Season honors have started to arrive, and to no one’s surprise, several Perry Jayettes have been informed their efforts on the diamond have been recognized.
The Iowa Girls Coaches Association has named senior pitcher Emma Olejniczak and junior shortstop Jo Diw to the Class 4A West team.
Olejniczak was 23-10 in 214-1/3 innings in the ring. She issued only 32 walks and is second among all classes with 353 strikeouts, a total which leads 4A by over 80 sit-downs. Her 1.11 ERA is second-best in 4A among those with a minimum number of innings pitched.
Diw had a second consecutive blistering year at the plate, hitting .465 and boasting an impressive .929 slugging percentage. She had 59 hits, including 12 doubles, four triples and 13 home runs. Diw scored 43 runs, drove in 40 despite batting lead-off and swiped 16-of-19 bases.
All-District stats noted do not include Perry’s Regional Final against Carlisle.
Olejniczak and Diw were also named to the All-Raccoon River Conference First Team. Olejniczak was 8-6 in 91-1/3 innings, striking out 131 and walking 15. She finished RRC play with a 1.46 ERA and allowed opponents to hit just .178.
Diw had 18 hits and scored 15 runs while batting .391 with a .717 slugging percentage. She had three doubles, four home runs and 11 RBIs in RRC play and stole 7-of-9 bases.
Senior Rachel Kinney was an All-RRC Second Team choice. Kinney hit .261 with two doubles and 10 RBIs on 12 hits. She scored six runs and was safe on all five steal attempts.
Named as Honorable Mention choices were juniors Alyssa Kruger and Sid Vancil.
Kruger hit .268 with 11 runs and 11 hits, which included three doubles and a home run. She drove in six runs.
Vancil batted .347 with a double and 16 singles. She tallied 11 RBIs, scored nine times and stole 6-of-8 bases.
Perry, ranked in the Top 10 most of the season, finished 26-11 overall and 8-6 in conference play. All-RRC selections are based on statistics from conference play only, and the numbers provided are from RRC games alone.