Waukon softball team falls to pair of top-10 NEIC foes in light week

The Waukon softball sophomore tandem of center fielder Nicole Behrend and left fielder Madison Snitker (pictured above) recorded the only two hits the Waukon softball team was able to manage in the Indians’ 3-0 loss at home to Class 4A 10th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Wednesday, June 18. Behrend legged out a second-inning bunt attempt, such as the one pictured above, and Snitker beat out the throw pictured above for an infield single of her own in the third inning of the contest. View and find out how to purchase these photos and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Waukon softball team played its lightest schedule of the season this past week, but against some of its heaviest competition of the season, as the Indians hosted Class 3A 10th-rated Crestwood Monday, June 16 and Class 4A 10th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Wednesday, June 18. The softball Tribe fell to both highly-regarded opponents, but gave both a pretty good battle before falling, 8-4, against Crestwood and, 3-0, against Waverly-Shell Rock.
The Indians now hold a 6-13 overall record on the season, including a 1-8 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play. They were scheduled to play at Charles City Monday, June 23 before hosting Decorah for a varsity doubleheader Wednesday, June 25 and then traveling to Oelwein Thursday, June 26 for another NEIC double-dip. The Tribe will then play in the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 28 before wrapping up its regular season with three consecutive nights of softball, a Tuesday, July 1 home doubleheader with New Hampton, a Wednesday, July 2 non-conference affair at Kee, and a Thursday, July 3 doubleheader at Crestwood.

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