Waukon baseball team battles Cascade down to the wire to have season ended by just a 3-2 loss in semifinal round of Class 2A District Tournament


Five scoreless innings ... Waukon baseball junior pitcher Logan Houg fires a pitch toward homeplate in the Indians’ 3-2 Class 2A District 4 semifinals loss at Cascade Tuesday, July 16. Houg came on in relief with two outs in the first inning to throw five final scoreless innings of baseball, giving up just three hits and three walks without a run while striking out three batters. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

If a loss could feel anything at all like a win, the Waukon baseball team may have experienced just that in its Class 2A District 4 semifinal match-up at Cascade Tuesday, July 16 - and for all but the first inning, it was a win. After gifting the host Cougars a 3-0 headstart in the bottom of the first inning, the Indians not only shut down Cascade’s offense for the game’s final five frames but also used half of their 6-4 hit advantage, along with a bit of Cougar help, to score a pair of third-inning runs and then further battle the host squad all the way to the very end, only to have their season ended by just a 3-2 final margin.

The loss wraps up the baseball Tribe’s 2019 campaign with an 8-29 overall record that included a 1-17 mark to place seventh in the final Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) standings. Cascade went on to have its single-run loss fortune reversed by fellow Northeast Iowa Conference squad Oelwein Saturday, July 20, the Huskies defeating the Cougars by a 9-8 final result to earn advancement to the Class 2A Substate 2 championship game Tuesday, July 23 to play another fellow Northeast Iowa Conference squad, New Hampton, for a trip to the Class 2A State Tournament.

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