Sports, June 29th

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Fort Madison tonight. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 6:45 pm.

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

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

High School Postseason Baseball

The postseason brackets have been released for all of the classifications 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.

In Class 3A Substate 4, Washington will take on the #2 seed Davenport Assumption at 5 pm.

In Class 3A Substate 5, we will see a Southeast Conference matchup to start off the playoffs with Mt. Pleasant hosting Fairfield at 7 pm. 

Fort Madison will travel to take on Benton and Keokuk is on the road to face off against Cedar Rapids Xavier with both games taking place at 7 pm.

Class 4A will have 8 substates and brackets of 6 teams. Each team will have an opponent for the first round with the highest winning seed getting a bye to the substate final. Burlington will take on North Scott in Substate 6 as the #4 seed.

The first round for Class 3A and 4A will take place on July 7th.

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant will host Fort Madison tonight.

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

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 tomorrow, June 30th, at 7 pm. KILJ will be on the call for the Crusaders and the Tigers with pregame at 6:45 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 tomorrow. 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 ran up the score against the Jackson Rockabillys going on to win 17-4. Keanu Spenser was slugging last night as he smacked a grand slam and doubled home a run to tally 5 RBIs in the winning effort. The Bees will take on the Lucky Horseshoes tonight in a doubleheader.

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

This Day in Sports History

1897 – Chicago Colts establish an MLB record for most runs scored in a game by one team as they maul Louisville Colonels, 36-7 at the West Side Grounds, Chicago.

1983 – 40 year old Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr. wins his 5,000th race with a victory in the last race at Belmont; fourth jockey to achieve this milestone.

1986 – Sparky Anderson is first to win 600 games as a manager in both leagues.