Sports, June 27th

High School Baseball

West Burlington surrendered 11 runs in the 4th inning to eventually fall to Waterloo East 16-8 last night. Levi Fletcher-Bates led the Falcon offense with two RBIs. 

West Burlington will square off against Mediapolis tomorrow, June 28th, at 5:30 pm on the road. 

Van Buren County lost to Davis County last night 14-6. The Warriors will host Central Lee tonight at 5:30 pm. 

Central Lee’s two-run 5th inning proved to be enough to take down Keokuk last night 3-1. Bo Herdrich completed 6.2 innings, striking out nine while adding an RBI at the plate. 

Mt. Pleasant will hit the road to face off against Fort Madison tonight at 7:30 pm. 

New London will travel to Lisbon tonight at 7 pm. 

Fairfield will look to complete the sweep over Keokuk tonight at home at 7:30 pm. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Highland tonight at 5:30 pm. 

Danville will take on New London tomorrow at 5:30 pm on the road. 

High School Softball

Winfield-Mt. Union resumed their game against Wapello last night and a three-run 4th inning sealed the win for the Arrows 5-2. Ada Boysen tossed 14 strikeouts in the complete game win along with hitting a triple and collecting an RBI. The Wolves will travel to Highland tonight at 6 pm. 

Mt. Pleasant fell to Davis County last night 13-3. Keagyn Coleman and Linzy Striegel each tabbed an RBI for the Panthers. Mt. Pleasant will take on Fort Madison tonight at 7:30 pm on the road. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm. 

Central Lee lost to Keokuk last night 8-4. Gracie Thompson led the Chiefs with three RBIs. The Hawks will face off against Van Buren County tonight on the road at 7 pm. 

Fairfield will look to win their series against Keokuk tonight at home at 7:30 pm. 

WACO will play against Lone Tree tonight at 5:30 pm at home. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will travel to Mt. Pleasant tomorrow, June 28th, at 5:30 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 5:15 pm. 

Mediapolis will take on West Burlington tomorrow at 7:30 pm at home. 

New London will host Danville tomorrow at 7 pm. 

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their postseason brackets yesterday. Follow this link to see our local matchups: Postseason Outlook

High School Softball Rankings

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) released their sixth round of rankings and a local team made a reappearance into the top 15 after a brief hiatus. 

In Class 3A, Washington’s five game losing streak caused the Demons to tumble down the rankings but not out, stopping at #13. Their offensive output has slowed, averaging 2 runs a game in their last five contests compared to 11.4 runs per game in the five matchups before. 

Central Lee remained put at #14 with a 22-6 record on the season thus far. The Hawks hang their hat on their offense with the #1 slash line in all of Class 3A with a team batting average of 0.420, on-base percentage of 0.497, and slugging percentage of 0.618.

Lastly, Burlington reentered the top 15 at #13 for Class 4A after winning five of their last seven matchups, including a doubleheader sweep of Washington. Saydee Plummer is back in the lineup for the Grayhounds after a brief stint on the injured list and the team will look to lean on her 0.78 ERA and 0.400 batting average. 

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 held a four-run lead heading into the bottom of the 9th inning before the Jackson Roackabillys walked it off with an RBI single to cap off a five run 9th inning. Corey Boyette finished with two RBIs in the loss. The two will have a rematch tonight at 7 pm on the road. 

The Clinton LumberKings will host the Normal CornBelters tonight at 6:30 pm.  

This Day in Sports History

1890 – Canadian boxer George Dixon becomes the first black world champion when he stops English bantamweight champion Edwin “Nunc” Wallace in 18 rounds in London, England.

1894 – Annie Londonderry [Annie Kopchovsky] sets out from Boston to become the first woman to bicycle around the world; she completes the journey in September of 1895.

1999 – Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a “900”, (a 2-½ revolution aerial spin), at the X Games in San Francisco, California.