Sports, June 21st

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball had a pair of games last night at home against Washington. The Panthers dropped the first game by a score of 13-0. Malia Anderson was given the loss on the mound. Savana Walls went 1 for 1 at the plate. The Panthers were defeated in game 2 with the final being 18-1. Myah Starr was given the loss on the mound. Saige Burchett went 1 for 1 with a double and an RBI in game 2. Mount Pleasant Softball will be back on the field on Wednesday at 7:00 PM at home against New London. You can catch live coverage of the game here on KILJ.

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball split a doubleheader last night against Washington. The Panthers won game 1 in walk-off fashion 9-8. Cooper Keldgord went 5 full innings on the mound in game 1. Keldgord allowed 6 runs, 3 earned on 10 hits with 2 walks and striking out 6. Lincoln Henriksen was 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBIs. Mount Pleasant was defeated in game 2 by a score of 12-3. Ben Newton pitched 5 full innings allowing 6 runs, 5 earned on 6 hits with 1 walk and striking out 5.

Mount Pleasant Head Coach Brent Broeker following the games, “Game one, I thought we played real well. We battled with them all seven innings and ended up getting the walk-off win in the bottom of the seventh. It was great to see the kids keep battling. Game Two, I thought we played great for four innings then the wheels kind of fell off for us. Overall, I thought we played pretty well tonight. Just had a couple of bad innings.”

Panther Baseball will be back on the field on Wednesday night as they will go on the road to take on Davis County. That game is set to begin at 7:00 PM.

New London

New London Varsity Softball defeated Danville by a score of 19-8 last night for their first win of the season. Sophomore Sophie Malott went 4 for 5 at the plate with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. Megan Lee pitched the complete 6 inning game. Allowing 8 runs, none earned on 10 hits with 3 walks and striking out 2. Tiger Softball won game 2 of the night 12-4 over Danville. Freshman Olivia Hester went 3 for 5 at the dish with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. Megan Lee pitched the complete game. Allowing 4 runs, 3 earned on 8 hits with 1 walk and striking out 4. New London Softball will take on Holy Trinity Catholic tonight at home at 7:00 PM.

New London Varsity Baseball defeated Danville on the road last night by a score of 24-0 to improve to 17-0 on the season. Senior Kooper Schulte went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double, a home run, and 5 RBIs. Senior Josh Catala was awarded the win. Catala pitched 2 innings with no runs allowed on 2 hits and 4 strikeouts. Tiger Baseball will be back on the field on tonight as they will take on Don Bosco at 6:30 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

1939 – Lou Gehrig quit baseball due to illness.

1970 – Tony Jacklin became the second British golfer in 50 years to win the U.S. Open golf tournament.

1997 – The Women’s National Basketball Association made its debut. The New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 67-57.