SPORTS JULY 16, 2016Written by John Kuhens on July 16, 2016
FROM THE IRIS BOWLING CENTER AND SPLITZ LOUNGE SPORTS DESK.
Mt. Pleasant completed the sweep of the Keokuk Chiefs in High School baseball Friday night in Fairfield at the Class 3A District Semi-Final game. The Panthers who are now 19-17 won over the chiefs for the 5th time this season with a 12-2 five inning win. Keokuk got on the board 1st in the top of the 1st inning but then Mt. Pleasant took control and took care of business scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st, 5 in the 2nd2 in the 3rd and finished the job with 2 in the 4th inning. Keokuk out hit Mt. Pleasant 7 to 6, but fielding errors and walks by the Chiefs gave MPHS a lot of unearned base runners. Levi Parkevich pitched the win for M.P. relieved by Colby Potts. Pat Canby was 2 for 4 at the plate and had 2 RBI’s.
It’s now onto Monday night’s 7 p.m. District finals against 4th ranked Fairfield on their home field, Fairfield 26-7 struggled to beat Ft. Madison 2-32 in the other semi 7-3, Trojans had to score 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th to get control of the game and advance.
OTHER AREA TOURNAMENT BASEBALL SCORES: Class 4A- Burlington 9 Bettendorf 2, Class 3A-Solon 6 Washington 1.
Tonight on KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com New London who is 17-8 will play at Highland in the Class 1A District championship game at 7 p.m. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the game live.
Class 2A District Final action will take place at Mediapolis where the Bulldogs will host Van Buren-Harmony at 7 p.m.