Sports: June 6th

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant will travel to take on Keokuk Thursday, June 8th, with first pitch at 7:30 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will host Lone Tree tonight.

Danville fell to BGM last night 11-4 in the battle of the Bears. 

Central Lee will host Danville today.

New London got back in the win column after adding four runs in the last two innings of play to defeat Lone Tree 6-2. Brendan Richey went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs and Memphis Watson notched one hit to tally 2 RBIs. The Tigers showed off their speed on the basepath as they captured 6 bases in 7 attempts. Gavin Menke-Bailey picked up the win on the mound going 6 innings allowing only 5 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 3 walks, and struck out 8. The Tigers will take on Van Buren County tonight on the road. 

Mediapolis lost to Hillcrest Academy in a high scoring game yesterday 9-6. The Bulldogs will attempt to get back in the win column against West Burlington tonight. 

In other Southeast Iowa conference (SEC) play, Washington split their doubleheader with Fort Madison last night with the Demons winning game one 6-5 and the Bloodhounds taking game two 9-5. Burlington swept Fairfield yesterday 7-5 in game one and 13-3 in game two. Tallon Bates picked up two RBIs in the second game for the Trojans.

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant split their doubleheader against Keokuk yesterday. In game one the Panthers broke the game open in the 5th and 6th innings as they collected 7 runs. Addison Clark and Kynlee White went 3 for 4 and both notched a triple and three runs scored. Clark added a double to her 5 RBIs. Jolynn Martin picked up the complete game win. 

Keokuk would avenge their game one loss by scoring 10 runs in the first three innings to come out on top 13-10. Emma Starr went 3 for 3 and scored three runs while tallying an RBI. Jayden Housh went 1 for 2 and collected 5 RBIs. The Panthers and Chiefs finish up their series Thursday, June 8th, at 7 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will host Lone Tree tonight.

Danville will face off against Central Lee today.

Holy Trinity Catholic fell to Lousia-Muscatine 11-0 yesterday. The Crusaders will take on Highland tomorrow, June 7th.

New London will travel to face off against Van Buren County tonight at 7 pm.

Mediapolis defeated Hillcrest Academy 14-5 last night. Anna Ford had a triple and 3 RBIs in the contest. The Bulldogs will take on West Burlington tonight on the road at 7 pm.

In other SEC games, Washington swept Fort Madison 10-7 in game one and 16-4 in game two. Ella Greiner and Colbie Greiner smacked a home run and picked up two RBIs for the Demons in game one. Burlington defeated Fairfield 8-3 in game one and scraped by with a 2-1 victory in game two. 

High School Golf

The state CO-ED meet will begin competition today.

This Day in Sports History

1941 – The New York Giants become the first team in Major League history to use plastic batting helmets during a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1966 – The NFL and AFL announce their merger.

2018 – LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan’s record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland Cavaliers’ 110-102 Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State Warriors.