Yahoo – A California pitcher finished his team’s last regular-season home game with 20 strikeouts … and was only kept from a shot at a complete-strikeout game because he was removed with one out remaining. Ryan Olson, the budding star in question, is a junior hurler for Upland (Calif.) Western Christian School. He’s the newest name in the school’s arsenal of strong pitching, with his final home outing of the regular season — a 6-0 victory against Murietta (Calif.) Calvary Murrieta School — proof of his dominance. Olson completely dominated the Calvary Murrieta hitters, striking out 20 batters in 6 2/3 innings. Yet, Olson’s dominance wasn’t enough to earn him a complete game, for what many might consider a rather noble reason: He was removed to make way for a senior pitcher because the home finale also served as Western Christian’s senior day.
You know what the biggest issue for me is here? The fact that this senior willingly went into the game. Have a little pride kid. I mean getting PT in garbage time is embarrassing enough, but you flat can’t go into the game here. Seriously I’d quit before taking the ball. Like thanks but no thanks. I don’t need your charity coach. I’m cool with staying here on the bench chewing some seeds, watching history be made rather than ruining it like a dickbag. Thanks for trying to make me look good though…appreciate it.