WOODWARD — The hits kept coming and the runs kept scoring for Perry Thursday as the Jayettes overwhelmed host Woodward-Granger, 12-1, in five innings of non-conference softball.
Perry (2-12) received a triple from Lydia Olejniczak to open the game, but she was left stranded after three quick outs. It was the last time the Jayette bats were frustrated.
Molly Lutmer singled and Cassidy Heck walked in the second, with a sacrifice bunt from Petyon Tunink moving Lutmer and pinch runner Carly Herrera up a base. A strikeout threatened to leave both stranded, but Jasmine Shriver laced a two-run double for a 2-0 Perry lead.
W-G (5-13) also left a runner at third base in their first turn at the plate. Chloe Houge had walked and stolen second base before being stranded. Like Perry, the hosts found a way to cross the plate in their ensuing turn at the dish.
Bella McDivitt reached on an error and swiped second. She moved up on a passed ball, then sped home to score and cut the Hawk deficit to 2-1 when Brylee Bice lifted a sacrifice fly to center field.
Perry sent 14 batters to the plate to break the game open in the third. W-G center fielder Houge robbed Jayna Kenney of extra bases with a fine running catch to start the frame, but Kennedy Tunink, Macy Killmer and Molly Lutmer all singled to load the bases, with Heck drawing a walk to force in a run.
Peyton Tunink ripped a double to score two runs, with Shriver upping her RBI total to four with a two-run base hit as the guests streaked to a 7-1 lead. Olejniczak and Kenney tacked up run-scoring hits, with a double from Kennedy Tunink keeping the surge flowing.
That chased Hawk starter Rian Jamison, with Ava Petersen greeted by RBI-hits from Killmer and Lutmer to score courtesy runner Addison Huntington and Kennedy Tunink before a ground stopped the attack with Perry leading, 11-1.
Taylor Atwell singled and eventually scored on a RBI base knock from Olejniczak in the fourth to account for the final run of the game.
Olejniczak had a triple, two singles and two RBIs, with Kennedy Tunink adding a single and a double, Killmer two singles and Kenney one, with Atwell also tallying a hit. Shriver had a single and a double, as did Peyton Tunink, but Lutmer may have had the best night, finishing 4-for-4 with the stick in her hand.
Shriver had four RBIs, Peyton Tunink two RBIs and Kenney, Killmer, Lutmer and Heck one RBI apiece. Kennedy Tunink and Lutmer each scored twice, with Huntington, Killmer, Heck, Herrera, Shriver, Peyton Tunink and Hannah Peterson all scoring once while Heck walked twice.
Kenney allowed only a Houge single and a walk to Houge, with an error while McDivitt batted accounting for the only other W-G base runner. She finished with four strikeouts.
Jamison pitched 2-2/3 innings, yielding 11 runs on 11 hits and two walks while fanning three. Peterson went 2-1/3 frames in relief, surrendering a run on six hits and a walk.
Perry faces Class 1A No. 1 Collins-Maxwell (15-1) tonight at the PAC in their home finale. The lone loss for the Spartans was a 5-4 setback to 4A No. 1 Carlisle early in the season. Senior ace hurler Mikayla Houge has 133 strikeouts against just seven walks and 21 hits in 72-1/3 innings of work.
W-G finished their regular season with the loss. The Hawks will host AC/GC July 15 in Class 2A Region 2 action. The winner plays either sixth-ranked Mt. Ayr or Nodaway Valley, in Mt. Ayr, July 17. The Region 2 Final will be played July 20 at a site to be determined, with all regional games to begin at 7 p.m.