Sports, June 28th

High School Baseball

Central Lee extended their win streak to six after defeating Van Buren County last night 5-0. Blake Davis picked up the win on the mound, pitching six innings while allowing only one hit and striking out 11. At the plate Davis grabbed two RBIs. Izaak Loeffler had the lone hit for the Warriors. 

Central Lee will face off against Mediapolis on Monday, July 1st, at 5:30 pm at home. 

Van Buren County will take on Danville on Monday at 5:30 pm on the road. 

New London and Lisbon went down to the wire but the Tigers ended up just short last night, losing 16-15. Gage Burden led the Tigers with a 4 for 4 performance that included a double and four RBIs. 

Danville versus New London has been canceled tonight due to weather.

Fairfield completed the sweep of Keokuk last night with a 10-0 victory. Tallon Bates and Luke Konczal each nabbed two RBIs in the victory as Nate Konczal picked up the victory on the mound, allowing only one hit and striking out three. Fairfield’s contest scheduled for tonight in Knoxville has been canceled. 

Winfield-Mt. Union’s Trevor Phillips was the ultimate two-way player last night, striking out 10 batters in five innings of work while knocking in two runs to defeat Highland 4-2. The Wolves will compete against New London on Tuesday, July 2nd, at 5:30 pm. 

Mediapolis took down Alburnett last night 6-2. West Burlington versus Mediapolis has been canceled for tonight. 

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Mediapolis on Tuesday at 7:30 pm on the road. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm. 

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant attempted to spoil Fort Madison’s senior night last night; however, it was the seniors and their bats that got the job done for the Bloodhounds, winning 9-0. Elle Ruble led the charge with a home run and three RBIs. Additionally, Lauryn Helmick and Lexie Whaley each nabbed two RBIs. Linzey Striegel captured two singles for the Panthers. 

Holy Trinity Catholic versus Mt. Pleasant has been canceled for tonight due to weather. 

Winfield-Mt. Union fell to Highland last night 11-0. 

Winfield-Mt. Union versus Columbus has been postponed to July 3rd with game time at 5:30 pm.

WACO lost to Pekin last night 22-10. The Warriors will travel to Louisa-Muscatine on Monday, July 1st, at 7 pm. 

West Burlington versus Mediapolis has been canceled for tonight. 

Danville versus New London has been canceled tonight due to weather.

Central Lee had their Rick Doran Classic matchups canceled for today due to weather.

Van Buren County will square off against West Burlington on Monday at 4 pm on the road. 

Fairfield will take on Cardinal on Monday at 7 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 could not keep up with the Jackson Rockabillys’ offense last night, losing 8-4. Landon Akers, Corey Boyette, and Merrick Mathews each tabbed an RBI in the loss. The Bees will stay on the road to take on the Rockabillys tonight at 7 pm. 

The Clinton LumberKings handled the Normal CornBelters last night 12-7. Ben Swails and Cougar Cooke both went deep as Swails led the squad with three RBIs. The LumberKings will compete against the CornBelters tonight in a road doubleheader with game one at 5 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1975 – Reigning PGA Championship winner Lee Trevino and playing partners Jerry Heard, Bobby Nichols, Jim Ahern and Tony Jacklin are struck by lightning at Western Open; suffer minor burns. 

1993 – Carlton Fisk is released by the Chicago White Sox as the then all-time leader of most games caught and most home runs by a catcher. 

2023 – New York Yankees’ pitcher Domingo Germán throws the 24th perfect game in MLB history and the first since 2012 in a 11-0 win over the Oakland A’s.