Thursday, July 4, 2013

Richard Olson - 2012-13 Adelaide Bite

Although born in Sydney, Olson is a bit of a baseball journeyman, with a globetrotting wealth of experience at a young age. He is listed as having played in 2007 for the Petach Tikva Pioneers of the Israeli Baseball League at age 18. This was followed by stints at the Clarendon Junior College in Texas, and the University of New Mexico Lobos through to 2011.

He made his ABL debut with the Sydney Blue Sox, pitching in 4 games during the 2011-12 season. In 2012 he joined the Stuttgart Reds of the German Baseball Bundesliga and was chosen to play in the Bundesliga All-Star game. He was also being linked to New Zealand's World Baseball Classic team via family heritage, however I don't believe he represented them in any games.Finally for the 2012-13 ABL season he played with the Adelaide Bite, getting greater game time than he had with the Blue Sox, gaining a 5-2 record in 18 appearances.

2012-13 Adelaide Bite Richard Olson card front - © 2013 Adam East

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