Sports, June 1st

High School Baseball

New London has scored at least 10 runs in their past three contests as the Tigers defeated West Burlington 10-6 last night. Brock Thuleen and Conner Bush each notched two RBIs for the Falcons. 

New London will face off against Central Lee on Tuesday, June 4th, at 5:30 pm at home. 

West Burlington will take on Van Buren County on Tuesday at 5:30 pm on the road. 

Van Buren County will square off against Louisa-Muscatine on Monday, June 3rd, at 5:30 pm at home. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against Central Lee on Monday at 5:30 pm on the road. 

Burlington Notre Dame will participate in a tournament today in Waterloo.

Mediapolis will take on Wapello on Monday at 5:30 pm at home. 

Fairfield will host Burlington on Monday at 5:30 pm in a doubleheader. 

Mt. Pleasant will travel to Keokuk for a doubleheader on Monday with first pitch scheduled for 5:30 pm. 

High School Softball

Fairfield fell to Prairie yesterday 12-0 in the Iowa City West Softball Classic. The Trojans will compete in a doubleheader at home on Monday, June 3rd, against Burlington with game one at 5:30 pm. 

West Burlington handled New London last night 13-2. Shona Anderson crushed a home run and finished with four RBIs in the winning effort. The Falcons will travel to Oskaloosa today to compete in a tournament. 

New London will take on Central Lee on Tuesday at 7 pm at home. 

Winfield-Mt. Union fell to #11 Louisa-Muscatine last night 13-0. Quin Smith, Kellee Milks, Katie Miller, and Jessi Renken each tallied a single for the Wolves. Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against Central Lee on Monday, June 3rd, at 5:30 pm. 

WACO scored the first run of the game against Hillcrest Academy last night, but the Warriors could not keep up with the Ravens and lost 13-1. WACO will host Lone Tree on Tuesday, June 4th, at 5:30 pm. 

Holy Trinity Catholic was defeated by Van Buren County last night 8-1. The Crusaders will attempt to get back in the win column against Mediapolis on Tuesday at 7:30 pm on the road. 

Mt. Pleasant will take on Keokuk on Monday in a road doubleheader at 5:30 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 5:15 pm. 

Mediapolis will square off against Wapello on Monday at 7:30 pm in a home game. 

Danville will host Pekin on Monday at 7 pm. 

High School Tennis

The boys’ state team tournament concluded yesterday and here’s the state champions. 

The Class 1A championship belongs to Wahlert Catholic after they defeated Xavier 5-3. Pella took 3rd place handily, taking down Waverly-Shell Rock 5-1. 

The Class 2A championship match was a shutout as Waukee Northwest took the crown over Pleasant Valley. Iowa City West narrowly defeated Linn-Mar 5-4 to claim 3rd place. 

High School Soccer

The boys’ state tournament held their semifinal matchups yesterday and here’s who will be playing for the championships today. 

Class 3A got the day rolling and Javier Flores scored both goals for Des Moines Hoover to push the Huskies past Norwalk 2-1. Dallas Center-Grimes cruised past Cedar Rapids Washington 4-0 as Zach Bruck scored two goals. The Class 3A championship will take place at 10 am. 

In a matchup few predicted, #5 Bishop Heelan will be taking on #7 Assumption for the Class 2A championship as the Crusaders defeated #1 Gilbert 3-1 and the Knights bested Perry 1-0. The game is scheduled for 1 pm. 

In Class 1A, #8 Van Meter continued their Cinderella run with a 2-0 victory over West Liberty. In the bottom half of the bracket, North Fayette Valley finally buried the ball into the back of the net in double overtime to beat Regina Catholic 1-0. The Class 1A championship game will take place at 4 pm. 

Lastly, #1 Johnston fended off Iowa City West 2-1 after winning in penalty kicks 4-3. Dowling Catholic also took down Pleasant Valley 2-1. The Class 4A championship is scheduled for 7 pm. 

On the girls’ side, Nevada will square off against Denver at 11:30 am for the Class 1A championship. 

North Polk will face off against Dallas Center-Grimes for the Class 2A championship at 5:30 pm. 

The Class 3A championship game is set for 2:30 pm against #5 Valley and #7 Bettendorf. 

Prospect League

The Burlington Bees lost to the O’Fallon Hoots 15-2 after seven innings last night. Cooper Donlin was the only source of offense for the Bees with a double and a two-run homer. The series will conclude tonight at 6:35 pm on the road. 

In a high scoring game, the Clinton LumberKings exited with the road victory over the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp last night 12-10. Brayden Buchanan led the charge with three RBIs in the winning effort. The LumberKings will host the Pistol Shrimp tonight at 6:30 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1943 – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Rip Sewell patents his “eephus” or “blooper ball” pitch; uses the pitch on way to a 20-win campaign.

1982 – Oakland A’s left fielder Rickey Henderson steals two bases in 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox to become fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in an MLB season.

2012 – Johan Santana throws the first no-hitter in the New York Mets’ 50-year MLB history when he beats the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-0.