Waukon softball team wraps up regular season with first season series win over Waverly-SR since 2012, sweeping loss at home to Crestwood


A single in each game ... Waukon softball freshman third baseman Brinley Jones takes a cut at a pitch in the Indians’ home doubleheader loss to Crestwood Wednesday, July 3. Jones popped a single in each game of the twinbill, one of just two Indians to get a hit in each game. Photo by Krystal Johnson. 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 brought its regular season to a close this past week, winning one of its three final games, all in Northeast Iowa Conference play. The week started with trekking in some unfamiliar territory, as the softball Tribe’s 7-1 win at Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, July 2 marked the first time since the 2012 season the Indians won a season series against the Go-Hawks, having split a doubleheader at Waverly earlier this season for Waukon’s first win over the Go-Hawks since that same 2012 season. The Lady Indians wrapped up the week, and their regular season, suffering a season sweep at the hands of Crestwood, falling in a road doubleheader rescheduled from June 27 at the home of the Cadets by scores of 11-1 in six innings and just 2-1 Wednesday, July 3.

The Tribe completed its 2019 regular season with a 14-18 overall record that includes a 5-13 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play that placed the Indians fifth in the final seven-team NEIC standings, ahead of Waverly-Shell Rock and Oelwein. Those 14 wins are the most for the Waukon softball program in a regular season since the 2011 season, a year after current head coach Melissa Ward graduated from Waukon High School.

The Indians are next scheduled to open Class 3A regional tournament play Wednesday, July 10 at Crestwood, beginning at 7 p.m. Further details of the Lady Indians’ postseason possibilities are printed in a shaded box elsewhere on the Sports pages in the July 10 print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

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