Sports, May 29th

High School Baseball

Mt. Pleasant started conference play with a bang, sweeping Washington 4-1 in game one and 13-12 in a thrilling game two. Zach Newton collected four RBIs between the two games. The Panthers and Demons will face off against one another tomorrow, May 30th, with first pitch at 7:30 pm at Washington. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm. 

New London lost to Mediapolis last night 7-1. The Tigers will travel to Lone Tree tonight at 5:30 pm, while the Bulldogs will take on Burlington at 7 pm on the road. 

Van Buren County will travel to Pekin tonight at 5:30 pm. 

Central Lee will take on Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow at 5:30 pm at home. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Burlington Notre Dame tonight at 5:30 pm at home. 

West Burlington will travel to Wapello tonight for first pitch at 5:30 pm. 

High School Softball

Winfield-Mt. Union put up ten runs in the first inning against Pekin last night to run away with the victory 16-0 after three innings. Makiah Lower struck out six, allowed only one hit, and notched two hits at the plate. Josie Nelson ripped a double and a single, while tallying three steals. The Wolves will travel to WACO tomorrow, May 30th, to play at 5:30 pm. 

Mt. Pleasant took on Washington in a doubleheader last night and was swept 13-0 in game one and 13-1 in game two. Colby Greiner tallied six RBIs between the two games as her and Isabella Salazar combined for 12 strikeouts between the two contests. The Panthers will look to enact revenge tomorrow at Washington with first pitch at 7:30 pm. 

Van Buren County will stay on the road to start the season to face off against Pekin tonight at 7 pm. 

Central Lee held a one-run lead in the fifth inning before West Burlington scored 12 runs to win 18-8. Logan Kelley swatted a home run and notched a team leading six RBIs in the win. The Falcons will face off against Wapello tonight at 5:30 pm on the road. 

Central Lee will take on Highland tonight at 7 pm on the road. 

Mediapolis was led by Maddy Carter’s seven strikeout performance last night as the Bulldogs handled New London 13-1. Avery Crear, Delaney Griffith, Avalynn Prall, and Carter each tallied two RBIs in the win. 

Mediapolis will compete against Van Buren County tomorrow at 7 pm on the road. 

New London will take on Holy Trinity Catholic tomorrow at 7 pm at home. 

Holy Trinity Catholic dominated Danville last night, winning 12-0. The Bears will host West Burlington tomorrow at 7 pm. 

High School Soccer

The girls’ state tournament got underway yesterday and their were numerous upsets, including the elimination of a #1-seed.

Starting with Class 1A, the #8-seed Dike-New Hartford’s stingy defense executed the biggest upset of the day, knocking off #1 Assumption 1-0.

The Wolverines will take on Nevada tomorrow, May 30th, at 10 am after the Cubs defeated Hudson 2-1. Joslynn Farmer had seven saves for Nevada. 

In the bottom half of the bracket, Grace Mullihan’s two goals propelled Denver to a 3-1 victory over St. Albert and Zoey Zadalis’ 14 saves helped Treynor upset Bishop Heelan 3-1. The Cardinals and Cyclones will meet up tomorrow at 10:15 am.

Class 2A experienced just one upset with the #7-seed North Scott defeating #2 Waverly-Shell Rock 2-1 as Nora Barnett saved 15 shots. The Lancers will take on Dallas Center-Grimes in the semifinals after the Mustangs defeated Xavier 4-1. 

In the top half of the bracket, North Polk squeaked by Lewis Central 3-2 and Pella took down Iowa City Liberty 4-2 as Abby Warner tabbed a hat trick. The Comets and Dutch will meet up tomorrow at 12:30 pm.

In Class 3A, Waukee Northwest narrowly defeated Ankeny Centennial 3-2 and Valley shutout Linn-Mar 2-0. The Tigers and Wolves will meet up tomorrow at 3 pm.

In the bottom half of the bracket, Bettendorf ran away with the game, hammering Pleasant Valley 7-1 in an upset. Ankeny advanced to the semifinals after winning 3-0 over Waukee yesterday. The Bulldogs and Hawks will play tomorrow at 3:15 pm.

The boys’ state tournament will begin today with Class 3A starting off the day with Des Moines Hoover competing against Indianola.

Southeastern Community College

SCC baseball tried to rally late, but the Blackhawks were eliminated from the NJCAA tournament by East Central Community College yesterday, 2-1. SCC finished the season with a 43-19 record.  

Prospect League

The Burlington Bees and Clinton LumberKings squared off in an exhibition game last night and the LumberKings exited with the victory, 6-5. Jackson Reid and Cedric Dunnwald each tabbed two RBIs for the Bees, while Chase Womack led Clinton with three RBIs.

The Bees will host their opening night tonight against the Alton River Dragons, while the LumberKings will travel to face off against the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes. 

This Day in Sports History

1922 – The US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws.

1971 – Indianapolis 500: Defending champion Al Unser Sr. becomes the first and only driver to win the race on his birthday as he led for the final 83 laps.

1977 – Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt became the first driver to win the Indy 500 four times. Janet Guthrie also became the first female to qualify and compete in the race.