Olejniczak’s no hitter leads team at Tournament
Perry’s Emma Olejniczak set an early tone after she tossed a no-hitter in game one of Saturday’s home varsity tournament.
In Perry the Jayettes (5-4, 1-3) shelled their two visitors for a combined 12 runs on their way to a 2-0 afternoon against the Van Meter Bulldogs (7-2, 4-1) and IKM-Manning Wolves (5-2).
Olejniczak got the nod for both games and was a walk away from perfect a game vs. the Wolves. She fanned 14 batters gave up the lone walk in the home team’s 3-0 victory.
Teammate Rachel Kinney went two for three with a run scored. Sidney Vancil had a double with two RBI’s and Maddie West finished one for two.
In their second game, the Jayettes put up 13 runs to The Bulldogs six and completed the afternoon undefeated.
Once again Olejniczak got the start. She struck out three and walked two.
Van Meter jumped out in front early with back-to-back runs in the first and second to take the 2-0 lead. The Jayettes countered in the fourth with a five run inning.
Kinney, Vancil, Alyssa Kruger, Victoria Hegstrom, Brooke Huntington and Johanna Diw took turns swatting everything the Bulldog pitcher threw.
Hegstrom brought in two runs on a double and Vancil’s single added two more scores. Catcher TJ Sheehy scored another run in the inning after a Van Meter throwing error.
In the fifth inning, the Jayettes crossed home plate three more times to extend their lead to 8-2 with two innings remaining. Kruger led off with a double, followed by a Kinney RBI double and Huntington drove in Vancil with a single.
The Jayettes finished their scoring exhibition with one final run in the seventh when Vancil strolled to home plate on a West ground-out. Van Meter managed a four run seventh inning, but up three the Jayettes closed out the Bulldogs and claimed victory.
Perry ended the game with 13 hits and committed for zero defensive errors.
The girls will be back in action today when they travel to Carlisle to exchange swings with the Wildcats.