There is no rest for the weary as Perry’s softball team competed in five straight games in the past two days where they finished with a 3-2 record.
The Jayettes (18-6) latest win came on June 17, in Story City against the host Norsemen (10-8).
At the two day tournament the Jayettes finished off their last opponent with a 3-0 victory.
Emma Olejniczak, Perry’s starting pitcher, added another 10 strikeouts to her Jayette career. In the complete game win she allowed just six hits and zero walks.
At the plate, Perry’s right fielder Rachel Kinney led everyone in bits with a 3-for-4 performance. She finished the contest with an RBI and a double. Adriana Eastman (DH) and Gabby West were second on the team in hits with two each.
Earlier that day the Jayettes posted their first shutout of the tournament when they blanketed the Gilbert Tigers (1-13) in a 14-0 victory.
Perry’s Sidney Vancil got the start and with the help of the offense needed just three innings to get the job done. She allowed just two hits, no walks and struck out two.
Both Eastman and shortstop Johanna Diw finished 3-for-3 at the plate. Eastman recorded 4 RBIs and a solo home run in the third.
Saturday’s games proved to be a nice turnaround for the team who took a pair of games on the chin with back to back losses on Friday.
For four innings the Jayettes and South Hamilton Hawks (12-7) played a close 1-1 ball game. In the fifth the Hawks broke the tie with the eventual winning run.
The Hawks only managed two hits but the Jayettes squandered multiple opportunities to advance runners. We left seven runners on base, according to Perry’s head coach Tina Kenney.
Diw accounted for her team’s only when she belted a solo home run in the first inning. She finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
The Jayettes suffered a similar fate earlier that day after the Comets of North Polk (13-8) defeated Perry 4-1.
Just like in the Hawks’ game, the Jayettes failed to capitalize on their scoring opportunities only this time according to Kenney, the team stranded eight runners.
Olejniczak racked up another nine strikeouts in six innings of work. She gave up 3-earned runs on seven hits and walked one.
Diw added her first home run of the tournament when she belted a solo in the seventh inning, which avoided the shutout.
Perry’s five game journey began with a home win on June 15, against the Saydel Eagles (10-9).
The home team wasted no time in getting on the board. They scored two in the second and another three in the third while Olejniczak allowed an unearned run in the top of the third.
It was another strikeout filled night for Olejniczak who fanned 15 batters, walked one and gave up three hits in seven innings.