Waukon softball team battles a full seven innings before having season ended by 9-0 first-round regional tournament loss at third-rated Columbus

One final flight ... Waukon senior left fielder Abby Dixon sends a fifth-inning pitch into the outfield for the final hit, not only of the Indians’ 9-0 Class 3A first-round regional tournament loss at third-rated Waterloo Columbus Tuesday, July 3 but also of her high school career. Dixon swatted one of the Tribe’s five singles in the ballgame and also made one catch in the outfield. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team had its 2018 season brought to a close by one of the top teams in the entire state of Iowa, a Class 3A Waterloo Columbus team that sports the state’s best season record at 36-2 and has now gone on to a return trip to the Class 3A State Tournament. However, that 9-0 season-ending loss for the Indians in the opening round of Class 3A Region 5 play at the home of the highly-regarded Sailors didn’t happen without a fight to the finish by the softball Tribe.

The season-ending loss brings the softball Tribe’s 2018 campaign to a close with an 11-19 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. Columbus went on to defeat North Fayette Valley, 13-1 in five innings, Friday, July 6 in the regional semifinals and Class 3A 14th-rated Crestwood in the Monday, July 9 regional championship, 5-1, to earn a return trip to the Class 3A State Tournament.

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