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By Andrew Christiansen

Mariner draft pick has Goldendale connection


Photo courtesy Gonzaga Athletics

DREAM JOB: Tyler Olson had an outstanding year with Gonzaga and landed his dream job being drafted by the Seattle Mariners.

Tyler Olson, the Seattle Mariner’s seventh round pick in the Major League Baseball draft, has a Goldendale connection. Olson is the grandson of Daryel and Mary Jo Olson.

Tyler is the son of Jeff and Kathie Olson, from Spokane. His maternal grandparents, Archie and Paulette Reed are also former Goldendale residents. Tyler attended University High School and enrolled at Gonzaga University in 2008. Olson is a four year letterman and fifth year senior who graduated with a degree in sports management.

Olson was one of three pitchers picked from the Bulldog staff, the first being first rounder, Marco Gonzales and the third, Artie Reyes. Olson, a lefty, was 9-4 this year at Gonzaga with a 2.4...

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