Perry’s midgame surge at Boone not enough in road trip

Sean Cordy - Correspondent
Perry softball players meet on the mound during an away contest on June 22. PHOTO BY SEAN CORDY/THE PERRY CHIEF

Through two innings, it was anyone’s game but the final score put Boone (3-5) over Perry (0-6) in a 10-3 road loss for the Jayettes on June 25.

The first two innings were as close as possible as both teams’ first six batters left without getting on base. That same pattern extended into the third inning for Perry as Boone’s Emily Ades struck out two Jayettes to keep her shutout rolling.

Boone’s bats had other ideas in mind as the Toreadors ran through their order with 10 plate appearances spurred by five runs to plant their flag first. Jayna Kenney’s first strikeout of the night wasn’t enough to keep Boone from running wild.

Something was in the air for that brief time frame as the Jayettes responded with three runs, pushing through Lydia Olejniczak, Kenney and Kennedy Tunink from the top of the order before three of the next four batters were sent packing.

The rest played out in Boone’s favor, only allowing three more Jayettes on base the rest of the night, ultimately left stranded while the Toreadors put up seven more runs. Maci Tunink came in to take over Perry’s pitching duties midway through the sixth inning and logged three outs against four batters faced.

This is the second time in the past five games that Boone has posted double digit runs. Meanwhile, the Jayettes’ production at the plate was a rise from Monday’s shutout and Wednesday’s 13-2 loss at Carroll.

Up Next: Madrid (Friday)

The Jayettes return to Perry after four games on the road. The Tigers have held similar losses this season with an 0-7 record, most recently a 11-0 shutout against Southeast Warren.