Sports, June 21st

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant will host Davis County tonight with first pitch at 7:30 pm.

New London will take on Pekin tonight.

Van Buren County squeaked by with the win against Mediapolis yesterday 2-1. Taylor Sprouse picked up the win on the mound, going the complete game allowing only 3 hits, an unearned run, and tallying 5 strikeouts. The Warriors will host Winfield-Mt. Union tonight.

Danville lost to West Burlington last night 9-4. Brady Diewold cracked a home run and tallied 4 RBIs in the win for the Falcons. The Bears take on Lone Tree today.

Central Lee will host Hillcrest Academy tonight.

In Southeast conference (SEC) play, Washington and Keokuk along with Fort Madison and Burlington continue their series tomorrow.

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant will host Cardinal tonight at 7:30 pm with KILJ on the call with pregame at 7:15 pm.

Central Lee will face off against Hillcrest Academy today.

New London fell to Holy Trinity Catholic yesterday 12-0. The Tigers will face off against Van Buren County tomorrow, June 22nd. The Crusaders host Wapello tonight.

Winfield-Mt. Union fell to Hillcrest Academy last night 15-2. The lone RBI belonged to Jessi Renken for the Wolves. Anna Anderson clocked a double. The Wolves will travel to take on Lone Tree tomorrow.

Danville was defeated by West Burlington 10-0 last night. Lauren Krieger led the Falcons with 5 RBIs on the night. The Bears will take on Lone Tree tonight.

Mediapolis will take on West Burlington tomorrow.

In SEC games, Burlington will face off against Fort Madison and Keokuk will square off against Washington tomorrow.

Mt. Pleasant Cross Country

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.

Iowa High School Sports Network (IHSSN)

The IHSSN is looking to expand on their live sporting event options for the boys’ state tournaments and this evolution will consist of a pay-per-view platform for their streaming devices. This will be introduced at this year’s baseball state tournament.

An important note is that the broadcasts will still be available for free and still live through its Iowa cable and broadcast television affiliates. The change will occur with the streaming devices (i.e., phone desktop, iPad, etc.) as they will now require a fee for single games/matches or the entire championship tournament.

There will be no monthly or yearly subscriptions and the user controls what sporting events they would like to purchase.

The price for a single game/match will be $9.99 and a tournament pass will cost $18.99, which gives you access to all of the championship games or matches.

Prospect League

The Burlington Bees fell to the Jackson Rockabillys last night 12-5. Trent Rice led the Bees with 2 RBIs in the contest. The Bees will look to get back in the win column against the Cape Catfish tonight.

The Clinton LumberKings defeated the Chillicothe Paints 7-3 last night. Graysen Drezek picked up his 2nd win of the season after throwing 5 innings of 1 hit baseball notching 4 strikeouts. The LumberKings will host the Lafayette Aviators on Friday, June 23rd.

This Day in Sports History

1970 – FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Brazil and Pelé become first team and player to win the World Cup 3 times, beating Italy, 4-1 in front of 107,412.

1994 – German tennis superstar Steffi Graf becomes first defending champion to lose in the 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to American Lorrie McNeal).

2015 – US Open Men’s Golf, Chambers Bay GC: Jordan Spieth (21) becomes youngest winner since 1923 by 1 shot from Dustin Johnson & Louis Oosthuizen.