Perry girls top Carroll, Boone, DM North; fall to Carlisle

Perry pitcher Emma Olejniczak hurls an offering to catcher Brooke Huntington against CB Lincoln at the W-G Classic earlier this season.

DES MOINES — The Perry softball team lifted their overall record to 13-16 with an 11-0 blanking of Des Moines North in five innings of non-conference play Tuesday.

The win came hours after an early game at the PAC, where the hosts topped Carroll, 2-0, in a game postponed from June 24.

Perry also posted an 11-7 win over visiting Boone Thursday while dropping a 6-0 contest at No. 3 Carlisle.

The Jayettes finished their second contest Tuesday by wasting little time in jumping on the Polar Bears. Perry plated six runs in the second inning and added two more in the fourth and three in the fifth to end the contest early.

Emma Olejniczak picked up the win in three innings in the ring. She allowed one hit and one walk while striking out six. Sidney Vancil was a model of efficiency in two frames of relief, needing just 10 pitches to retire the six batters she faced.

Rachel Kinney was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for Perry, with Olejniczak 3-for-4 with three RBIs while Katelyn Whelchel had a triple and drove in four runs. Vancil, Alyssa Kruger, Brooke Huntington and Victoria Hegstrom had singles for the Jayettes.



Perry moved to 3-8 in Raccoon River Conference play by completing a season sweep of Carroll at the PAC earlier Tuesday.

Both runs to score in the game were tallied by Perry, with both coming in the bottom of the sixth.

Kruger walked then raced to third on a bunt-and-run with Olejniczak batting. The throw to nail Kruger off third went wild, allowing the freshman to race home. Olejniczak scored later in the frame when Whelchel lifted a sacrifice fly to center field.

Olejniczak allowed just three hits and a walk while fanning 10 in seven innings to collect the win.

Sarah Klocke had a single and a double for the Tigers, with Rylie Riesberg adding a base hit.

Eighth-grader Julia LaRue pitched well for the guests, allowing only singles to Kruger, Olejncizak, Vancil and Huntington while walking three. She finished with five strikeouts in the loss.



Kinney’s fourth-inning single was the only hit Perry could manage against third-ranked Carlisle Monday.

Olejniczak threw all six innings for the Jayettes, yielding six runs on seven hits and three walks while notching six strikeouts.



Perry struck early, then held on to record an 11-7 RRC win over visiting Boone Thursday.

The Jayettes plated five runs in the third inning and another in the fourth, but two Toreador runs in the fourth and two more in the top of the fifth drew the guests to within 6-4.

Then came the bottom of the fifth, when Perry put the game away with another five-run at-bat to open an 11-4 gap.

A single Boone tally in the sixth and a two-run seventh by the visitors was not enough to alter the outcome.

Olejniczak walked two batters and hit one with a pitch while allowing seven runs on 11 hits. She finished with six strikeouts and earned the win thanks to her own efforts at the plate, which combined with those of her teammates, generated 11 runs on 14 hits.

The sophomore hurler was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs, with Johanna Diw 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs while Kinney swatted a home run and had two RBIs. Whelchel was 3-for-4 with a double, Vancil had a hit and a RBI while Kruger went 3-for-3 with a triple.

Perry hosts Bondurant-Farrar tonight and will play in a varsity doubleheader at Ballard Thursday before taking the three-day holiday weekend off.


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