Sports, June 25th

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant hosted Fort Madison last night and handled business, winning 10-0 in game one and 11-3 in game two. Head coach Brent Broeker talked about his team’s success after the contest,

“Yeah, you know, I thought our kids played well tonight defensively, you know, we played pretty well offensively we struggled when they brought a new kid in, but you know you took about a thing and then we started swinging it again. So, you know, we put up a lot of runs and our pitchers threw pretty well tonight. Walker and Zach in the first game and then Benny threw a great game in game two, so all around I thought we played pretty well.”

Everyone got involved at the plate between the two games with Cooper Coleman tabbing three RBIs and a double, Zach Newton bringing home two runs, and Payton Hagans slugging an RBI triple. The starting pitchers had phenomenal games as well with Ben Newton tossing 6 innings and striking out eight in game two and Payton Walker and Zach Newton combining for four strikeouts and a no-hitter in game one. Hunter Cresswell hit a home run for the Bloodhounds.

Mt. Pleasant will head up to Waterloo tomorrow, June 26th, to take on Kee and Columbus Catholic with their first game at 4 pm. 

Van Buren County lost to Hillcrest Academy last night 8-3. Lucas Fett and T.J. Jirak each tabbed an RBI in the loss. The Warriors will travel to West Burlington tonight at 4 pm. 

West Burlington was defeated by Lone Tree last night 8-2. Brock Thuleen slugged two doubles and finished with an RBI in the loss.

Central Lee made the trip to the Field of Dreams last night to take on Pekin and what a dream it was as the Hawks smacked the Panthers 12-2. Hunter Edlin and Cory Jones paced the team with three RBIs apiece as Chase Johnson clubbed a solo home run. The Hawks will celebrate their senior night against New London tonight at 5:30 pm.

New London and Highland competed in a 10-inning marathon and it was the Huskies that finished with the victory 13-12 last night. Gavin Menke-Bailey swatted a home run and led the Tigers with three RBIs. 

Danville defeated Wapello last night 4-2. 

Burlington Notre Dame will square off against Danville tonight at home at 5:30 pm. 

Fairfield swept Keokuk last night 8-6 in game one and 13-4 in game two. Caden Allison pushed across six RBIs between the two contests. Fairfield will square off against Centerville tonight at 5:30 pm on the road. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Wapello tonight on the road at 5:30 pm. 

Fairfield will square off against Centerville tonight at 5:30 pm on the road. 

Mediapolis will compete against West Branch tomorrow at 7 pm on the road. 

High School Baseball Rankings

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association released their sixth edition of their rankings yesterday and Burlington Notre Dame remained in 2nd in Class 1A behind Akron-Westfield with a 21-3 record.  

The Nikes dominated their last week of competition with a 4-0 record as they outscored their opponents 39 to 6 in that span. Their team batting average and slugging percentage rank inside the top 10 in the state, while their 1.97 team ERA is tied for 7th amongst all teams this season.

High School Softball

Danville was squashed by Wapello last night 15-0 as Ada Boysen tallied 13 strikeouts in the circle for the Arrows. The Bears will take on Fort Madison tomorrow, June 26th, at 7 pm. 

Mediapolis could not stop scoring last night as the Bulldogs defeated Winfield-Mt. Union 16-3. Avery Crear and Payton Harris both went yard as they combined for five RBIs for the Bulldogs. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will celebrate their senior night tonight against Wapello at 5:30 pm. 

Mediapolis will hit the road to face off against Holy Trinity Catholic tonight at 5:30 pm. 

Holy Trinity Catholic fell to Hillcrest Academy last night 5-2. 

West Burlington handled Lone Tree last night 12-2. Madelynn Knapp led the squad with four RBIs in the win. The Falcons will host Van Buren County tonight at 4 pm.

Van Buren County jumped on Columbus for 11 runs in the second inning to secure their 14-0 victory. Callie Kracht and Kylee Roen each tabbed three RBIs in the win. 

Central Lee will celebrate their senior night tonight against New London at 5:30 pm. 

New London lost to Highland last night 17-0. 

Mt. Pleasant was swept by Fort Madison last night 8-1 in game one and 13-3 in game two. Keagyn Coleman had the only RBI in game one and Chaley Cook finished 3 for 3 in game two with an RBI. The Panthers will take on Davis County on the road tomorrow at 7 pm. 

WACO will travel to Lone Tree tonight at 6 pm. 

Fairfield will take on Centerville tomorrow at 7:30 pm on the road. 

High School Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant’s optional summer runs, available for 7th through 12th graders, are scheduled Monday through Thursday. The runs will often be led by upperclassmen as coaches may not be present for every run.

On Mondays and Wednesdays the runs will start at 6:30 am at the Old Threshers Museum Theatre and on Tuesdays and Thursdays they will be at Saunders Park by the swimming pool at 7 pm. 

If you have any questions, contact Coach Murray at 319-850-0867. 

Prospect League

The Burlington Bees will hit the road to face off against the Cape Catfish tonight at 6:35 pm. 

The Clinton LumberKings lost a heartbreaker last night to the Lafayette Aviators 9-8 after surrendering five runs in the bottom of the 9th inning. Blake Timmons crushed a three-run home run in the loss. The LumberKings will take on the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp tonight on the road at 7:05 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1903 – Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is the only 20th-century pitcher to lose two complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 and 5-3. 

1976 – Texas Ranger Toby Harrah became the only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in a doubleheader.

2021 – Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola ties Tom Seaver’s 51-year old MLB record of 10 consecutive strikeouts, in 2-1 loss to the Mets in New York.