Bluejays bounce back after bad loss

Cesar J ToledoSports ReporterCtoledo@theperrychief.com
Bluejays bounce back after bad loss

A weather-shortened game on June 3rd, soaked up the host Tigers chances for a comeback as the visiting Bluejays earned a 5-3 conference victory.

At Adel, the Perry Bluejays (2-5, 2-1) jumped to an early lead against the ADM Tigers (2-4, 1-3), with three runs in the second inning to take a 3-0 lead.

The lead dwindled to just two when the home team responded with a run in the inning to cut the lead to 3-1 heading into the third. Perry answered back with another run in the top of the inning to push their lead back to three at 4-1.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Bluejays lead was cut to one when the Tigers fought back with two more runs. Heading into the fifth the score was 4-3 Perry.

The Bluejays extended their lead by two, 5-3, after another run creating a bit of breathing room. An inning later the game was called due to inclement weather. The bounce back win came off a lopsided home loss on June 2, against the Boone Toreadors.

A conference match-up between the Perry Bluejays (2-5, 2-1) and the Boone Toreadors (6-1, 3-0) turned ugly for the home team as they dropped the contest, 9-2.

Starting pitcher Janier Puente tossed four innings, striking out three and walking one. He gave up seven runs-five earned- off nine hits and recorded his first lost this season.

The Bluejays looked sharp in the first to take a 1-0 lead when Alex Long stole second base and Alexis Garrido smacked a single to left field advancing Long to third. Long strolled home on a Boone throwing error.

An inning later, Perry’s 1-0 lead vanished when the Toreadors scored two runs with only one out on consecutive hits. After a scoreless bottom of the fourth, the visitors put up another five runs on Puente to blow the game wide open and take a 7-1 lead.

In the fifth, Kade VanKirk relieved Puente. He pitched three innings giving up two runs on a solo hit while striking out one and walking one.

The Bluejays fought hard in the bottom of the fifth but only managed another run to cut the deficit to 7-2.

Offensively, the host team went 4 for 26 with Puente accounting for two and Kaleb Olejniczak recorded a single.

On Saturday, they partake in the Nodaway Valley Tournament in Greenfield. They are back on the mound on June 6, to take on the host Carlisle Wildcats.

*Stats will be updated as it arrives.