Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball had a pair of games on the road against Keokuk Thursday night.
The Panthers were defeated in Game 1 of the night by a score of 10-0. Ty Alter pitched 5.2 innings in the loss while Bethany Drury went 2 for 2 with a double at the plate. It was Ty Alter’s first varsity start on the mound and Mike Beason tells KILJ that she “pitched very well for her first varsity start.”
Mount Pleasant won Game 2 by a score of 6-3. Ella McNamee was given the win on the mound, pitching 4 full innings, allowing 3 runs, none earned. Savana Walls went 2 for 4 at the plate with an RBI. Addison Clark was 2 for 4 with an RBI as well.
Mount Pleasant Head Coach Mike Beason following Game 2, “Great pitching start by Ella, and a great finish from Myah (Starr.) Timely hitting, great team win. Congratulations to all the players for their perseverance.”
Panther Softball will be back on the field on Monday night at home for a 2-game set with Burlington. The first game is set to begin at 5:30 PM with the second to follow at 7:30 PM. You can catch live coverage of both games on KILJ.
Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball split a pair of games on the road against Keokuk Thursday night.
The Panthers were defeated 10-7 in Game 1. Trevor Wellington was given the loss on the mound in Game 1, pitching 3 innings and allowing 7 runs on 4 hits with 8 walks and striking out 1. Wellington also turned in a 2 for 4 performance at the plate with a double and an RBI. Carter Amos had a double with 2 RBIs. Mount Pleasant won Game 2 11-6. Peyton Hagans pitched 5.2 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits with 6 walks and striking out 4. Lincoln Henriksen had a triple and 3 RBIs. Carter Amos with a double and 2 RBIs.
Panther Baseball will be back on the field on Monday night at home for a doubleheader with Burlington. The first game is set to begin at 5:30 PM with the second at 7:30 PM.
New London Varsity Softball will have a pair of games tonight. The first being a rescheduled game against Hillcrest Academy from June 10th, this game will begin at 2:00 PM. The second game will begin at 5:30 PM as the Tigers will take on Highland.
Undefeated New London Tiger Varsity Baseball is set to take on Highland tonight. That game is set to begin at 7:00 PM and you can catch live coverage of the game on KILJ.
Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Softball defeated Columbus by a score of 8-0 last night. Wolves Softball will be back on the field on Monday night for Senior Night against Highland.
Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Baseball is back on the field tonight following a 11-0 loss against Burlington Notre Dame on Wednesday. WMU Baseball will take on Van Buren County on the road tonight, that game is set to begin 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 email@example.com
This Day in Sports History
1922 – The American Professional Football Association took the name of The National Football League (NFL).
1952 – Eddie Arcaro became the first U.S.-born jockey to win 3,000 races.
1968 – Jim Northrup (Detroit Tigers) tied a major league baseball record when he hit two grand slams in one game.
1979 – Bob Watson (Houston Astros) hit for the cycle against San Francisco. On September 15, 1979, he became the first player to hit for the cycle in both leagues when he did it with the Boston Red Sox.
2003 – Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the first player to reach 500 home runs and 500 stolen bases.