Sports, June 29th

High School Baseball

All matchups last night were canceled due to weather. 

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 will face off against Burlington Notre Dame on Monday at 5:30 pm at home. 

Fairfield will take on Washington in a makeup game from June 13th at home at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, July 2nd.

Winfield-Mt. Union will compete against New London on Tuesday at 5:30 pm. 

West Burlington will square off against Burlington on Tuesday at 7 pm at the Grayhounds’ home stadium. 

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 will participate in the Rick Doran Classic today with games against Iowa City West and Independence.  

Winfield-Mt. Union had their matchup against Columbus postponed to July 3rd with first pitch at 5:30 pm. The Wolves will take on New London on Tuesday, July 2nd, at 5:30 pm on the road. 

WACO will travel to Louisa-Muscatine on Monday, July 1st, at 7 pm. 

New London will compete against Mt. Pleasant on Monday at 5:30 pm at home. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 5:15 pm. 

Danville will square off against Van Buren County on Monday at 7 pm at home.

Central Lee will face off against Mediapolis at home at 7 pm on Monday. 

West Burlington will host Van Buren County at 4 pm and Holy Trinity Catholic at 5:30 pm on Monday. 

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 fell to the Jackson Rockabillys last night 11-6. Corey Boyette slapped a double and finished with two RBIs, tied with Skyler Agnew for the team high. The Bees will stay on the road to face off against the Cape Catfish tonight at 6:35 pm. 

The Clinton LumberKings competed in a doubleheader last night against the Normal CornBelters and fell in both games 10-0 in game one and 3-0 in game two. The LumberKings left 21 runners on base between the two contests. Clinton will host the O’Fallon Hoots tonight at 6:30 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

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

1957 – US Open Women’s Golf, Winged Foot GC: Betsy Rawls wins when apparent champion Jackie Pung at 298 (+6) is disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard kept by playing partner Betty Jameson.

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