Perry squeaks by Bondurant-Farr

Cesar J ToledoSports

The Perry Bluejays (9-16, 5-7) squeaked out a 9-8 road win against third place conference rival the Bondurant-Farrar Bluejays (18-9, 8-6).

On June 29, Perry came within a run of relinquishing their lead and receiving another conference loss. The team held strong and halted any chances of that narrative playing out.

Perry’s offense crossed the plate twice in the first to take an early 2-0 lead. The host managed to tie the game in the bottom half.

In the second, Perry added another couple runs for a 4-0 lead, which they never surrendered. In the second, their pitching staff held the home team scoreless.

Perry’s bats came alive in the third when multiple hits lead to a five run inning and a 9-2 advantage.

Bondurant-Farrar responded with a run in the bottom half and closed the gap at 9-7 with two runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth.

The road team’s pitching staff wielded their magic as they kept the host scoreless in the sixth. The lead dwindled to 9-8 after Bondurant-Farrar scored a run but the pitching staff quelled the comeback scenario.

Perry’s nine runs came off 10 hits against the home team’s starting pitcher Brandon Johnson.

Bluejay Kyle Nevitt led the team in hits with a perfect 3 for 3 evening including a run scored and two RBIs.

Both Brandon Kenyon and Adan Medina finished 2 for 4. Medina scored a run and stole three bases. Kenyon drove in a run and scored twice.

Janier Puente, Kaleb Olejniczak, Alexis Garrido and Alex Long each contributed a hit. Puente belted a two run homer. Garrido and Olejniczak combined for two RBIs.

Puente, who got the start, earned the win in his four inning performance where he allowed five runs-four earned- off six hits, fanning one and walking three.

He was replaced by Long in the fifth. Long tossed the rest of the way giving up three runs- none earned- off a hit and walking three.

On June 30, the team plays host conference foe the Ballard Bombers.