Sports, June 29th

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball will go on the road tonight to take on Davis County. That game will take place at the Mustang Sports Complex and is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM.

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball will go on the road tonight as well. They will take on Knoxville at Knoxville High School. First pitch is set for 7:00 PM.

New London

New London Varsity Softball was defeated by Van Buren County Tuesday night by a score of 9-3. Junior Kaitlyn Lee went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Junior Elly Manning went 2 for 4 with a triple. Megan Lee pitched the complete game for New London allowing 9 runs, 4 earned on 12 hits with 5 walks and striking out 1. Tiger Softball is back on the field tonight on the road against Fort Madison. The first pitch is set for 5:30 PM.

New London Varsity Baseball defeated Van Buren County 8-1 Tuesday night. Tiger Baseball improves to 22-0 on the season. Senior Kooper Schulte went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Senior Ryan Richey went 1 for 2 with a double, a walk, and 3 RBIs. Senior Carter Allen pitched the complete game, allowing 1 run on 7 hits with 2 walks and striking out 5. Tiger Baseball is back on the field tonight as they will take on 19-1 Mediapolis and 17-6 Fort Madison. That game against Mediapolis will begin at 5:30 PM with the game against Fort Madison set to begin at 7:00 PM.\

Iowa Wesleyan Men’s Basketball

Iowa Wesleyan Men’s Basketball will host a 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament on July 4th at Ruble Arena on the Iowa Wesleyan University campus in Mount Pleasant. All ages are welcome from 3rd grade on through adult ages. There will be a DJ playing music during the event and concession stand availability. The cost to enter is $60 per team. Each team must have at least 3 players with a maximum of 4 players. Payment is required before the start of the first game. Checks can be made payable to Iowa Wesleyan Men’s Basketball. Each athlete must sign a waiver of liability and complete a health information form prior to competing. That form can be sent via email (listed below).

Registration, questions, or concerns may be directed to Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Jordan Ashton, at

This Day in Sports History

1897 – The Chicago Cubs scored 36 runs in a game against Louisville, setting a record for runs scored by a team in a single game.

1941 – Joe DiMaggio got a base hit in his 42nd consecutive game. He broke George Sisler’s record from 1922.

1958 – Brazil defeated Sweden 5-2 in the World Cup. Pelé, at age 17, scored a goal in the game.

1998 – With negotiations on a new labor agreement at a standstill, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that a lockout would be imposed at midnight.