Bluejays winless at Atlantic
The Bluejays’ losing streak stretched to six games after falling to Treynor and Atlantic at Saturday’s contests.
On June 11, the Perry Bluejays baseball team (4-11) traveled over an hour for two separate games versus the Treynor Cardinals (11-2) and the host Atlantic Trojans (10-4).
It was a rough start to the road trip as the Bluejays were grounded 7-5 by the Trojans in game one of the afternoon.
The Cardinals were in the driver’s seat early with a 3-0 lead in the first. The Bluejays fought back in the next three innings to erase the deficit and put themselves up one run at 4-3.
In the fourth, the Cardinals’ two runs gave them a 5-3 advantage that turned to two runs when they scored another run in the top of the fifth for the 6-4 lead.
The Bluejays closed the gap to 6-5 with a run in the bottom of the fifth. It would be as close as Perry would come as they failed to snatch the victory.
At the plate, Bluejay Janier Puente was a perfect 4 for 4 with two home runs, a double, three RBIs and three runs scored.
Teammate Kaleb Olejniczak had two hits and drove in a run. Kade VanKirk, Adan Medina and Gavin Boyer each had a hit.
It wasn’t a close game two affair with the host Trojans who clipped the Bluejays feathers in an 11-5 contest.
Perry was up 1-0 early but the home team erased the lead with seven runs in four innings. The Bluejays closed within five only to see the Trojans add another four in the bottom half of the fifth.
In the sixth, the road team battled for three more runs but were shutout in the seventh for their 11th loss this season.
The team will look to snap their losing streak at home this Wednesday against conference rival the ADM Tigers.