The Perry Jayettes (18-10) left their mark in Decorah this past weekend as they dominated all three of their opponents including the tournament championship against Decorah High School.
On June 25, the Jayettes’ offense exploded for a combined 33 runs while their defense allowed just a mere run in three games that culminated in a lopsided tournament victory.
Perry’s Emma Olejniczak and Brooke Huntington were named all tourney.
In game one, the road Jayettes allowed the Waukon High School Indians one run in their final inning after the road team belted out 11 runs in 14 hits for the win.
Jayette starting pitcher Sidney Vancil fanned down four batters in five innings allowing no earned runs, walked two and gave up three hits. She was also went 2 for 4 with two singles.
Perry opened up their scoring in the second when Olejniczak scored an inside the park homerun. Olejniczak went 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs.
In the third, the Jayettes Johanna Diw took a page out of Olejniczak’s book with her own inside the park homer. Vancil then singled and then scored when Alyssa Kruger smacked an RBI double.
The runs continued when Rachel Kinney brought home Kruger on and RBI ground-out. A batter later, Maddy Jans connected for a double that sent Olejniczak home.
After Huntington walked and Maddie West was hit by a pitch, Gabby West struck a two RBI single, which extended the lead to 7-0.
It was 8-0 after four and the Jayettes pushed it to 11-0 in the fifth when Diw’s single sent Huntington and Maddie to home plate. Diw advanced to second on Gabby’s sacrifice bunt and then Kruger brought in Diw on a single.
In game two the Jayettes made minced meat of the Kee High School Hawks with a 10-0 victory.
Olejniczak got the starting nod and impressed with 12 strike-pits while walking one and fave up just two hits.
Perry scored a run in the first and an inning later added another six runs in the third for a commanding 7-0 lead. It was 8-0 until the top of the sixth when the Jayettes scored two times. The win put them in a championship bout vs host Decorah HS.
Diw led the game with a 3 for 3 performance with two doubles and four runs scored. Huntington went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBIs.
Kruger and Kinney had two hits each and a combined four RBIs. Both Maddie and Gabby contributed a hit each with an RBI from Maddie.
In the championship match-up, Olejniczak simply controlled the flow with a overpowering no hit performance. She fanned down 14, walked one to earn her second win of the afternoon.
Perry scored early with three runs in the first, two in the second, two in third, one in the fifth, and four runs in the top of the sixth for the 12-0 championship win.
Head coach Tina Kenny was proud of her team’s execution and how her hitters used what they’ve learned on the playing field.
“Girls hit really well and did a great job of transferring from practices this week,” she said. “Pitchers threw great. The team had a lot of fun.”
Both Vancil and Kruger had two hits a piece. Vancil had a double three RBIs and a stolen base. Kruger also had a double and three RBIs.
Diw, Kinney,Huntington, Gabby and Victoria Hegstrom each had a hit and combined for four RBIs. Olejniczak and Jans scored two runs each, and Maddie scored a run.
The team will look to extend their winning streak when they host the Carlisle Wildcats on June 27.