Waukon softball team wraps up regular season with busy week

Tag and toss to turn two ... Waukon softball senior second baseman Maddie Ellingson turns to fire a throw to first base after tagging the Waverly-Shell Rock runner at left to turn a double play in the fifth inning of the Indians’ 7-4 home loss to Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, July 10. The lone senior on this season’s team, Ellingson recorded two put-outs and one assist in the final home game of her high school athletic career for the Indians. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team brought its 2020 regular season to a close this past week with four final games all initially scheduled on four consecutive nights and involving a pair of top-15 ranked opponents to start the week. All four of the Tribe’s final games ended up outside the win column, beginning with a 12-0 home loss to Class 3A 12th-rated Crestwood in just three innings Monday, July 6 followed by a 9-5 loss at Class 4A fifth-rated Charles City Tuesday, July 7. The Indians then made up a June 26 postponement at Waverly-Shell Rock Wednesday, July 8, falling by an 8-1 end result, before hosting those same Go-Hawks Friday, July 10 in a rare matinee performance during the day after being rained out the night before, but still falling by a 7-4 final tally.

The Indians finished their regular season with a 0-12 overall record - all of those games being in Northeast Iowa Conference play. The softball Tribe is now scheduled to begin Class 3A postseason tournament play Wednesday, July 15 at and against 12th-rated Crestwood, with details of the Indians’ postseason tournament possibilities being printed in a shaded box elsewhere on the Sports pages of this week’s edition.

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