Roland-Story rolls host Perry in both ends of doubleheader

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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