Waukon baseball team has season ended by Sumner-Fredericksburg, 2-1

Senior swing ... Waukon baseball senior left fielder Nathan Johnson takes a cut at a pitch in the Indians’ 2-1 first-round district tournament loss to Sumner-Fredericksburg at New Hampton Monday, July 13. Johnson was one of seven seniors on this season’s squad who had their high school athletic careers brought to a close with the loss. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

In what turned out to be somewhat of a defensive battle right to the very end on the scoreboard, the Waukon baseball team had its 2020 season brought to an end in the opening round of the Class 2A District 6 Tournament Monday, July 13. In a game played at New Hampton against a combined team from Sumner-Fredericksburg and Tripoli High Schools (SFT), the game came right down to the final play, which ended up being a one-out game-winning single with the bases full of Cougars to bring the baseball Tribe’s season to a halt with a 2-1 loss.

The baseball Indians finished their season with a 2-12 overall record that included a 2-10 mark among Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) opponents to leave the Tribe in sixth place in the final NEIC standings, just ahead of Oelwein’s 1-11 NEIC record. Sumner-Fredericksburg/Tripoli went on to also edge out fellow Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) squad Crestwood, 3-2, in the district quarterfinals Tuesday, July 14 before falling to yet another NEIC foe, New Hampton, Saturday, July 18 by a 10-0 final result to have their season ended, with New Hampton moving on to the Substate 3 championship game to face second-rated North Linn Tuesday, July 21.

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