Waukon softball team wins early, slides in latter part of the week

Waukon softball junior pitcher Thea Meyer fires a pitch toward homeplate in the Indians’ 6-5 home loss to Oelwein Wednesday, June 11. Of the 27 outs recorded by the Indians in the nine-inning marathon, Meyer recorded 12 of them, including three on strike-outs without issuing a walk, two on pop-ups and seven more on ground ball outs, all nine of her fielding opportunities in the game being completed without an error. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The busiest week of the season for the Waukon softball team saw the Indians double their win total for the season but only win three of their full slate of seven games. The Indians opened their week with back-to-back road wins, 8-5 at Decorah Monday, June 9 and 7-2 at South Winneshiek Tuesday, June 10, before having a third straight win snatched away in nine innings at home against Oelwein, 6-5, Wednesday, June 11. The Tribe then fell at Class 3A 12th-rated New Hampton, 14-4 in six innings, Thursday, June 12 before winning just one of three games at the Anamosa Tournament Saturday, June 14, falling to Cascade, 5-0, and Central City, 13-7, on each side of an 18-1 rout of Midland.
The Indians now hold a 6-11 overall record on the season, including a 1-6 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference play. The Indians will face a rather light schedule this week against some rather heavy competition with just two games on the horizon, including a Monday, June 16 home battle with Class 3A 10th-rated Crestwood before hosting Class 4A 10th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Wednesday, June 18. The Tribe will then play at Charles City Monday, June 23 before hosting Decorah for a varsity doubleheader Wednesday, June 25.

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