Sports, July 6, 2019

Written by Amanda Rundquist on July 6, 2019



The Mount Pleasant baseball team fell for the second straight contest last night, losing to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 7-3 in a non-conference affair.


The Panthers grabbed an early first inning lead, but E-B-F would rally for the next seven runs in the game, including a four run fifth inning.


The loss moves Mount Pleasant to 18 and 8 on the year.


They will take on Burlington next Tuesday at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex. You can hear that game here on KILJ.

Mount Pleasant also knows their post-season fate for this summer. The Panthers will open up in Class 3A Substate 5 District 10 and will take on Clear Creek-Amana on July 19th at 5:00 p.m. at Fairfield High School.

The top of the bracket sees SEC Co-Champion Fairfield taking on the Bloodhounds of Fort Madison High School.


The Mount Pleasant softball team split their first two games at the prestigious University of Iowa softball classic last night in Iowa City.

The Panthers opened the tournament with a 9-8 loss versus Benton Community.

Mount Pleasant led 6-1 heading into the top of the 6th inning when Benton would strike for 6 runs to take a 7-6 lead.

The Panthers would rally, however.

They knotted the game at 7 in the bottom of the inning, but Benton would counter punch with two more in their half of the 7th.

The Panthers then steamrolled Davenport North in their second game 8-1.

Their record sits at 22-11 on the season and they’ll take on Iowa City West and Muscatine tomorrow in Iowa City.