It’s been a busy week for Perry’s softball team who’ve recently played three straight where they finished with a 2-1 overall record but 1-1 in the Raccoon River Conference (RRC).
Thursday, June 8, on the road at Ballard, the Jayettes (9-4, 4-3) dropped a close 2-1 contest to conference foe Bombers (14-2, 6-0).
The Jayettes struck first with a quick run in the top of the first only to have the Bombers strike back in the bottom half to tie the game at one a piece. In the third inning the Bombers scored the game’s eventual winning run.
It was a tough loss for the Jayettes who were coming off a two game winning streak where they outscored their opponents 17-5.
“We had people in scoring position all night,” Tina Kenny, Jayettes’ head coach said. “Just couldn’t get the hit when we needed it.”
In the loss Perry’s Emma Olejniczak recorded her 1,000th strikeout as a Jayettes after fanning 10 batters. She gave up just four hits and 2-runs (1-earned).
Teammate Johanna Diw, scored the team’s lone one when she belted a solo home run. Rachel Kinney and Gabby West led the squad each with two hits.
The day before against the Lady Jays (4-10, 0-5) of Bondurant-Farrar, the Jayettes squeezed out a 4-2 victory when they scored an insurance run in the top of the ninth.
After the home team walked two straight batters, Jayettes’ designated hitter Adrianna Eastman smacked an RBI double , which gave her team a little more breathing room.
Olejniczak recorded her ninth win of the season. In her complete game victory she allowed just five hits, walked one and struck out 12.
It was the second road win in as many days for the Jayettes who earned another victory on June 6, against the Greene County Rams (3-10).
Perry’s offense tagged the Ram’s pitching for 13 runs while Jayette starting pitcher Emma Olejniczak gave up three unearned runs on four hits in five innings while fanning seven.
Shortstop Diw led all hitters at the plate with a 4-for-4 performance. She finished with a home run, a double, two singles, three RBIs and four runs scored.
There wasn’t any time for rest for these Jayette players who were back on the diamond Friday and Saturday for a 2-day tournament hosted by the Woodward-Granger Hawks.
A big congratulations to Kenny who earned her 100th Jayette win on June 1, when the team defeated the Boone Toreadors, 3-0.