Waukon softball team ends regular season with book-end victories

The Waukon softball team wrapped up its regular season schedule this past week with book-end victories, winning three of seven games in a very busy final week of 2018 regulation play. That week started with a 7-4 Indian victory at home over Decorah Monday, June 25 in a game postponed from the second half of a June 20 doubleheader before the Tribe fell in back-to-back Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheaders by scores of 15-3 and 11-4 at home against New Hampton Tuesday, June 26 and 2-1 and 10-0 in six innings at Class 3A 14th-rated Crestwood Thursday, June 28. The softball Tribe wrapped up its busy week and regular season with a doubleheader sweep at Oelwein Friday, June 29, winning by scores of 12-10 and 5-4 in eight innings.

The end to the regular season left the softball Tribe with an 11-18 overall record, including a 6-12 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play that placed the Indians fifth in the final seven-team NEIC standings. Those 11 wins mark the most regular season victories for Waukon softball since the 2012 season, when the Indian also won 11 regular season games and then went on to win three regional games to advance to the State Tournament. The 2011 softball Indians were the last team to win more regular season games than that with 14 victories.

The Indians were scheduled to open postseason tournament play Tuesday, July 3 at and against Class 3A third-rated Waterloo Columbus, details of which are printed elsewhere in a shaded box in the print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

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