Some baseball teams need all seven innings to record a victory. Perry’s baseball team did it in just four.
In a Raccoon River Conference battle last night at Perry, the Bluejays (5-13,4-5) cut the Carroll Tigers’(1-15, 0-8) visit short when the home team ousted their guests 17-2.
Alexis Garrido, the Bluejays’ starting pitcher along with Perry’s offensive explosion at the plate put together a solid performance.
Garrido tossed all four innings where he gave up the two earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out four.
Perry’s right fielder Janier Puente led the squad offensively with three hits on four at bats with an RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base.
After opening up the game with a run in the first inning, the Bluejays’ broke the 1-1 tie in the second with six runs.
The Tigers added their second run of the contest in the third inning before Perry’s bats exploded in the fourth and final inning for 10 runs.
Six Bluejays, Kyle Nevitt, Kaleb Olejniczak, Adan Medina, Austin Carpenter, Aaron Lockwood and Justin Stammer finished with two hits each.
Nevitt belted his first home run of the season and finished with a team leading six RBIs and two runs scored.
The win snapped the club’s 2-game losing streak. Tonight the Bluejays welcomed RRC rivals from Boone for a matchup versus the Toreadors.