Sports March 13th, 2019

Written by Koehler Wendt on March 13, 2019

Iowa Wesleyan softball played their third day in South Carolina. Tigers opened up yesterday with a game against Centenary College. Iowa Wesleyan scored early with two runs in the first and then had a breakout second inning with 7 runs on just 3 hits. In the third inning the Tigers added 4 more runs to give the final score of 13-0. Allison Daum finished the game with 2 RBIs and Morgan Christner went 2-3 at the plate, she also pitched her second shutout of the season going 5 innings and striking out 12 batters for her third win.

In the second game Tigers fell in a hole to Mount Aloysius College, Mounties had a 5-0 lead after the second inning. McKenzie Copher was able to hit a two RBI single to cut the lead to 5-2. Mounties added another run in the sixth inning but the Tigers struck back with one of their own for the final score 6-3 with Iowa Wesleyan picking up their second loss on the season. Kayla Ford and McKenzie Copher were locked in at the plate, Ford went 3-4 and Copher was 3-3 with 2 RBIs. Emma McDanel pitched a complete game and struck out 3 batters. Tigers are now 4-2 on the season but will have the day off today. Tomorrow they play three games starting at 8:30am against Immaculata University, at 12:30pm against SUNY-Poly, and at 2:30pm against Franciscan University.


Iowa Wesleyan baseball is back in action today for another road game down south. Tigers will be in Jackson Mississippi to play Belhaven University at 4pm. Iowa Wesleyan started the road trip on the losing end of a 4 game sweep by Louisiana College over the weekend. Tomorrow the Tigers will be in Conway Arkansas to play Hendrix College.


The St Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced the Winter All-Academic honorees and Iowa Wesleyan was well represented. Allie Massner and Darby Massner from the women’s basketball team were selected along with Jarryd Fernandes, Jake Neubauer, and Carter Jensen from the men’s basketball team.


The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced the 2019 state qualifying sites for track & field and for the second straight year Mt Pleasant will host a 3A qualifier. Other 3A sites include Benton Community, Carroll, Charles City, Dallas Center-Grimes, Gilbert, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, and West Delaware.


The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association released their boys basketball All-State teams. In Class 1A Nik Coble from Waco was selected to 2nd team All-State, he averaged 18 points, 14 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game this past season and helped the Warriors get all the way to the Sub-State finals. In Class 2A Keaton Mitchell from Wapello was selected to 2nd team All-State, he averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game and finished 6th in blocks in Class 2A. Also in Class 2A Ben Wolgemuth from Mediapolis was named 3rd team All-State, he averaged 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists per game while leading the Bulldogs to a 2nd place finish in the SEI Superconference North Division.


Coming up on Friday the Mt Pleasant varsity and JV boys track teams will be in Pella for an invitational taking place at Central College. This is the 2nd competition of the season as the team competed in the Dickson Relays last week in the UNI Dome.


On April 20th there is going to be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament taking place at Mt Pleasant Middle School. There are several age groups for male and female teams to compete in. The cost is $60 per team and all checks should be made out to Mt Pleasant Tourney Team. For more information and to register contact Ronnie Ashton at (319)931-2896.


Mt. Pleasant recreational softball will be holding a Skills Assessment on Sunday, March 17 at Cottrell Gym. They ask that all girls attend this to help the board assign teams as evenly as possible. 3rd & 4th graders will be from 5-6 pm and 5th-7th grade from 6-7 pm . This is also another opportunity to register your daughter. They are missing a lot of registrations, so make sure to get your paperwork in as soon as possible.


The regular season is over in college basketball and conference tournaments begins. Iowa is the #6 seed in the Big 10 tournament. Hawkeyes are on a 4 game losing streak entering tournament time. They get a first round bye and will play the winner of Illinois and Northwestern on Thursday around 8:30pm, pregame coverage at 7:30pm, depending how the games ahead of them go. The Big 10 tournament is being held in the United Center in Chicago.

Iowa State is the #5 seed in the Big 12 tournament. Cyclones are on a 3 game losing streak entering tournament time. On Thursday they will play Baylor at 11:30am, pregame coverage at 10:30am, in the Sprint Center in Kansas City.