Waukon baseball team starts 2014 season off with 1-4 record

Waukon baseball senior second baseman Tyler Benzing steps on second base to complete a double play that ended an early threat in the Indians’ 6-1 loss to open a home doubleheader sweep by identical scores suffered by the Tribe Friday, May 30 against Clayton Ridge/Central Elkader. With just one out and runners on first and second bases in the first frame, Benzing snagged a line drive out of the air for the second out and then beat this diving Clayton Ridge baserunner to second base to complete the double play and end the inning and the threat, the umpire pictured above confirming that result.

The Waukon baseball team saved its best for last in opening up its 2014 season with a 1-4 record this past week. The Indians suffered a 17-3 loss at home to North Fayette Valley in five innings to start the season Tuesday, May 27 before falling in a home doubleheader to Clayton Ridge/Central Elkader Friday, May 30 by identical scores of 6-1. The Tribe then played in Kee High School’s Shooky Fink Tournament in Lansing Saturday, May 31, falling in game one, 7-4, to Crestwood before posting its first win of the season, 13-6, over Nashua-Plainfield in the tournament’s consolation game.
The Indians were scheduled to play a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader at Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, June 3 before hosting MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 4 and Kee Friday, June 6. The Tribe will then play host to Charles City Tuesday, June 10 before playing at Turkey Valley Wednesday, June 11.

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