Waukon baseball team plays to 11-22 season record during 2018 campaign

The Waukon baseball team played its way to an 11-22 season record during its 2018 campaign, showing signs of greatness but not consistently being able to maintain that level of play during this season’s stringent schedule. That 11-22 season mark included a 2-16 record in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play that placed the Indians in a tie for sixth place in the final NEIC standings with a Crestwood team that the baseball Tribe had claimed its only two NEIC victories from in three match-ups with the Cadets this season.

With Northeast Iowa Conference teams accounting for a vast majority of this season’s losses, it was no wonder that five of those remaining six NEIC teams played their way to their respective district championship games in postseason tournament play, with two of them playing to their respective substate title contests and NEIC tri-champion Waverly-Shell Rock (tied with New Hampton and Decorah for the NEIC title) playing its way to the semifinal round of the Class 3A State Tournament. Improvement throughout this season was evident in the fact that the Tribe’s final margins of defeat against those NEIC squads seemed to get narrower in their match-ups later in the season.

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