Waukon baseball team has season brought to a close with 5-0 loss at fourth-rated Dyersville Beckman in game shortened by stormy weather

Hauling in an out ... Waukon baseball senior left fielder Hunter O’Neill looks in a fly ball for an out in the Indians’ 5-0 loss in the semifinal round of the Class 2A District Tournament at fourth-rated Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, July 5. O’Neill reached base one time on a fielder’s choice in the contest, and he hauled in three fly balls for outs in his final game in a Waukon baseball uniform. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon baseball team had its 2022 season brought to a close earlier than it wanted to - both in the overall season aspect as well as in the final game it played. The diamond Tribe traveled to Class 2A fourth-rated Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, July 5 and played the highly-regarded Blazers to just a 5-0 result through the Indians’ fifth-inning at-bats before lightning and stormy weather forced officials to call the game due to weather concerns, with rules stating that a game played through the fifth-inning at-bats of the team not leading on the scoreboard can be declared an official game, with that ruling bringing the Indians’ 2022 campaign to a close with the 5-0 loss.

The loss brings the Indians’ 2022 campaign to a close with a 15-17 overall record that includes a mark of 7-13 that placed the baseball Tribe fifth in the six-team final Northeast Iowa Conference standings. Dyersville Beckman went on to defeat Monticello, 6-4, Saturday, July 9 to advance to the Class 2A Substate 4 championship game Tuesday, July 12 against Jesup, with that winner advancing on to the Class 2A State Tournament.

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