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A-B-E scores 20 runs in district victory over Glenwood (w/video)

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Gage Olson is greeted by his A-B-E teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)2 / 2

The Ashby-Brandon-Evansville Legion Post 188 baseball team’s offense came out swinging Tuesday evening on its way to a 20-7 victory over Glenwood in Evansville.

Glenwood came out and took an early 3-0 lead, but A-B-E batted around its order in the second, third and fourth innings to take command of the game.

Every player in the starting lineup scored a run in the game for A-B-E. Brandon Christianson led the team with five RBIs and went 2-for-2 with a double, and catcher Gage Olson also went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs.

“It was amazing,” Christianson said. “We absolutely got up there and hit the ball. It was fun to watch, it was fun to be a part of it.”

The Glenwood offense managed to score seven runs in the game and batted around in the fourth inning. The first three A-B-E batters were retired in the first inning against Glenwood, but in the second Olson opened the scoring with a two-run home run. That led the way for a seven run inning.

“It was the fifth fastball I had seen in a row, and it just came right in,” Olson said about his home run.

After receiving a bye as the number three seed of the District 7 tournament, A-B-E was happy to come out swinging against Glenwood.

“I have never been a part of the game where we hit the ball so well,” head coach Trent Hintermeister said. “I mean hard, even the outs were hard outs. We just hit the ball one through nine.”