Waukon baseball team plays through winless week, falls to four NEIC foes before battling to a similar fate at its own Jeff Houg Tournament


Final home tournament ... The Waukon baseball senior pair of second baseman Michael Headington (photo above) and third baseman Patrick Waters (photo below) are pictured recording outs in the Indians’ annual Jeff Houg Tournament played Saturday, June 22. Headington and Waters joined fellow seniors Pryce Hesse and Levi McGeough in playing in the final home tournament of their high school baseball careers Saturday. Photos by Krystal Johnson. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team battled through a week without a win, falling to four Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) opponents during weekday competition before suffering that same fate to a non-conference pair in the Tribe’s own weekend home invitational tournament. The Indians opened the week with a 10-0 loss at Waverly-Shell Rock in six innings Monday, June 17 before falling in a NEIC doubleheader at Oelwein Wednesday, June 19 by scores of 11-7 and 8-0. A home NEIC loss to Decorah Friday, 11-0 in five innings, gave way to another two-game sweep at home in the Tribe’s own annual Jeff Houg Tournament, the Waukon boys first falling to Class 1A eighth-rated South Winneshiek by an 11-0 count in five innings before battling to a 15-6 loss to Kee in the tournament finale.

Now holding a 5-21 season record, including a 1-13 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play, the Indians were next scheduled to host Class 2A fifth-rated New Hampton for a NEIC doubleheader Tuesday, June 25 and then Starmont for just a single varsity game at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 before playing at Postville Thursday, June 27 and at Crestwood Friday, June 28. The baseball Tribe will then play West Delaware Tuesday, July 2 at Mt. Mercy University in Cedar Rapids before playing in the Waterloo Columbus Tournament at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo Saturday, July 6 and then wrapping up its regular season with a final game at Class 4A Dubuque Senior Tuesday, July 9.

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