Senior Josh Catala went 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Freshman Memphis Watson was 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Sophomore Brendan Richey pitched 5 innings, allowing 3 earned runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and striking out 2. Tiger Baseball will be back on the field on Monday at 5:30 PM as they will go on the road for a matchup with Danville.

New London Varsity Softball was defeated by Wapello by a score of 10-1 on Friday night. Wapello sophomore Emily Hemphill went 2 for 4 with a triple. While Wapello junior Livia Fuller pitched 4 full innings, allowing 2 hits with a walk and striking out 2. Tiger Softball will be back on the field on Monday night for a doubleheader at Danville. The first game is scheduled for 5:30 PM with the second to follow at 7:00 PM.

Iowa Wesleyan Men’s Basketball

Iowa Wesleyan Men’s Basketball will host a 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament on July 4th at Ruble Arena on the Iowa Wesleyan University campus in Mount Pleasant. All ages are welcome from 3rd grade on through adult ages. There will be a DJ playing music during the event and concession stand availability. The cost to enter is $60 per team. Each team must have at least 3 players with a maximum of 4 players. Payment is required before the start of the first game. Checks can be made payable to Iowa Wesleyan Men’s Basketball. Each athlete must sign a waiver of liability and complete a health information form prior to competing. That form can be sent via email (listed below).

Registration, questions, or concerns may be directed to Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Jordan Ashton, at

This Day in Sports History

1938 – Future Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth is signed as a Brooklyn Dodgers coach for the remainder of the season

1972 – Jack Nicklaus captures his 3rd US Open title at Pebble Beach

1986 – Don Sutton of the California Angels becomes the 19th pitcher in MLB history to win 300 games

2000 – Tiger Woods wins the 100th US Open for his first Open title. Winning by a record of 15 strokes over Ernie Els