Olson, Richter dazzle for Post 7


The Bellingham Post 7 Senior American Legion baseball team were simply dominant Saturday, June 15, defeating Garfield 13-0 and 19-0, respectively, in their two games at Joe Martin Field.

If the offensive outporing of 32 runs over two games wasn't enough, Bellingham's Tanner Olson and Chad Richter combined to allow two hits over the entire day.

Olson was a soft single away from a no-hitter, striking out 15, 10 of which were looking, along the way.

"Pitching wise, we had two great performances," Post 7 coach Jeff Bearden said in a phone interview. "(Tanner) mainly threw his fastball today. He didn't have to throw his breaking stuff ... he is pretty tough to hit."

Richter struck out 10 in his performance, picking up his second win of the season to help Bellingham improve to 10-2 overall.

Offensively, Jake Manson, Luke Christianson and Aaron Burke each had two RBI apiece in the first game. In the second game, Brice Longanecker's three-run home run punctuated what was an impressive showing in all phases, giving him six RBI in the win.

"One of the kids mentioned that before (Brice) went up there, that he had never hit one out (in high school)," Bearden said. "He got all of it ... To get six RBI is a pretty good day."

Olson added two doubles and two RBI of his own, followed by the equally as impressive five-RBI day for Tyler Knutsen.

The Post 7 host Issaquah on Monday, June 17, at Joe Martin Field.


Garfield 000 00 - 0 1 3

Post 7 450 4X - 13 8 1

WP: Chad Richter (2-1). LP: Johns (NA). Highlights: Post 7: Jake Manson 2-3 2B 2RBI, Luke Christianson 1-3 2B 2RBI, Aaron Burke 1-3 2B 2RBI.


Garfield 000 00 - 0 1 5

Post 7 652 6X - 19 14 0

WP: Tanner Olson (1-0). LP: Jordan (NA). Highlights: Post 7: Brice Longanecker 3-4 2B 3R-HR 6RBI, Tanner Olson 2-3 2 2B 2RBI, Tyler Knutsen 3-4 2B 5RBI, Jeremy Brockmann 2-4 2RBI.

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