Sports, June 27th

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Fort Madison Thursday, June 29th.

New London and Central Lee needed extra innings to decide the outcome and it was the Hawks who scraped by with the victory 6-5. The Tigers will take on Highland in the first round of the Class 1A Substate 5 postseason.

Central Lee will face off against Keokuk tomorrow, June 28th.

Van Buren County takes on Cardinal tonight to end their regular season.

Mediapolis will face off against Clear Lake on June 29th at the Mt. Mercy Alumni Coaches Classic.

Winfield-Mt. Union will compete against Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow.

Danville will face off against Sigourney in the first round of the postseason on July 1st.

In Southeast conference (SEC) play, Fairfield took down Keokuk 14-7 and 10-0 last night. The conference matchups will continue on June 29th.

Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association

Burlington Notre Dame held on to their #8 spot in the final rankings for Class 1A. The Nikes touted a 23-6 record and as conference champions of the SEISC South with an 11-1 record. The Nikes grabbed the #1 seed in the Class 1A Substate 5 District 9 brackets.

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant was swept by Fort Madison last night after losing game one 11-1 and game two 10-2. The lone RBI in game one went to Addison Clark on a sacrifice. Gabrielle Ruble and Erika Kruse each knocked a home run in game one for the Bloodhounds.

In game two, Kruse added 3 RBIs to her two game total to finish with 6 RBIs as Elizabeth Tanner smacked a two-run home run in the winning effort. Jolynn Martin finished 2 for 3 with two singles and an RBI with Ella McNamee collecting the other RBI. The Panthers will host Davis County tomorrow, June 28th.

Danville will face off against New London tonight.

Van Buren County will compete against Cardinal today.

In SEC games, Burlington split their matchups with Washington losing game one 8-7 and winning game two 9-6. Fairfield won game one 10-8 but lost game two 13-8 to Keokuk. The conference matchups will continue June 29th.

High School Postseason Softball

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the postseason brackets for all the classifications and here’s the matchups for our local teams.

In Class 1A Region 8, New London will travel to face off against Holy Trinity Catholic and Wapello will host Winfield-Mt. Union with both games taking place on June 30th at 7 pm.

In Class 2A Region 7, Van Buren County earned a first-round bye. The Warriors will take on the winner between Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont and Pella Christian on July 5th at 7 pm at home.

In Class 2A Region 8, Danville will travel to take on Durant at 7 pm on June 30th. Mediapolis will face off against Louisa-Muscatine on the road on July 5th at 7 pm.

Central Lee and Washington will square off on July 6th at Washington and West Burlington will host Fairfield on July 6th with both games taking place at 7 pm for Class 3A Region 8.

In Class 4A Region 6, Mt. Pleasant and Keokuk will compete in a conference matchup at Joyce Park on July 6th at 7 pm. Knoxville will host Fort Madison with the winner taking on Burlington at Burlington.

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.

University of Iowa Women’s Basketball

Caitlin Clark captured the 2023 Honda Cup Award and was named the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. Clark tore through the season becoming the first player in Division I women’s basketball history to record 1,000 points and 300 assists in the same season and tallied the first 40-point triple-double in NCAA Tournament history.

Prospect League

The Burlington Bees lost to the O’Fallon Hoots last night 15-5 after 8 innings. Mason Schwalbach crushed a 2-run home run in the first inning of the contest for the Bees. Kooper Shulte finished with an RBI and a double in the losing effort. The Bees will host the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes tonight.

The Clinton LumberKings defeated the Quincy Gems 4-2. Graysen Drezek picked up his third win of the season after 5 innings of work allowing only 1 run on 4 hits and striking out 6. Casey Neumann notched a team leading 2 RBIs in the contest. The LumberKings will host the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp tonight.

This Day in Sports History

1954 – Hungary beats Brazil, 4-2 in the “Battle of Berne” as the FIFA World Cup quarter-final descends into an all-out brawl with 3 players sent-off; fighting continues in dressing rooms after the final whistle.

1984 – Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts.

2014 – NHL Coyotes franchise changes its geographic name from “Phoenix” to “Arizona” after change of ownership.