Pair of 10-0 final results end Waukon baseball team’s regular season with loss to West Delaware, begin postseason tournament trail with win over Postville

Three-hit shut-out victory ... Waukon baseball freshman pitcher Jack O’Neill fires a pitch toward home plate in the Indians’ 10-0 win in five innings at home over Postville Saturday, July 10 in the opening round of Class 2A district tournament play. O’Neill allowed just three hits and struck out five batters without any free passes. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon baseball team both ended its regular season and opened its postseason this past week, both of those games ending in 10-0 results in five innings and the diamond Tribe ending up on each end of that results spectrum. The Indians brought their regular season to a close with a 10-0 loss to West Delaware in five innings Tuesday, July 6 in a game played at the Mt. Mercy University baseball field in Cedar Rapids but reversed that fortune in opening Class 2A District 8 Tournament play with a 10-0 home win in five innings over Postville Saturday, July 10.

The week’s split leaves the Indians with a 14-15 season record that includes a final 6-12 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play that places them fifth in the final NEIC standings. The first-round district win over Postville advanced the Indians to the District 8 semifinals at Jesup against Waterloo Columbus Tuesday, July 13, with that winner advancing to the Saturday, July 17 District 8 championship game to play against the winner of the Jesup vs. North Fayette Valley semifinals match-up. That District 8 Champion will then play in the Substate 4 championship game Tuesday, July 20 against either Dike-New Hartford, Union, Denver or Aplington-Parkersburg for the right to play in the Class 2A State Tournament in Carroll.

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