Waukon baseball team ends nine-game streak outside the win column with 18-3 win over Starmont, falls just short of win in final NEIC battle

The Waukon baseball team was able to pick up a convincing win this past week in the middle of a final Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) stretch against teams on each end of the NEIC spectrum. The Indians opened the week suffering a home doubleheader sweep at the hands of Class 2A fifth-rated New Hampton Tuesday, June 25 by scores of 17-4 and 12-0 in five innings before rolling to an 18-3 win at home in just four innings over Starmont Wednesday, June 26. The baseball Tribe then came up just shy once again in a third consecutive one-run ballgame against Crestwood, falling by a 2-1 result for a second time at Cresco Friday, June 28.

A Thursday, June 27 non-conference road date at Postville was also scheduled for this past week. That ballgame was postponed by stormy weather and has been rescheduled for Friday, July 5.

Now holding a 6-24 season record, including a 1-17 finish to place seventh in the final Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) standings, the Indians were next scheduled to play West Delaware Tuesday, July 2 at Mt. Mercy University in Cedar Rapids before making up that June 27 postponement at Postville Friday, July 5 and then playing in the Waterloo Columbus Tournament at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo Saturday, July 6. The baseball Tribe will then wrap up its regular season with a final game at Class 4A Dubuque Senior to be played at the University of Dubuque baseball field Tuesday, July 9 before beginning postseason tournament play at home Saturday, July 13 against Clayton Ridge, with further details of that postseason trail being published elsewhere on the same Sports pages in the July 3, 2019 print and e-edition of The Standard.

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