Waukon baseball team comes up shy of the win column in five games

Waukon baseball senior shortstop Parker Hesse rears back to fire a throw to first base during the Indians’ 11-1 loss to Kee in the consolation game of the 2014 Jeff Houg Memorial Baseball Tournament held at Waukon High School Saturday, June 28. Hesse reached base three out of the five times he was at the plate in the Indians’ two games played in the annual tournament, making a pitching appearance in both as well. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link at the top of the page.

The Waukon baseball team was denied in its efforts this past week to add any of its five games played to the win column, as the Indians dropped to a 3-18 overall record that includes a mark of 1-7 in Northeast Iowa Conference play. The Tribe dropped a home doubleheader to Class 3A fourth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, June 23 by scores of 10-0 and 12-2 in five innings each, surrendered a 6-4 loss at home to Postville Wednesday, June 25 and then finished fourth at its own Jeff Houg Memorial Baseball Tournament Saturday, June 28, falling by a 15-1 count in five innings to eventual tournament champion, Class 2A eighth-rated South Winneshiek, before losing an 11-1 decision in five innings to Kee in the consolation finals of the tournament.
The Indians were also scheduled to play at Charles City Friday, June 27, but had that game postponed by weather to start off this week, Monday, June 30, with that game being played at Riceville High School instead. The baseball Tribe will then play a pair of road varsity doubleheaders at Decorah and at Oelwein Tuesday, July 1 and Thursday, July 3, respectively, before hosting Class 2A ninth-rated New Hampton Tuesday, July 8 and then wrapping up its regular season schedule Friday, July 11 at home against Crestwood.

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