It was a 50-50 split for Perry’s baseball team at the Bluejays (1-4, 1-1) latest Raccoon River Conference matchups.
In their latest home match on Thursday, May 31, the Bluejays fell 7-2 to the Boone Toreadors (6-1, 3-0).
It was a close ball game early on as the two squads exchanged runs during the first two innings, with both teams adding a run in the first inning.
In the top of the second, the Toreadors added another two runs while the home team countered with a lone run in the bottom of the inning.
The 3-2 Perry deficit increased by one after the visiting team padded their lead when they scored in the top of the third.
Perry sophomore Keghan West kept pace with the one loss Toreadors as he pitched three straight scoreless innings.
West threw six innings where he gave up four earned runs on five hits, walked two and struck out five. Fellow sophomore Kato Dougan came on in relief in the seventh.
In his only inning of work, Dougan gave up three earned runs on two hits with a walk and zero strikeouts.
It was a better result for the Bluejays on Wednesday May 30, when they recorded their first win this season.
At home against the Carroll Tigers (1-4, 0-1) the Bluejays found themselves down 3-1 after one inning.
The Tigers 4-1 lead turned into a 5-4 advantage for the home team when the Bluejays added four runs in the bottom of the fourth. They increased the one run lead to three with their final two runs the following inning.
Kaleb Olejniczak, Perry junior, smacked his first home run this season. Teammate, senior Gavin Boyer, led the squad with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate. West led the team in RBIs with two.