Jimmy VanOstrand

Former stand-out Cal Poly baseball player and Athlon Elite athlete, Jimmy VanOstrand, debuted yesterday in the Beijing Olympics for the Canadian baseball team, and he had a great game!  Playing the position of designated hitter (DH) he went 2 for 4 with an RBI as Team Canada put the Beatdown on Team China, 10 to 1.

Jimmy’s the second person in the video clip below.

Here’s the "official" write-up on him from the Olympics’ Athletes Profile page:

Career Highlights

  • Played for Canada at the 2008 Final Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Taiwan, finishing second in the tournament with a .556 (10-for-18) average with a home run, two doubles, a triple and eight RBI in five games – he also drove in the game-winning run in the top of the tenth inning with a double in a must-win game vs. Chinese Taipei
  • Selected by the Houston Astros in the eighth round of the 2006 MLB First Year Player Draft
  • Four-time city champion with the McMath Wildcats High School basketball team

Read a recap of yesterdays game at this link:

See the Box Scores at this link:

Now… I hate to be the "bearer of bad news" but… Team Canada plays Cuba’s National team today… Its nice to be undefeated for at least a little while.

Great work Jimmy, we’re proud of you!!!