Softball: Tournament Champions

Cesar J ToledoSports ReporterCtoledo@theperrychief.com

The Perry Jayettes (14-8) swept away the competition and captured this past weekend’s Kiwanis Roland Story softball tournament.

In four games the Jayettes’ offense outscored their opponents 23-3. Emma Olejniczak, Johanna Diw and Sidney Vancil were named to the All-Tournament team.

Olejniczak earned four consecutive victories bringing her record to 14-7. She struck-out 35, allowed 20 hits and walked just five.

Vancil finished with a tournament high eight RBIs, while Diw reached base in all four games. Diw batted 8 for 15 for a .533 average.

In game one against the host Roland-Story Norsemen (6-10), the Jayettes waited until the final three innings to snatch the 2-0 victory.

Olejniczak pitched the complete game, Diw led everyone with two hits and an RBI with Vancil accounting for the team’s second score.

Alyssa Kruger, Brooke Huntington and Gabby West each finished with a hit.

Perry scored two runs early against the South Hamilton Hawks (10-8). The Jayettes extended a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth with two more runs for a 4-1 win.

Rachel Kinney, Maddie West and Gabby tied each other with two hits a piece. Diw, Olejniczak and Maddy Jans combined for another three hits. Gabby led the team with three RBIs with Diw accounting for the other run.

The Jayettes scored four runs in the top of the seventh for a 5-2 win versus the Mount Vernon Mustangs (19-5).

It was a scoreless game until the top of the sixth as the Jayettes erased a 0-0 nil when Diw’s single advanced Vancil to second who eventually scored on a Mustang passed ball.

The Jayettes opened up the seventh with back-to-back singles by Olejniczak and Jans. Huntington drew a walk and Olejniczak crossed home when Diw reached base on a throwing error. Vancil extended the lead with as three run double.

In their final match, Perry dominated the Gilbert Tigers (5-12) to a tune of 12-0. The Jayettes scored in their first four innings and behind Olejniczak’s arm held the Tigers scoreless.

Diw led all hitters with a perfect 4-4 performance. She drove in three runs and scored four times. Vancil, Kruger, and Kinney had two hits each with Vancil driving in four. Jans, Huntington and Gabby finished each with a hit.

This Monday, June 20, the Jayettes take their five game winning streak to Winterset to face off against conference opponent, the Huskies.