Waukon baseball team closes out regular season with final NEIC loss, opens postseason with 10-7 victory at home over Osage

Scores, drives in pair of runs ... Waukon senior catcher Abe Schwartz slides safely into third base to beat a tag attempt in the Indians’ 10-7 home win over Osage in the first round of Class 2A District 5 tournament play Saturday, July 7. Schwartz drove in two runs and scored two more in the win. 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 ended its regular season and began its postseason on opposite ends of the win-loss spectrum this past week, wrapping up a regular season record of 10-21 that included a 2-16 mark in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) that placed the Indians in a sixth-place tie with a Crestwood team they had beaten two of three times this season for their only NEIC victories. The end to the regular season saw the Indians falls at home to Oelwein, 10-2, Monday, July 2 in a game that was the postponed second half of a June 20 doubleheader.

The baseball Tribe then began its postseason trail Saturday, July 7 with a 10-7 victory at home over Osage, advancing to a Tuesday, July 10 Class 2A District 5 semifinal match-up with Denver in the 5 p.m. half of a doubleheader being played at New Hampton, with the host school and North Fayette Valley squaring off in the evening’s nightcap. Further details of the Tribe’s postseason possibilities are printed elsewhere on the same Sports page in the print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

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