Perry’s softball team put an exclamation point to the regular season with a 4-0 victory over the Pella Dutch (6-25).
At Pella, the Jayettes (24-10), led by starting pitcher Emma Olejniczak, shut down the home team early while at the plate. The offense needed just a handful of runs to record a non-conference victory.
In her complete game shutout, Olejniczak mowed down 12 batters, giving up just one hit and walking none. The win gave her 21 for the season to just 10 losses.
Rachel Kinney, Jayettes’ right fielder, led her squad with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate. Her lead off single in the fourth inning and then stolen base allowed her to score the team’s second run of the game with an Olejniczak’s single.
In the sixth inning the Jayettes Grace Stewart drew a walk, Slugger and Perry’s shortstop Johanna Diw smacked a triple that scored Stewart.
A batter later second basemen Sidney Vancil’s groundout allowed Diw to score and gave the team a little more breathing room.
It was another good season in the eyes of the Jayettes’ head coach Tina Kenney who was proud of what her team did this year despite somewhat of a tough schedule.
“We had a solid season, especially considering how strenuous the season is playing seven or eight games every week through June,” she said.
The team is off from any competitive action until July 8, when they play at home versus the winner of Waverly-Shellrock and Webster City