Sports, Wednesday, May 5th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

Boys’ Golf: Panthers Win at Fairfield:

The Mount Pleasant boys’ golf team finished three strokes better than Fairfield as the Panthers earned a win at yesterday’s invite hosted by Fairfield High School at Fairfield Golf and Country Club.

Brevin Wilson and Nick Matheney both finished with 75’s to lead Rob Zeglen’s group.

Reece Kempker added an 82, while Reece Coffman carded a 94.

Fairfield finished in second with 329 strokes with West Burlington coming in third.

Rounding out the top-five was Van Buren and Washington.

Other boys’ golf last night:

Mediapolis 197, Louisa-Muscatine 199

  • Louisa-Muscatines’ Xander Bieri was meet medalist, carding a 42 — but it was Mediapolis’ depth that carried to the Bulldogs to a Super Conference win at Heritage Oaks last night. Bent Wolter and Ryan Ensminger each finished with 48’s while Grant Hilton and Tyler Samuel carded 50’s and 51’s respectively.

ND-West Burlington 209, Holy Trinity 218

  • Notre Dame-West Burlington’s Kaleb Allen ended his nine hole round with a 42, good for medalist honors as the Nikes earned a close win over Holy Trinity last night at Flint Hills. Colby Bredemeyer paced the Crusaders with a 48 while Trevor Mohrfield added a 54.

Girls’ Golf: New London Wallops Wapello:

New London finished over 100 strokes better than Wapello as the Tigers walloped their way to a huge Super Conference win at Heritage Oaks Golf Course.

Taylor Phillips continued her string of dominance with a 42 to earn medalist honors.

Sophie Malott added a 46, while Emma Nye chipped in with a 55.

Liby Shafer led Wapello with a 67.

College Baseball: Wesleyan Sweeps Eureka in Home Doubleheader:

The Iowa Wesleyan baseball team earned two wins yesterday, knocking off Eureka College 3-1 and 11-0 as they improved to 8-15.

In game one, former Mediapolis prep Cauy Massner hurled eight innings of one run ball, scattering five hits while striking out 10.

Brandon Devillier worked a scoreless ninth to earn the save.

Former Mount Pleasant standout Corbin Broeker had two hits, while Nick Salas homered for the Tigers.

In game two, Wesleyan jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings as they rolled to victory.

Broeker again was tough at the plate for Blake Beaber’s bunch registering two hits, three runs scored and a run batted in.

Dom Gerace, Trey Sherrill, Jack de Burgh and Erik Kiewiet all had two hits for the Tigers, while Sherrill drove in a game-high six runs.

Everett Swinson threw a complete game allowing seven hits while striking out five.

Wesleyan will be off until Saturday when they host No. 5 Webster.

You can listen to both ends of the doubleheader on FM 105.5.

Game one will begin at noon.

College Softball: Wesleyan Begins Postseason Surge:

The Iowa Wesleyan softball team (5-9) will begin their conference tournament push this afternoon when they travel to Fulton, Missouri for a date with the fourth-seeded Blue Jays of Westminster.

The Tigers split with the Blue Jays earlier this year, earning a 3-0 win while falling 8-2.

Undoubtedly Wesleyan will turn the keys to the Ferrari over to former New London ace Morgan Christner, who has found another gear in the back half of her senior season.

Christner has allowed two runs or less in each of her last six starts.

Her four wins leads the staff her ERA is now a sparkling 1.90.

This afternoon’s game will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Prep Track: Schedule Changes Announced for State Track:

Saturday’s finals sessions will be split and spectators will be ticketed through qualifying participants due to capacity restrictions at this month’s IHSAA & IGHSAU State Track & Field Championships in Des Moines.

The three-day co-ed meet will remain at Drake Stadium on its previously announced dates: Thursday, May 20, and Friday, May 21, with finals on Saturday, May 22. Current attendance limits from Drake University and Polk County Health Department will be in place.

Class 2A and Class 3A boys and girls will compete in early sessions each day. Class 1A, Class 4A, and Wheelchair boys and girls competitors will be in the later session each day.

Spectators and participants will be required to clear the facility after each of the six sessions, including Saturday’s finals.