Richard tossed complete game, leads Post 7 to regional game win

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJuly 21, 2013 

Matt Richard threw a complete game, and Luke Christianson hit a solo home run to help lead the Post 7 Senior American Legion baseball club to a 3-2 win against Yakima during the Senior Legion Regional Tournament Saturday, July 20, in Spokane.

Richard, a Bellingham High product, struck out six hitters and walked two in nine innings of work, not the typical seven.

"He threw a great game," coach Steve Slesk said during a phone interview. "He did a great job."

Brice Longanecker, Cooper Jansen and Brady Shearer each went 2 for 4, and Christianson went 1 for 4 with his homer.

The win advances Post 7 to a winner-on-to-state game against the Spokane Blue Devils at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 21.

POST 7 3, YAKIMA 2

Post 7 000 002 100 - 3 10 3

Yakima 000 010 010 - 2 9 2

WP: Matt Richard LP: Giles Highlights: Bell: Brice Longanecker 2-4; Cooper Jansen 2-4; Brady Shearer 2-4, Luke Christianson 1-4, HR.

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