Jayettes send four onto All-Raccoon River Conference teams

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Peyton Tunink (left), Jayna Kenney (9), Macy Killmer (in mask), Lydia Olejniczak, Maci Tunink (14) and Taylor Atwell (3) visit in the Perry pitching circle before action begins during a game in Woodward. Kenney, Killmer, Olejniczak, and Tunink were all recently named all-conference players. Photo submitted.


A quartet of Perry players have earned all-conference honors from the Raccoon River Conference.

Junior pitcher Jayna Kenney was named to the All-RRC Second Team, as was sophomore shortstop Lydia Olejniczak, while junior catcher Peyton Tunink and junior third baseman Macy Killmer were placed on the honorable mention list.

Perry, coached by Tina Lutterman, finished 8-25 overall and 1-17 in RRC play. The conference has been considered the strongest in the state, regardless of class, for at least two decades. This year has again proven the strength of the league, with five of the 10 teams — Winterset, ADM, Carlisle, Boone, and North Polk reaching the 4A state tourney (Oskaloosa, Clear Creek-Amana, and Western Dubuque also qualified).

Kenney batted .346 (28-of-81) with 28 hits. She had 22 singles and six doubles, drove in a team-high 17 runs and scored nine times. Kenney finished 7-18 in the ring with 80 strikeouts.

Olejniczak hit .429 (39-of-91) from her lead-off spot in the lineup. Her hits included 28 singles, six doubles, three triples and two home runs. She drove in 11 runs, scored 26 times and was a sparkling 30-of-31 in stolen base attempts.

Tunink was .232 at the plate with 14 singles and a pair of doubles. She had eight RBIs and showed increased defensive proficiency, including throwing out seven would-be base stealers.

Killmer hit .193 with 16 RBIs and 12 runs scored. She was 8-of-9 while attempting to steal a base, and finished second on the team in drawing walks after earning 14 bases on balls.

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