SPORTS JULY 4, 2016

Written by John Kuhens on July 4, 2016

Mt. Pleasant High School softball team played in the tournament in Iowa City on the Iowa Hawkeye Softball Complex Friday  & Saturday.  Panthers  Friday tangled with #11 ranked Class 5A Davenport West in the 1st game and fell 5-1.  Cali Liechty suffered the loss in the circle.  Panthers had only 2 hits, one of those a double by Jackie Fraise, Morgan Fraise had the RBI.  In the 2nd game M.P. rolled over 14th ranked Class 1A Lisbon 12-0, Bailey Johnson threw a 1 hitter to get the win.  Bailey also hit 2 homeruns and had 5 RBI’s, Anni Liechty had 2 hits and an RBI.The 9th ranked Mt. Pleasant Panther softball team won both games they played

Saturday at the Iowa City West Tournament on the Iowa Hawkeye Softball Complex.  They defeated North Scott in the 1st game 9-1, Cali Liechty was the winning pitcher, Anni Liechty was 3-4 at the plate and Bailey Johnson homered again and added a double.  In the 2nd game they beat Muscatine 7-6, Bailey Johnson the winning pitcher and she hit another homerun.  Sarah Moffett and Jackie Fraise each had 3 hits.  Fraise for the day went 5 for 7 in the two games.  Bailey Johnson now has 15 homeruns on the year as she continues to re-write the record book in that stat.  Panthers host Fairfield Tuesday.

MPHS baseball team played two games at Knoxville Friday night and won them both by 14-5 and 9-7 scores.  In the 1st game Colby Potts and Dalton Shull pitched the win.  M.P. had 9 hits led by Zach Ebling and Caleb Potts each with 2.  In the 2nd game Zach Beason made his 1st varsity start and pitched the win with relief help from Pat Canby.  Levi Parkevich, Cale Christner and Pat Canby had 2 hits each.  Mt. Pleasant will host Fairfield for two conference games Tuesday for their next action.