Waukon softball team wins one of four contests to get its 2014 campaign underway

Waukon softball junior center fielder Allie Schwartz slides in safely to steal second base as North Fayette Valley shortstop Regan Wolverton tries to avoid contact in the Indians’ 5-3 home loss to the Tiger Hawks Friday, May 30 in non-conference play. In addition to her stolen base, Schwartz further helped the Indian offense with two singles in four at-bats while driving in one run in the ballgame.

The Waukon softball team got its 2014 season off to a victorious start, but slid in its final three games of a fairly busy opening week to play to a 1-3 start. The Lady Indians opened their season with an 11-2 victory at Central Elkader Tuesday, May 27 before beginning Northeast Iowa Conference with a pair of losses at Class 4A 14th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock, 2-0 and 12-0 in three innings Thursday, May 29, and then getting their home season underway with a 5-3 loss to North Fayette Valley Friday, May 30.
The Indians are scheduled to play at MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 4 before hosting Charles City for another Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader Thursday, June 5 and then traveling to Charles City Saturday, June 7 for the Charles City Tournament. A very busy following week of four consecutive nights of games followed by a weekend tournament gets underway at Decorah Monday, June 9 and at South Winneshiek Tuesday, June 10 before the Tribe plays host to Oelwein Wednesday, June 11.

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