Sports, June 30th

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Varsity Softball was defeated by Davis County by a score of 12-0 Wednesday night. Ella McNamee was given the loss on the mound allowing 8 runs, 7 earned on 6 hits with 2 walks. Panther Softball is back on the field tonight for a doubleheader on the road against Fairfield. The first game is scheduled for 5:30 PM with the second to follow at 7:30 PM.

Mount Pleasant Varsity Baseball defeated Knoxville in Knoxville by a score of 10-4 Wednesday night. Cooper Keldgord was awarded the win on the mound for Mount Pleasant pitching 4.1 innings and allowing 4 runs, 2 earned on 5 hits with 7 walks and striking out 5. Jake Ensminger went 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs at the plate. Trevor Wellington was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. Carson Coleman was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Panther Baseball is back on the field tonight on the road for a doubleheader against Fairfield. The first game is set for 5:30 PM with the second to start at 7:30 PM. Live coverage of both games on KILJ.

New London

New London Varsity Softball was defeated by Fort Madison 8-0 Wednesday night. Senior Ashlyn McSorley went 1 for 3 with a double. Megan Lee pitched the complete game for New London allowing 8 runs, 3 earned on 7 hits with 5 walks and striking out 4. Tiger Softball will be back on the field on Friday against Lone Tree in the first round of regionals. That game will take place at Lone Tree High School and is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

New London Varsity Baseball handed Mediapolis their second loss of the season Wednesday night. The Tigers improve to 23-0 on the season after defeating the Bulldogs 5-0. Camden Kasel went 2 for 2 with 1 RBI. Tucker Gibbar went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Dereck Santiago pitched 6 full innings, allowing no runs on 1 hit with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. Tiger Baseball will face Cascade tonight at Mount Mercy University, first pitch is set for 5:00 PM.

Winfield-Mt. Union

Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Softball will take on Holy Trinity Catholic in the first round of regionals Friday night at 7:00 PM. That game will take place at West Point South Park and you can catch live coverage of the game here on KILJ.

Winfield-Mt. Union Varsity Baseball will face West Liberty Saturday in the first round of 2A District 5 postseason play. That game will take place at West Liberty Elementary School and is set to start 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

1962 – Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax pitched his first no-hitter in a game with the New York Mets.

1970 – The Cincinnati Reds moved to their new home at Riverfront Stadium.