Waukon baseball team comes close in winless week of seven games, five vs. top-10

Sophomore right fielder Dawson Baures is shown defending his position in the Indians’ 3-1 home loss to Oelwein Wednesday, June 20. Baures chased down a pair of fly balls in right field for two put-outs, such as this one in foul territory also in the first inning. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team played through a winless week, coming within a run or two in nearly half of this week’s games to almost produce a much different result for the week. A full slate of five Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) contests all ended up shy of the win column, including a 15-6 loss at home to Class 3A eighth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, June 18, a doubleheader loss suffered at home to Class 3A ninth-rated Decorah by scores of 13-0 in five innings and 14-2 in six frames Tuesday, June 19, a 3-1 home loss to Oelwein Wednesday, June 20 and a 3-1 loss at Decorah Friday, June 22. The Tribe was then swept in two games in its own Jeff Houg Tournament Saturday, June 23, falling to Class 1A eighth-rated South Winneshiek, 9-2, and then to Kee by just a 15-14 final result.

Now holding an 8-17 overall record with a 2-12 mark in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC), the Indians were scheduled to play a busy week of four consecutive nights of baseball, including a varsity doubleheader at Class 2A ninth-rated New Hampton Tuesday, June 26, and back-to-back non-conference contests, at Starmont Wednesday, June 27 and at home against Postville Thursday, June 28, before hosting Crestwood Friday, June 29. The Indian diamond dwellers will then make up the remainder of their June 20 second game postponement at home with Oelwein Monday, July 2 before postseason tournament play is scheduled to begin July 7, with pairings scheduled to be released this week.

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