The Perry Jayettes certainly took some steps to strike out cancer last night while at the same time striking out Saydel in non conference softball action defeating the Eagles 5-1. Emma Olejniczak, who was presented a plaque celebrating her 1000 career strikeouts before the game, kept on rolling with another 15 strikeout performance. The senior allowed 3 hits and 1 run. Offensively, the Jayettes out hit the Eagles 7-3. Olejniczak led the charge with a pair of RBI’s while Rachel Kinney finished 2-3. Maddie West provided a late RBI as well.
Olejniczak has now struck out 199 batters this season in 116 innings pitched. The senior and future UNI Panther was presented a 1000 strikeout plaque by Head Coach Tina Kenney and Activities Director Tom Lipovac prior to the start of the game.
The Jayettes wore pink in a unified effort to fight back against cancer.
Perry returns to the fields today with 2 games at the Roland Story Tournament.