A Raccoon River Conference duel left the Perry Bluejays (5-12, 3-5) on the wrong side of the winner's circle.
This past Monday at Perry High School the visiting Winterset Huskies (7-9, 3-5) snuck in some late runs that proved to be the difference in the Bluejays' 6-5 loss.
Perry's three pitchers, Adan Medina, Janier Puente, and Austin Carpenter did their best to wrap up the contest in their team's favor.
The trio had some room to work with as the home team drew first with a run in the first inning, another in the second and then scored in the fourth to take a 3-1 lead.
In the top of the fifth, the Huskies overtook their host after posting four runs. The Bluejays responded in the bottom half with a run to cut the deficit to just 5-4.
Once again the Huskies increased their lead to two runs when they added an insurance run in the top of the sixth.
The Bluejays were unable to score in the sixth and attempted a comeback when they cut the Huskies lead to one in the bottom of the seventh. It would be the last run of the night with Perry recording the final out.
It will be a busy end of the week for the Bluejays who play tonight at home versus the Carroll Tigers. They host the Boone Toreadors tomorrow night and travel to Knoxville this Friday to take on the Panthers.