Sports, May 30th

High School Baseball

New London picked up their first win of the season last night against Lone Tree with a dominating 11-0 finish. The Tigers will travel to Keota tonight at 5:30 pm. 

Central Lee clobbered Highland last night 15-4. The Hawks brought the power last night with Blake Davis, Bo Herdrich, and Chase Johnson each sending a ball over the fence and collecting at least three RBIs (Johnson tallied four). Central Lee will take on Burlington Notre Dame tonight at 5:30 pm at home. 

Burlington Notre Dame pitched a shutout against Winfield-Mt. Union last night, winning 12-0. The Wolves will look for their first win against Louisa-Muscatine tomorrow, May 31st, at 5:30 pm. 

West Burlington held a 6 to 0 lead before surrendering seven runs to fall to Wapello last night 7-6. Isaac Beard led the squad with three RBIs as he smacked a double. The Falcons will travel to Danville tonight at 5:30 pm. 

Mt. Pleasant and Washington will face off against one another tonight 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. 

Mediapolis will travel to take on Van Buren County tonight at 5:30 pm. 

High School Softball

West Burlington and Wapello went to extra innings and the Falcons managed to stay undefeated to start the season after winning 2-0. Danville will host West Burlington tonight at 7 pm. 

New London fell to Lone Tree last night 13-1. The Tigers will host Holy Trinity Catholic tonight at 7 pm. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to WACO tonight to play at 5:30 pm. 

Mt. Pleasant will look to enact revenge tonight at Washington with first pitch at 7:30 pm. 

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

Central Lee will face off against Danville tomorrow, May 31st, at 7 pm at home. 

High School Softball Rankings

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their newest rankings and three local teams found their way on to the top 15. 

In Class 4A, Burlington stayed put at the #11 slot with a 2-0 start to the season. The Greyhounds had their first four games canceled due to weather, so the conference wins over Keokuk by scores of 7-0 and 3-0 got the season rolling. Kylee Hill leads the team with three RBIs and two doubles, while Saydee Plummer dominated in the circle, notching 24 strikeouts in 8.2 innings of work.

For Class 3A, Washington fell back two spots to enter this week ranked 9th with a 4-1 record. Their 7-4 loss to Cardinal is their lone blemish with their offense doing most of the heavy lifting, averaging 11 runs per game. The Demons have four batters hitting 0.500 or better as Rylee Libe has a slash line of 0.833/0.857/1.000. Their pitching staff has a team ERA of just 1.56.

West Burlington is ranked #15 and the Falcons have relied on their bats to start the season with 33 runs through the first two games, while allowing 13. Logan Kelley is batting 0.750 and slugging 1.375 with a home run and nine RBIs to lead the Falcons.

High School Tennis

The girls’ state team tournament concluded yesterday and for Class 1A Pella is the champion, while the Class 2A championship belongs to Dowling Catholic. 

Pella shutout Spencer 5-0 to advance to the championship match against Xavier and it was a thriller as the Saints held a 4-3 lead before Pella won the final two sets 2-1 and 2-0. Spencer took down Dike-New Hartford 5-2 to claim 3rd place. 

Dowling Catholic dropped just one set in their two matches yesterday with a 5-1 win over Valley, giving the Maroons the hardware. Iowa City West battled back from a 3 to 0 deficit to defeat Cedar Rapids Washington 5-4 to finish in 3rd place. 

High School Soccer

The boys’ state tournament got underway yesterday and the semifinals are now set. Here’s how the action went down yesterday. 

Class 3A got the day rolling with Des Moines Hoover defeating Indianola 2-1. The Huskies will take on Norwalk tomorrow, May 31st, at 10 am after the Warriors shutout Marion 2-0, allowing only two shots on goal. 

The bottom half of the bracket saw Jacob Klein score a goal for Cedar Rapids Washington as the #6 Warriors pulled off the 2-0 upset over #3 Xavier. Dallas Center-Grimes stomped Storm Lake 8-1 to advance to the semifinal game tomorrow at 1 pm.

Class 2A was next on the schedule and the #8-seeds continued challenging the #1-seed, but Gilbert was able to eliminate Center Point-Urbana 2-1. Bishop Heelan cruised to a 5-1 win over Webster City, setting up a match against the Tigers tomorrow at 10 am. 

#6 Perry and #3 Decorah needed penalty kicks to decide their matchup and it was the Bluejays who pulled off the upset as Luis Castro saved two shots during the penalty kicks. The Bluejays will face off against #7 Assumption tomorrow at 1 pm after the Knights took down #2 Glenwood 4-0 in upset fashion. 

Class 1A experienced the biggest upset of the day with #8 Van Meter knocking off undefeated West Branch 3-1. West Liberty snuck past Western Christian 2-1. The Bulldogs and Comets will face off tomorrow at 4 pm. 

In the bottom half of the bracket, North Fayette Valley took down West Sioux 2-1 and Regina Catholic shutout Hudson 3-0. The TigerHawks and Regals will compete tomorrow night at 7 pm. 

To round out the night, Class 4A had only one upset but plenty of close games. Iowa City, City High nearly executed the upset against #1 Johnston, but came up short in double overtime 3-2. Iowa City, West downed Valley 4-2. The Dragons will take on the Trojans tomorrow at 4 pm. 

Pleasant Valley had the only upset of Class 4A with a 2-1 win over Waukee Northwest. Lastly, Dowling Catholic defeated Ankeny 3-2. The Spartans will face off against the Maroons tomorrow at 7 pm. 

The girls’ state tournament will resume today with Dike-New Hartford competing against Nevada for Class 1A to start the day. 

Prospect League

The home crowd was gifted last night with a Burlington Bees win over the Alton River Dragons 8-6. Kinnick Pusteoska clocked a home run and two RBIs in the win. The Bees will stay at home tonight against the O’Fallon Hoots at 6:30 pm. 

The Clinton LumberKings picked up a road win last night over the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes 9-6. Chase Womack slugged a double as he finished with a team leading three RBIs. The two will play tonight at 6:30 pm at Clinton. 

This Day in Sports History

1894 – Boston Beaneaters baseball second baseman Bobby Loweis the first to hit four home runs in a MLB game in a 20-11 win against the Cincinnati Reds.

1911 – The first Indianapolis 500: Ray Harroun driving a Marmon Wasp for Nordyke and Marmon Company comes out of retirement and wins the inaugural event; average speed: 74.602 mph (120.060 km/h).

1936 – Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer becomes the first three-time winner of the race; Lawson Harris is the first two-time winning riding mechanic. The famous tradition of serving milk in victory lane commences.