Tanner Olson has been named to the Class AA All-State Team by the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Olson, a senior, is primarily a catcher but was also the Rails' closer in 2022. He has also played first base, second base, third base, shortstop, and designated hitter in his career for the Rails.
He batted .425 (31 for 73) in his senior year and .381 (74 for 194) in his varsity career that began in 2018 when he was in eighth grade. His career slugging percentage, .670, is a new school record, as his 11 career triples. He is one of only nine Rails players to amass more than 50 career RBI.
Olson's name appears all over the Rails' career record book despite missing his sophomore year to the Covid-19 pandemic that caused the 2020 season to be canceled. He is third in career on-base percentage, fifth in batting average, sixth in hits, tied for second in doubles, tied for fifth in home runs, third in total bases, and eighth in RBI.
He finished his career with a .964 fielding average (267 put outs, 59 assists, 12 errors). His 338 career total chances is seventh all-time for Proctor. He ranks 10th in the school record book for career put outs and 21st in career assists.
Olson made seven relief appearances in 2022. He had a 1-0 W-L record, a 0.88 ERA, and eight strikeouts compared to one walk in eight innings pitched. He also recorded three saves, which tied the school single-season record.
Olson is the seventh Proctor player to be named All-State, and the first since John Aase in 2017.