Waukon baseball team limited to just one game, 8-6 loss to MFL/MarMac

Mound debut for 2020 ... Waukon baseball senior pitcher Carter Benzing delivers a pitch in the Indians’ season-opening loss, 8-6, to MFL/MarMac Monday, June 15. Benzing gave up two hits and no earned runs while striking out three batters in this season’s mound debut. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team got its 2020 season underway this past week, and that start to a season already limited by the COVID-19 pandemic was even further limited by Mother Nature. The Indians were scheduled to book-end that initial week of competition with home dates but had a nearly all-day rain postpone a Friday, June 19 home doubleheader with Waverly-Shell Rock until Thursday, June 25.

The only game the baseball Tribe did get to play was its Monday, June 15 season opener against a surprising MFL/MarMac squad that even further limited the Indians to just two hits while scoring its own runs in bunches to deal the Tribe an 8-6 loss. The Indians battled back from an early 3-0 deficit to tie the game and eventually take a late lead, only to give up the game’s two final, yet decisive, runs in the last inning.

The Indians were scheduled to make up their June 19 rain-out with Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, June 22 before playing at Charles City Tuesday, June 23 and hosting Crestwood Friday, June 26. The Tribe will then play at Decorah Tuesday, June 30 and host New Hampton Friday, July 3, all of those dates being varsity doubleheaders.

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