Richard throws complete game one-hitter



Matt Richard was a sixth inning swinging bunt away from a no-hitter Thursday, June 13, against Whalley, B.C., but his one-hit complete game was more than enough to lift the Bellingham Senior Legion Post 7 club to a 6-0 road win.

Richard, Bellingham's crafty left-hander, struck out nine in seven innings of work, walking only one batter.

"He pitched well," Post 7 coach Jeff Bearden said in a phone interview. "He came out and his curve ball had a lot of break to it from the very beginning."

His no-hit bid was broken up in the sixth inning on a bang-bang play at first, which came down to the first-base umpire's judgment call.

Post 7 scored two runs in the first then added scores in the fourth and the fifth before putting together a two-run sixth. Luke Christianson went 2 for 2 with an RBI and a triple, and Brice Longanecker went 2 for 2 with two RBI.


Post 7 200 112 0 - 6 11 1

Whalley 000 000 0 - 0 1 1

WP: Matt Richards. LP: Osborne. Highlights: Bell - Luke Christianson 2-2, 3B, RBI; Brice Longanecker 2-2, 2 RBI, sac fly; Cooper Jansen 1-3, 2B, RBI; Brady Shearer 2-3.

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