Sports April 15th, 2019Written by Koehler Wendt on April 15, 2019
Iowa Wesleyan softball had a packed weekend with three double headers. On Friday the Tigers hosted Lincoln College for a non-conference double header. In game one Iowa Wesleyan scored three runs in the 1st inning. A run scored on a fielders choice, then McKena Woolery hit a RBI single and Allison Daum knocked a run home on a ground out. Lincoln was able to score a run in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th inning to tie it up 3-3. Bottom of the 5th Tigers scored on a sac fly by McKena Woolery to lift the team to a 4-3 win. Morgan Christner picked up the win after seven innings and eight strikeouts.
Game two Lincoln was able to score a run in the 1st inning but wouldn’t have a lead for long. Bottom of the 2nd the Tigers knocked six runs in. Allison Daum started it off with a RBI single, McKenzie Copher grounded out to the pitcher but brought a run in, Kayla Ford had a two RBI hit, Ashley Machholz hit a RBI double, and Emma McDanel grounded out to short but a run scored to lead 6-1. Lincoln scored two more runs but Iowa Wesleyan held on to win 6-3. Emma McDanel earned the win with four strikeouts over seven innings. Kayla Ford led the offense with two RBIs.
On Saturday the Tigers hosted Greenville University for a conference double header. In game one Panthers scored two runs in the 1st inning to lead 2-0. Tigers offense struggled to score until the 4th inning when Alex Eyman hit a RBI single. Taking it down to the wire Iowa Wesleyan was trailing in the bottom of the 7th inning. Emmy Rodriguez hit a RBI single to tie the game and Kayla Ford hit a walk off RBI double to win 3-2. Morgan Christner picked up the win after nine strikeouts and allowing just three hits.
Game two Tigers scored three runs in the 1st inning. Emma McDanel hit an RBI double and then Morgan Christner crushed a two run home run. Greenville got a run in the 2nd but Iowa Wesleyan kept the offense rolling with a run in the 3rd and 4th inning. Bottom of the 5th Tigers scored three more runs to lead 8-1. McKena Woolery hit a RBI double and Allison Daum hit a two RBI double. Panthers picked up a run in the 6th inning but Tigers again responded with their own run to win the game 9-2. Emma McDanel earned the win allowing just two hits and striking out four batters. Morgan Christner was locked in going 4-4 with a home run.
On Sunday the Tigers hosted the St Louis College of Pharmacy for a non-conference double header. In game one Iowa Wesleyan scored first in the 3rd inning off a Morgan Christner RBI double and then Alex Eyman drove in a run when she grounded out to second base. Bottom of the 6th inning Kayla Ford hit a RBI single to give the final score of 3-0 in a Tiger win. Morgan Christner won her third game of the weekend with six strikeouts in a shutout.
Game two St Louis Pharmacy got the first scores of the game in the 4th inning with two runs. Tigers answered back with three runs in the bottom of the 4th. Morgan Christner hit a RBI double and then Alex Eyman hit a two run home run. In the bottom of the 6th inning McKenzie Copher hit a two run home run to increase the lead to 5-2. St Louis Pharmacy got one more run to score for the final score of 5-3. Emma McDanel earned her third win of the weekend after striking out five batters over seven innings of work. Iowa Wesleyan softball went 6-0 over the weekend to improve to 22-7 overall and 9-3 in conference play. They will be back in action on Wednesday for a conference road trip at Eureka College.
Iowa Wesleyan baseball was on the road for a conference series with Webster University. On Friday night they played a single game and lost to the Gorloks 1-0 in a close game. On Saturday the Gorloks exploded for 17 runs while the Tigers were shutout in a 17-0 loss. In game two Iowa Wesleyan was able to get the bats going with Chazz Brown hitting a two run home run in the 1st inning. Webster scored a single run in the 1st but then drove in five runs in the 3rd inning to lead 6-2. Nick Salas hit a two run home run in the 5th inning and Parker Leland hit a two run home run in the 6th to cut it to 7-6 deficit. Gorloks scored four runs in the 6th inning to give the final score of 11-6. Chazz Brown, Nick Salas, and Parker Leland all hit two run homers. Iowa Wesleyan baseball is now 5-22-1 overall and 3-12 in conference play and will be back on the road on Wednesday playing at MacMurray College in a conference double header.
Iowa Wesleyan Athletic Department has released the nominees for the Wesleys. Members of the coaching staffs, athletic department, and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee nominated student-athletes for each award. Award winners will be chosen based on voting by the athletic department and SAAC members.
-Female Honor Athlete of the Year Award the finalists are Allegra Collette from the volleyball team, Hannah Lien a three sport athlete in volleyball/golf/basketball, Ashley Machholz a dual sport athlete in soccer/softball, and Darby Massner a dual sport athlete in basketball/golf.
-Male Honor Athlete of the Year finalists are Austin Ferguson from the football team, Jake Neubauer from basketball, Jake O’Farrell from soccer, and Austin Willis of the golf team.
-Female Athlete of the Year finalists are Morgan Christner from the softball team, Darby Massner a dual sport athlete in basketball/golf, Sierra Howardson of Cross Country, and Lida Landre from the volleyball team.
-Male Athlete of the Year finalists are Cristian Garcia of the soccer team, Stafford Lewis of the football team, Dylan McDonald of the football team, and Jaime Suarez from the golf team.
-Tiger Service Award finalists are Allegra Collette from the volleyball team, Kayla Ford from the softball team, and Trevor Haasis from the soccer team.
-Female Newcomer of the Year finalists are Sierra Howardson from cross country, Paige Kammerer from the volleyball team, Harriet Fowler from the basketball team, and Morgan Christner from softball.
-Male Newcomer of the Year finalists are Hugo Bonilla from the soccer team, Alberto Torres from the basketball team, Joe Morrison from the baseball team, and Jaime Suarez from golf.
Sports Scheduled for Mt Pleasant:
Monday: Varsity girls golf has a triangular match with Keokuk and Oskaloosa at Elks Fairview Golf Club 4pm
Varsity girls soccer hosts Fort Madison 4:30pm, JV game at 6pm
Varsity girls tennis plays at Keokuk 4:30pm
Middle school girls track has a meet in Ottumwa 4:30pm
Varsity boys soccer playing at Fort Madison 5pm, JV game at 6:30pm
Tuesday: Varsity boys golf playing Keokuk at Elks Fairview Golf Club 4pm
Varsity boys soccer hosting Burlington 4:30pm, JV game at 6pm
Girls track team hosting the Panther Relays 4:30pm. Teams competing include Cardinal, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Central Lee, Clear Creek-Amana, Danville, Fort Madison, Iowa City Liberty, Keokuk, Mediapolis, New London, Pekin, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Van Buren, Waco, Wapello, Washington, West Burlington/Notre Dame, Williamsburg, and Winfield-Mt Union
Middle school boys track has a meet at Keokuk 4:30pm
Thursday: Varsity girls golf playing in an invitational at the Edmundson Golf Course in Oskaloosa 1pm
Varsity girls soccer playing at Holy Trinity 3:30pm
Varsity boys golf hosting Fairfield and New London in a triangular at Mt Pleasant Golf & Country Club 4pm
Varsity boys soccer hosting Central Lee 4:30pm
Varsity girls tennis playing at Fort Madison 4:30pm
Varsity boys tennis hosting Keokuk 4:30pm
Girls track competing in an invitational in Washington 4:30pm
Boys track competing in a meet at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 4:30pm
Saturday: Varsity boys golf playing in an invitational with Columbus Junction, Fort Madison, Pella, and Washington at the Washington Golf & Country Club 9am
The team assignments for state qualifying track meets have been released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Mt Pleasant will be a hosting site and teams competing will be Davenport Assumption, Centerville, Fairfield, Keokuk, Mt Pleasant, Washington, and West Burlington/Notre Dame. The state qualifying meets will be held on Thursday, May 9th.