Waukon baseball team pulls out 4-3 home win over Turkey Valley, falls in pair of narrow NEIC home battles, 6-4 and 4-3, vs. Decorah

Reaching out for the out ... Waukon baseball senior first baseman Shawn Martin reaches for the incoming baseball to record an out before this Turkey Valley baserunner reaches the bag in the Indians’ 4-3 home win over the Trojans Monday, June 17. In addition to recording six put-outs and two assists on defense, Martin was also one-for-three at the plate, scoring the game’s first run and recording one of his assists as the game’s final out. 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 played just three games this past week and had just one of those three narrow battles end up in the win column to currently hold a season record of 6-14 that includes a mark of 3-11 in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play. The diamond Tribe opened the week with a 4-3 home win over Turkey Valley Monday, June 17 before falling in two hard-fought battles at home against Decorah Wednesday, June 19 by scores of 6-4 in nine innings and 4-3. Due to unforeseen circumstances, details of those Wednesday games against Decorah will be printed in the July 3 edition of The Standard.

The Indians were next scheduled to host Charles City Monday, June 24 and MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 26 before playing at New Hampton Friday, June 28. They will then play at Crestwood Monday, July 1 before hosting North Fayette Valley Tuesday, July 2 and Oelwein Wednesday, July 3 to wrap up their regular season. Postseason tournament play begins for the Indians Saturday, July 6 at home against Postville.

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