Written by John Kuhens on May 4, 2019

The Iowa Wesleyan softball team fell in the 1st round Friday at the SLIAC Conference Tournament.  Greenville handed the Tigers a 4-2 loss, Greenville struck for three runs in the first inning and it proved to be all it needed to top Iowa Wesleyan in a first round St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament game at Fulton, Missouri.  The second-seeded Tigers (26-10) face Spalding in a 1 p.m. elimination game today. That winner will face the loser of the Eureka-Greenville game at 3 p.m. If the Tigers win they play at 3 pm today to try and stay alive, a win then would mean they must win two games Sunday to advance to the NCAA division III national tournament.  Iowa Wesleyan trailed 4-0 before the Tigers found home plate. In the bottom of the fourth, McKena Woolery singled Ashley Machholz home with the Tigers’ first run. IWU added its final run in the seventh when Emmy Rodriguez bounced into a base-loaded fielder’s choice that scored Addison Westercamp. Woolery and Emilee Rooney both went 2-for-3 for Iowa Wesleyan. Morgan Christner was the losing pitcher. She gave up four earned runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out 11 in seven innings.  KILJ-FM and will carry today’s games that Wesleyan is involved in.

Mt. Pleasant Girls Golf at Centerville saw Washington win with a 351 score,  Mt Pleasant was runner up with a 377, host school  Centerville shot 389.   Anni Liechty shot 86,  Elli Liechty shot 89, Michal Wohlleber  shot 100 and Ryann Davidson had a 102.  M.P. plays at Keokuk Thursday.

Mt. Pleasant boys’ golf team won a triangular at Washington with a 161 total,  Jake Moffett and Bailey Shelledy shot 39’s, Brevin Wilson carded a 41, Rhett Zeglen and Trace White shot 42’s, Reece Kempker had a 50.  Medalist was Washington’s Brock Sobaski with 38.  MPHS will play at Washington again Tuesday at the Southeast Conference meet.

Mt. Pleasant Panther lineman Clayton Loving signed his letter of intent to play football at Buena Vista University.