Sports, June 8th

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant will travel to take on Keokuk tonight with first pitch at 7:30 pm.

New London came out with a win against Winfield-Mt. Union 7-5 last night. The Wolves will travel to take on Louisa-Muscatine tonight and the Tigers will face off against West Burlington today.

Danville will travel to Mediapolis tomorrow, June 9th, with first pitch at 5:30 pm.

Central Lee will take on Mediapolis tonight on the road.

Van Buren County handed Hillcrest Academy their first loss last night 6-1. Jackson Manning ripped two doubles and piled up 4 RBIs in the winning effort for the Warriors. They will take on Burlington Notre Dame today.

Mediapolis defeated Wapello last night 12-3. 

In Southeast Iowa conference (SEC) play, Washington will host Fort Madison tonight with first pitch at 7:30 pm. Burlington will travel to take on Fairfield today at 7:30 pm to conclude their series. 

High School Softball

Mt. Pleasant and Keokuk finish up their series tonight at 7 pm. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 6:45 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union defeated New London after scoring at least one run in the final 5 innings to come out with the win 8-4. The Wolves started off the scoring with a two out rally in the top of the 1st inning that allowed Anna Anderson to score on a wild pitch. Nevertheless, New London scored the next three runs including an RBI single by Morgan Jones. 

The Wolves would then out score the Tigers 7 to 1 the rest of the way as Quin Smith notched three strikeouts in the circle for her second win of the season. Anderson picked up 3 RBIs in the game including a 2-RBI double in the 6th inning that broke the game open. Shaylee Brothersen picked up an RBI for New London and Jessi Renken, Emily Weiskircher, and Kelle Milks picked up RBIs for the Wolves. New London will host West Burlington tonight and Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Louisa-Muscatine tonight at 7 pm.

Danville will face off against Mediapolis tomorrow, June 9th, at 7 pm.

Holy Trinity Catholic fell to Highland last night 4-3 in extra innings. The Crusaders will take on Van Buren County at home tonight. 

Van Buren County defeated Hillcrest Academy 15-3 yesterday. Annabell Cormier notched 3 RBIs for the Warriors. 

Mediapolis lost to Wapello last night 17-0. 

In other SEC games, Fort Madison travels to take on Washington tonight. Fairfield will host Burlington today at 7:30 pm. 

Iowa Hawkeye Track and Field

Austin West sits in 4th place in the decathlon standings with 4,266 points, just 325 points behind the leader. The Hawkeyes 4×100 meter team set a school record to secure a spot in tomorrow’s finals. 

Iowa State Track and Field

Ezekiel Rop will run in the 1500 meter final after qualifying with the 8th best time of 3 minutes and 39 seconds. The finals will run tomorrow.

This Day in Sports History

1920 – Reds’ Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but the umpire ejects Roush for delay of game.

1989 – Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia if the Pirates lost. The Phillies beat them 15-11 and Rooker walks at end of season.

1992 – NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is suspended from baseball for the 7th time and then banned. The decision was overturned with an appeal.