Sports, Monday, May 10th

By: Nathan Bloechl —

College Baseball: Wesleyan Swept in Rare Sunday Doubleheader:

The Iowa Wesleyan baseball team was swept yesterday in a rare Sunday doubleheader by third-ranked Webster University 4-2 and 15-0.

In game one, Joe Morrison held the Gorloks to one run over six sterling innings, scattering five hits, walking one while punching out five.

Webster, who scored first in the 6th inning, saw Wesleyan grab a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the inning on RBI base hits by Corbin Broeker and Nick Salas.

From there, however, the Gorloks would score the games’ final three runs scratching across two runs in the 7th and an insurance run in the 9th.

Steve Larson took the loss out of the bullpen for Wesleyan allowing two earned while striking out two.

In game two, Webster pounded out sixteen hits on their way to 15 runs.

Kyler Kent, Ben Swords, Adam Lovell, and A.J. Smith each had two hits for the Gorloks.

Luis Ayesa was the losing pitcher for Wesleyan yielding six hits and six runs while walking two and striking out four.

Now 8-17, Wesleyan will host Webster for two more today.

Game one will be at noon, you can listen to game two on FM 105.5.

Approximate first pitch is set for 2:30 p.m.

College Softball: Eyman Named to SLIAC All-Tournament Team:

Iowa Wesleyan senior shortstop Alex Eyman was named to the SLIAC All-Tournament team following her exploits in Fulton last week.

Eyman registered two hits and two runs batted in for the Tigers in games spanning over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

This year Eyman hit .333 with two home runs and 11 RBI.

She also scored 34 runs.

Girls’ Soccer: Undefeated Panthers at Washington:

The Mount Pleasant girls’ soccer team, coming off yet another win, will travel to Washington today for a conference fixture with the Demons.

Mount Pleasant, 8-0, knocked off Washington once already this year 3-2 and will look to sweep the season series today.

Andrea Lopreato is the team leader in goals with 21, while sophomore Elly Manning is first on the team in assists with six.

Emma Pieper leads the team with 50 saves in 59 chances.

Washington is led offensively by Trina Griffin, she’s found the back of the net 15 times.

The Demons are coming off a 6-nil win over Fairfield and have won two straight — they’re 5-4.

Tonight’s game will kick at 4:30 p.m.

Boys’ Soccer: Mount Pleasant Looks to Stop Skid:

The Mount Pleasant boys’ soccer team will look to get the monkey off their back today when they host Washington for a Southeast Conference tilt.

The Panthers have lost three straight and four of five, most recently a 10-nil loss to Fort Madison.

Washington defeated Mount Pleasant 3-2 earlier this year — that game was played on April 22nd.

Iowa Wesleyan recruit Dillon Malone leads the Panthers offensively with four goals and eight shots on net.

Logan Lee has made 131 saves for the Panthers through 12 fixtures.

Washington’s Zac Stout leads the Demons.

Stout has scored 24 goals for Washington, who enters tonight’s matchup 7-4.

Kick at East Lake Park is set for 4:30 p.m.

College Basketball: Ash Returns to Iowa City:

(Via Radio Iowa) 

Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced that redshirt senior Austin Ash will return to the Hawkeye roster in 2021-22 and will be put on scholarship.

The 6-foot-3 guard from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been an integral piece of the scout team the past four seasons.

Ash saw action in nine games last season, matching his single season high in scoring.

Iowa also announced the return of guard Jordan Bohannon who will come back using the extra year of COVID eligibility.

This will be Bohannon’s sixth season in Iowa City.