Post 7 ride clutch hits to 6-4 win

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 18, 2013 

The Bellingham Post 7 American Senior Legion baseball team made the most of its three hits, topping Langley 6-4 on Monday, June 17, at Joe Martin Field.

After scoring off an error in the third inning, and then gave up a run to Langley in the top of the fifth, Post 7 came to bat in the bottom of the fifth and hung five runs on the board, all of which came in clutch fashion. Tanner Olson recorded a bases-loaded single scoring two, and Luke Christianson added a two-RBI double after that.

"Luke came up with two strikes and hit a lined shot in the left-field corner for a double," Post 7 coach Steve Slesk said in a phone interview. "We just had some really timely hits in the bottom of the fifth."

On the mound, Cooper Jansen was cruising heading into the top of seventh, throwing just around 70 pitches and allowing one run, but early walks and a three-run home run by Langley brought the game to within two runs.

"He was getting a little tired," Slesk said of his starter working into the seventh. "I gave him a chance to settle down."

Jansen would settle down, recording the next three outs for the complete-game win, his second of the year.

POST 7 6, LANGLEY 4

Langley 000 010 3 - 4 7 1

Post 7 001 050 X - 6 3 0

WP: Cooper Jansen (2-1). LP: Locke (NA). Highlights: Bellingham: Tanner Olson 1-3 2RBI, Luke Christianson 1-2 2B 2RBI, Jeremy Brockmann 1-1.

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