Bluejays late surge falls short against Carroll, receive substate pairing

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Perry head coach Austin Daniels meets with the team during a 2019 home game. PHOTO BY SEAN CORDY/THE PERRY CHIEF

The window is closing on the regular season and Carroll (11-11) didn’t make it easier on Perry (0-28) on Monday, July 1 as the Tigers ran to a 13-3 win over the Bluejays.

Over in five innings, Carroll stormed to 10 runs after two innings, cycling through the order twice to outpace the Bluejays. Though, it wasn’t a complete wash at the plate for Perry.

Last time against the Tigers, Perry put up just one run and allowed a number of perfect innings. After the first three batters on Monday recorded outs, that trend looked to continue until Conner Kenyon broke through following a stolen base and an Alex Morales RBI double.

From that point on, the game’s balanced tipped toward the Perry dugout as it would get at least one man on base each inning the rest of the way. Kaleb Olejniczak and Kato Dougan put up two more runs in the fifth inning to keep the game alive at 11-3 but were matched by two more Tiger runs in the bottom frame to end the game.

Perry will close its three-game road trip at Winterset on Wednesday.

On Monday, the Bluejays received their postseason assignment and will travel to Ballard on July 19 at 7 p.m. for the first round in the Class 3A Substate 2 District 3 bracket.