Waukon softball team improves outcomes as week progresses, even split of busy week of eight games includes runner-up finish at Decorah Tournament

The Waukon softball team had a full week of eight games get better as the week progressed, the Lady Indians ultimately splitting those eight contests to pick up another pair of Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) wins before playing to a runner-up finish at the Decorah Tournament over the weekend. The softball Tribe opened the week with a 13-0 loss in just three innings to Class 4A third-rated Charles City Monday, June 17 before being swept at Decorah Wednesday, June 19 by scores of 3-2 and 14-10. The Indians began their turn for the better with a NEIC doubleheader sweep of Oelwein at home, 4-3 and 11-4, Thursday, June 20 before winning two of three games at the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 22 to finish as the tournament runner-up, defeating Turkey Valley, 10-0, and Kee, 7-6, before falling to that same Decorah team for a third time in the past week, 8-5, in the tournament championship game.

Now holding an 11-13 overall record that includes a 4-9 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play, the Indians were next scheduled to host a NEIC doubleheader at New Hampton Tuesday, June 25 before hosting Crestwood for the same Thursday, June 27. The softball Tribe will then wrap up its regular season with a final Northeast Iowa Conference game at Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, July 2 before opening Class 3A regional tournament play Wednesday, July 10 at a site to be determined.

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