Sports, June 28th

High School Baseball

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

Central Lee will face off against Keokuk tonight.

Mediapolis will face off against Clear Lake tomorrow at the Mt. Mercy Alumni Coaches Classic.

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

In Southeast conference (SEC) play, Fairfield will compete against Keokuk and Washington will square off against Burlington tomorrow.

High School Postseason Baseball

The postseason contests for Class 1A and 2A begin this Saturday, July 1st, and here’s a look at our local matchups.

In Class 1A Substate 5: District 9, New London will face off against Highland in the opening round with the first pitch taking place at 7 pm at Highland. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 6:45 pm. Burlington Notre Dame enters as the #1 seed and will take on the winner of New London and Highland on July 5th. 

In District 10 for Class 1A, Danville will face off against Sigourney on July 1st on the road. 

Shifting our attention to Class 2A, our local teams will be beating up one another to see who makes it out of Substate 5: District 10. Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Louisa-Muscatine at 5 pm and Central Lee will face off against West Burlington at 7 pm. 

Van Buren County garnered the top seed and a first round bye. The Warriors will compete against the winner of Winfield-Mt. Union and Louisa-Muscatine. Mediapolis also earned a bye and will take on either the Hawks or the Falcons. The second round will be played on July 5th.

The brackets for Class 3A and 4A will be released by tomorrow, June 29th.

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant will host Davis County tonight.

In SEC games, Burlington will take on Washington and Fairfield will square off against Keokuk tomorrow.

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.

Prospect League

The Burlington Bees game against the Lucky Horseshoes scheduled for last night was postponed due air quality issues. The game will be made up tomorrow in a doubleheader with the first game at 5:30 pm. Last night’s tickets will be honored at any future home game. 

The Clinton LumberKings will take on the Jackson Rockabillys tomorrow with first pitch at 6:30 pm at home.

This Day in Sports History

1959 – Philadelphia Phillies’ Wally Post is the only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice, in a 6-0 loss to Giants at Seals Stadium, San Francisco, California.

1987 – Boston outfielder Don Baylor sets MLB career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 when plunked by Rick Rhoden in Red Sox, 6-2 win over NY Yankees.

2007 – Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies.