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Panthers, Tigers put seasons on line this weekend

Jul 07, 2017
Photo by: Andy Krutsinger Breanna Mettler and New London will head to Sigourney to take on the Savages tonight (Friday).

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News

 

The softball postseason heats up this weekend as the two remaining Henry County teams play in regional semifinals. New London will play at Sigourney tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m., and Mt. Pleasant will host Maquoketa on Saturday, July 8, at 7 p.m.

The Tigers enter tonight’s game after an 8-7 win at Moravia on Wednesday. Sigourney defeated Winfield-Mt. Union, 7-1. The Tigers enter tonight 15-13 overall, while the Savages sit at 20-11.

Sigourney will likely have revenge on their mind. The Tigers have knocked out the Savages in the last two regional finals. In 2015, New London took down the Savages with a walk-off home run by Jorgi Krieger. New London advanced past Sigourney last season, 13-3 in New London.

Mt. Pleasant (29-10) will take on Maquoketa, a team that blasted Marion, 10-0 on their home field Thursday night. The Cardinals are 12-23 this season but have played ranked 4A teams tight. They fell by just four total runs at No. 1 Benton in a doubleheader earlier this season.

A win from New London tonight would give them a ticket to play top-seeded Martensdale St. Mary’s or Wayne on Monday, July 10, at 7 p.m. Both of those squads have cruised through the early portions of the regional tournament.

Mt. Pleasant would host either ADM or Cedar Rapids Xavier on Tuesday, July 11, at 7 p.m., if they can take down Maquoketa on Saturday. Two more wins from either the Panthers or Tigers would mean a trip to Ft. Dodge and the state softball tournament.

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