ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Chippewa Falls pitcher Trevor Olson

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- Behind a dominant two-hit shutout from Trevor Olson yesterday, the Chippewa Falls Post 77 legion team knocked off rival Eau Claire, 2-0 at Carson Park. Olson has been impressive this summer following up a strong spring season with the Chi-Hi baseball team. Trevor Olson is our Osseo Automotive Athlete of the Week. Chance Dickman has the story.

Trevor Olson is his name. Pitching is his game.

"It's such a rush up there, and it's honestly something I've never felt before," Olson exclaimed.

"When he's on the mound, he's all business," said teammate Jordan Steinmetz. "He mows guys down a lot."

The big lefty had himself a fantastic senior season, leading Chippewa Falls to a 15-9 overall record, a second place finish in the Big Rivers Conference, as well as a trip to the Division 1 sectional semifinals.

"I think a lot of it is just been having teammates that I can trust behind me to make plays," Olson said. "All I have to do is put the ball over plate and they're going to make plays for me every game."

"I think he knows we have a chance to win every time he pitches, and our team knows we have a chance to win every time he pitches. I mean that's a big thing," Steinmetz added.

When Trevor gets into his zone, he's almost unhittable.

"Yeah, you can kind of feel it coming on," Steinmetz said. "You feel him get into the groove with one or two guys because then you know he's got his stuff."

"It doesn't happen to everybody. It doesn't happen every time your up on the mound, but when you know you're on, you can just throw any pitch you want," Olson added. "It's a great feeling up there."

Trevor made his name known on the hill at Casper Park, but come fall, he'll start his new journey playing baseball with the Xavier Musketeers.

"It's going to be a whole new experience," Olson said. "You know, I'm going a ways away, but it's going to be great because I'm going to get taught so many amazing things that will help me at the next level."

But no matter how far baseball takes him, Trevor will never forget his time at Chi-Hi.

"I've made so many new friends, and it's just been a blast playing with everybody throughout my four years and getting to know them better," Olson said.

Reporting in Chippewa Falls, Chance Dickman for SportScene 13.



 
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