Jayettes drop pair to ranked teams at tourney

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Taylor Atwell defends second base and Cassidy Heck first base for the Jayettes.


BOONE — The Perry softball team faced a tough chore at Saturday’s Boone tourney — deal with Class 3A No. 2 Humboldt before battling Class 2A No. 3 Ogden.

First up for the Jayettes (1-8) was the challenge of the Wildcats (9-1) in a game played at the DMACC diamond. Humboldt held only a 2-0 lead after single runs in each of their first two at-bats, but five runs in the fifth widened the gap.

Ogden (9-2) proved as difficult to handle, grabbing a 7-0 lead after three frames en route to a 7-1 win in six innings at Creasman Field, the home diamond for Boone.

Jayna Kenney started in the ring for Perry. She allowed six runs on eight hits while striking out one in four innings. Maci Tunink tossed three frames of relief. She yielded a run on five hits and a walk while registering one strikeout.

Kenney had a single and a double, Macy Killmer two singles and Molly Lutmer a base hit to account for the Perry offense.

Ellie Jacobsen was dominant in the ring, striking out 12 and issuing no walks in collecting the win. She helped her own cause with a single and a double.

Mady Lange hit a home run and a single and drove in three runs, with Carlie Thompson adding a single to a pair of doubles.

Meredith Adreon allowed an unearned run on five hits and walk in picking up the win for Ogden in six innings of work. She finished with five strikeouts.

Jenna Palmer had two singles and Gabby Ross a double for the Bulldogs, with Adreon having three hits, drawing a walk and scoring twice.

Tunink started and went 2-1/3 innings. She allowed six runs (three earned) on three hits, with Kenney surrendering an unearned run on three hits in 2-2/3 frames. Tunink walked three and hit one batter, with Kenney walking one and hitting one. Both recorded a single strikeout.

Kenney, Killmer, Maci Tunink, Cassidy Heck and Lydia Olejniczak all had base hits for Perry, with Olejniczak also hit by a pitch. Olejniczak scored the sole Jayette run.

Perry hosts Carlisle Monday, visits Bondurant-Farrar Wednesday and then returns home to entertain Ballard Thursday.

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