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With sweep of Indians, Comets close in on NEIC softball title

With sweep of Indians, Comets close in on NEIC softball title
Press photo by John Burbridge
Charles City freshman Edie Collins steals a base as Decorah shortstop Jasera Tweten attempts to corral the throw during Monday’s NEIC game, which the Comets won 7-0. The Comets will host the Vikings again next Thursday (July 11) in the Class 4A-Region 5 quarterfinals.

Press Staff Report

WAUKON — Charles City rallied for 5 runs in the top of the 12th inning to finally defeat a stubborn Waukon Indians team 15-10 in the first game of Wednesday’s rescheduled Northeast Iowa Conference softball doubleheader, then completed the sweep with a 19-4 victory called after six innings in the second game.

The wins improved the Comets’ records to 23-4 overall and 12-1 in the NEIC where Charles City sits atop with (as of July 4) a few more wins in the victory column than Waverly-Shell Rock, which also has one league loss — the Comets and Go-Hawks split in a doubleheader at Charles City on June 18 for each of the teams’ NEIC setbacks.

The Comets are scheduled to play the Go-Hawks Monday at Waverly to complete the regular-season series. Charles City is also scheduled to host Crestwood on Tuesday in a rescheduled game to close out the regular season with a NEIC title likely on the line.

On Thursday, Charles City will host Decorah in the Class 4A-Region 5 quarterfinal. Waverly-Shell Rock is also in the bracket, as well as Class 4A No. 8-ranked Western Dubuque and No. 12-ranked Clear Creek-Amana.

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