The Senior Legion Post 7 baseball team received two outstanding pitching performances by Tanner Olson and Chad Richter during two games at the Spokane Wood-Bat Tournament Friday, July 5.
Olson led the Bellingham club to a 6-0 win against the Spokane Dodgers in the first game. He tossed all seven innings, struck out six and only gave up one hit. He retired each batter in order from the fourth inning on.
"This is the best team in Spokane, so we threw our ace at them, and he put together a dandy," coach Steve Slesk said in a phone interview.
Luke Christianson went 2 for 2 with a pair of RBI, and Olson helped his own cause with a two-run double.
Richter threw four innings of no-hit ball before giving up a pair of hits in the fifth inning while leading Post 7 to a 10-0 five-inning win against the Spokane Cannons during game two.
"He looked outstanding," said Slesk of Olson, "and then Richter followed it up with a big one."
Pete Pennylegion went 4 for 4 in the win with a double and two RBI. Aaron Burke, Marshall Weston and Olson each recorded multi-hit games.
The win advances Post 7 (26-5) to the tournament's championship round of eight teams. The club faces Pasco in the quarterfinals at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6. A win moves Post 7 into Sunday's semifinals.
POST 7 6, SPOKANE DODGERS 0
Spokane D. 000 000 0 - 0 1 2
Post 7 101 130 X - 6 8 1
WP: Tanner Olson. LP: Mackin. Highlights: Bell: Luke Christianson 2-2, 2 RBI; Tanner Olson 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Cooper Jansen 2-3.
POST 7 10, SPOKANE CANNONS 0 (5)
Post 7 202 42 - 10 12 1
Spokane C. 000 00 - 0 2 2
WP: Chad Richter. LP: Miller. Highlights: Bell: Pete Pennylegion 4-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Aaron Burke 2-2, Marshall Weston 2-2, 2B; Tanner Olson 2-3, 2B.
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