Bluejays fall to Nevada in season’s final home game

Sean Cordy - Sports
Alex Morales runs to first base after a hit during a 2019 home game.

After a rousing senior night midweek, Perry (0-22) took to its home field for the last time this season on Friday, July 12 to host Nevada (6-20). Unfortunately, after falling behind in the early innings, the Bluejays drew a 5-2 loss to the Cubs.

Nevada drew two runs out of the gate and by the third inning, took a 3-0 lead. Perry responded in kind with a run from Conner Kenyon but another two-run inning from the opposing dugout cleared that progress from the fourth frame. The Bluejays did find another run in the sixth inning from Kato Dougan but were in too late for a comeback.

Dougan scored for the third consecutive game, matching his season-best streak. Kenyon grabbed his second, and while it refreshed his run counter, he also extended his hitting streak to four games

Once again, seven was the Bluejays’ magic number. After grabbing seven hits against Kuemper Catholic the day before, they found went 7-for-24 against the Cubs. Within that, Perry tied its season-high of three doubles, with seniors Kaleb Olejniczak, Avery Meister, and Conner Kenyon making their way to second.

Meister was on the mound for all seven innings allowing three earned runs and struck out four batters. For the first time this season, he also didn’t send through any walks. The Cubs only grabbed six hits as well.

Perry will close its regular season on the road at Pella (9-21) before the start of substate visiting Ballard (22-6) on Friday, July 19.