Waukon baseball team ends regular season with four final losses, begins postseason tournament with 8-3 home win over Starmont

Waukon baseball sophomore pitcher Levi McGeough lets loose with a pitch in the Indians’ first-round Class 2A District Tournament victory at home over Starmont, 8-3, Saturday, July 8. McGeough secured the pitching win with 10 strikeouts and just one walk while also going two-for-four at the plate with a bases-loaded triple that drove in a team-high three runs in the contest. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team played the spectrum this week, ending its regular season with four final losses this past week before beginning postseason tournament play with a victory. That final four-game slide began with a pair of mercy-rule losses at Class 2A top-rated New Hampton by scores of 11-1 and 13-3, both in five innings, Monday, July 3. That trend continued at Crestwood Wednesday, July 5 with a 9-2 loss before the Tribe’s regular season came to a close with a 13-7 defeat at home against South Winneshiek Thursday, July 6 in a rescheduled championship game from the Jeff Houg Tournament that was rained out from June 24. Completion of the regular season gave way to a first-round Indian victory, 8-3, at home Saturday, July 8 over Starmont in the first round of Class 2A District Tournament play.

The Indians’ regular season came to a close with a 6-22 overall record that included a 1-17 mark that placed the Indians seventh in the final Northeast Iowa Conference standings for the fourth consecutive season. The first-round district tournament win improves that season mark to 7-22 and advanced the Indians to a Tuesday, July 11 district semifinals match-up at 7 p.m. at Class 2A seventh-rated Dyersville Beckman, the winner of that game advancing to the district championship game Saturday, July 15, again at Dyersville. Further details of postseason possibilities are printed in the shaded box elsewhere on this same Sports page in the print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

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