Roland-Story rolls host Perry in both ends of doubleheader

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Perry junior Adan Medina drove in two runs with this single through the left side in the first inning of game two against Roland-Story Monday at Progressive Field.

The Norsemen invaded Progressive Field Monday and left with wins of 11-6 and of 13-3 (five innings) over host Perry as their bounty in the season opener for both baseball teams.

Errors plagued Perry in both games, and miscues helped the guests snatch a quick 2-0 lead in the opener.

Alexis Garrido singled, swiped second base and scored on an Austin Carpenter double in the bottom of the second, with a Kade VanKirk single plating Carpenter later in the frame as Perry tied the contest at 2-all.

R-S had a 3-run home run that pushed the guests in front, 5-2, but a Janier Puente double, Adan Medina single, a wild pitch and hits from Carpenter and Gavin Boyer plated three runs for the Jays.

The visitors used the long ball, a series of hits and two Perry errors to move into an 11-5 lead after 6-1/2 frames. VanKirk walked, moved to second on a passed ball and scored on a Kyle Nevitt base hit to account for the final Perry run.

Nevitt started on the hill, with Garrido and VanKirk appearing in relief. Garrido was assessed the loss — pitching statistics from both the opener and nightcap were not available at publishing time.

Medina had a two-run single in the bottom of the first for Perry in the second game, but a top of the second that featured nine unearned runs obliterated any chance for the Jays to salvage a sweep, with R-S going on to win, 13-3, in five frames.

Alex Long started for the Jays, with VanKirk and Drew Levan pitching in relief. Levan allowed a run in the fifth on three hits but recorded all three outs by strikeout.

Perry travels to North Polk tonight and Norwalk Wednesday and will then be off until a visit from DC-G May 31.

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