Visiting Carlisle tops Perry baseball

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Perry senior Kato Dougan slides home with a run for the host Bluejays against Carlisle Monday.

An eight-run second inning helped to set up a 15-5 win for Carlisle in six innings of Raccoon River Conference baseball Monday.

The Wildcats (3-6-1, 2-2) held a 9-0 lead until the Bluejays (0-8, 0-5) sent four runners home on a series of Carlisle errors in the bottom of the third.

Keghan West raced to third base on an errant throw, with Holden Smith, Juan Hernandez and a hustling Kato Dougan all racing home to score. West sped across the plate moments later on a RBI-ground out from Avery Meister.

Carlisle scored once in the fourth and three times in the fifth to widen their gap back to nine runs, at 13-4, but Perry countered with a run to make it 13-5. An outfield error allowed two Wildcats to score with two outs in the top of the sixth, setting up the mercy rule.

West allowed 11 runs (five earned) on 11 hits in 4-1/3 frames. He struck out seven while walking six and hitting one. Carter Iben tossed 1-2/3 innings of relief, yielding four runs (two earned) on four hits while striking out two.

Chris Holland went the distance for the guests, surrendering five runs (one earned) on two hits and four walks. He struck out nine.

Spencer Crees had a triple, a single, two RBIs and two runs for the Wildcats, with Jack Lenhart adding two hits, two runs and three RBIs. Joey Merker had a double and a single, with Archer Ogbourne scoring three times.

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