Bluejays score two wins at tournament

Cesar J ToledoSports ReporterCtoledo@theperrychief.com

The Bluejays’ offense exploded at the Varsity tournament for a combined 21 runs against the Blazers and Wolverines.

At Greenfield, this past Saturday, the Perry Bluejays (4-5, 2-1), put on a hitting display that earned them two consecutive wins against the Iowa Christian Blazers (0-3) and the Nodaway Valley Wolverines (4-3).

Perry’s pitcher Kaleb Olejniczak got the starting nod against the Blazers. Olejniczak worked three innings allowing zero runs and one hit while striking-out two and walking one.

At the plate, he went 2 for 3 with a single, a triple, an RBI and three runs scored. He was relieved in the fourth by teammate Austin Carpenter.

Carpenter tossed the final two innings giving up a single hit, striking out five and allowing no runs. He went 1 for 2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.

As a team, the Bluejays tallied 13 runs off thirteen hits. They belted out four doubles and stole six bases.They scored seven runs in four innings and then opened it up in the fifth with six runs.

Janier Puente, Kade VanKirk, Brandon Kenyon and Olejniczak finished with a multi-hit game. Adan Medina, Alexis Garrido, Alex Long and Drew Levan each contributed a hit.

In their game against Nodaway Valley, the Bluejays never trailed after putting up four runs in the first three innings to take the ball game 5-3.

Perry opened up the scoring in the first with a run and followed in the second with a single run. In the third, they added two more runs to push the lead to 4-0.

The Wolverines battled back with three runs in the bottom of the third to cut their deficit to 4-3.

Garrido got the start and made the most of it with six strike outs in seven innings of work. He gave up those three earned runs off seven hits and walked just one. He helped his cause with an RBI single and a run scored.

In the seventh, the Bluejays added an insurance run that extended their lead. They blanketed their opponents in the bottom of the seventh to claim the 5-3 victory.

Puente led the team at the plate with a 4 for 4 day with two doubles, two singles, three RBI’s and two stolen bases.

Kyle Nevitt went 2 for 3 with a single, a double and a stolen base. Three other Bluejays combined for three more hits for the team total of 10.

The Bluejays will head to Carlisle today to take on confernce foe the Wildcats.