Inaugural Perry Alumni Softball Game set for Sunday

The current Perry softball team will, with the public, be able to watch "those who went before" play in the inaugural Perry Softball Alumni Game at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The rosters are in, the coaches named and the weather appears promising for Sunday’s inaugural Perry Alumni Softball Game.

The game, which will begin at 3 p.m., will be played at Paul and Mary Ann Graves Diamond in Pattee Park, which served for years as the home field for the Jayettes. All funds raised by concessions at the game and from entry fees and donations will be used for the purchase of a new scoreboard at the diamond.

Saturday’s Paul and Mary Ann Graves Tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Perry Athletic Complex. All alumni will be admitted free. Perry will face IKM in the first game, with Interstate-35 battling Van Meter in the second game. The consolation game will begin at 1 p.m. and the championship at 2:45 p.m. Alumni will be introduced before the start of the championship contest.

All current PGSA and Perry high school players are invited to bring their glove to Sunday’s alumni game as they will have a chance to play in the field in the last inning. The public is, of course, invited to attend.

Those scheduled to play, listed by their graduating class, are: Joelle Miner, Lila Davis Robb, Cheri Scheib and Lori Rausch Seeley , all Class of 1974; Shannon McDevitt Schuhardt (’76), Pam Clay Ballard (’78), Angela Hollar Mortoza (’87), Holly Vancil Petersen (’88), Kerri Killmer (’92), Katherine Vancil (’93), Andrea Menz Tunink (’97), Sarah Kautzky Iben and Lisa Lundstrom (both ’98), Krystal Kanaely Bell and Kelly Scheib (both 2003), Breck Heldt Menz and Cherie Menz Welch (both ’04), Alex Fellom (’10), Katie Walsh (’12), Julie Diw and Lindsey Kunch (both ’14) and Katelyn Whelchel (’15).

Appearing but not playing will be: Shelley Boorn (’90), Tina Kautzky Kenney (’94) and Jennifer Graves Huyck, Annette Graves Menz and Katie Shimon Moon (class n/a).

Jason Olejniczak and Mike Jorgenson will serve as coaches.

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