It was a tough go last week for Perry’s baseball team as the Bluejays were unsuccessful in their search for back to back wins.
On June 15, the Bluejays (5-11, 3-4) were dealt a tough home loss with a 17-2 defeat at the hands of the Saydel Eagles (9-1).
The visiting team got on the Bluejays early when they opened up the game with four runs off starting pitcher Janier Puente.
In the bottom half, the home team cut their deficit to just three runs, which stayed that way after two full innings.
Unfortunately for the Bluejays, the Eagles swooped in for another four runs in the third inning and capped off the evening the following inning with nine more runs.
Puente ended his night after three innings of work where he gave up eight runs (7 earned), on seven hits, with three walks and two strikeouts.
Teammate and relief pitchers Adan Medina and Aaron Lockwood tossed the final inning. Medina was tagged for nine runs (8 earned), with a walk and a strikeout.
Offensively the Bluejays managed five hits on 17 at bats. Puente scored a run on a solo at bat and left fielder Kaleb Olejniczak was credited with the team’s other run.
The night before the team was riding high after blowing out their longtime Raccoon River Conference nemesis, the A-D-M Tigers (11-6,3-5).
At Adel the Bluejays only needed six innings to come away with a 15-3 win.
Kyle Nevitt, Perry’s starting pitcher, earned the win after working four innings, giving up all three runs on four hits, walking four and fanning another four.
Olejniczak and left fielder Brandon Kenyon led the squad in hits with three a piece. Olejniczak scored three times and finished the game with two RBIs and a stolen base. Kenyon scored a run, tallied three RBIs and had two stolen bases.
After allowing three runs in the first, Perry cut the Tigers’ lead to just two runs in the top of the second.
The Bluejays then tied the game in the fourth and exploded for seven runs in the fifth and another five in the sixth.