Swindle and Team Canada Fall to U.S. 5-4August 16, 2008
By CSU Sports Information
BEIJING, China - It was a disappointing Olympics for former CSU pitcher R.J. Swindle and his Canadian team as they fell to 1-3 in round-robin play with a 5-4 loss to the United States, Saturday.
After a dominating 10-0 victory over China on day one of the baseball competition in Beijing, Canada suffered three-straight one-run losses.
Swindle saw action in two games for Canada, combining for 2 1/3 innings with two strikeouts. His first Olympic experience came in the bottom of the seventh inning against Cuba. Swindle pitched one inning and did not give up a hit or run, but did get his first-Olympic strikeout.
He was called on early in Saturday’s game against the United States, getting the call in the bottom of the fourth inning. In his inning and 2/3, Swindle gave up one run on one hit and got another strikeout.
Swindle, who became the first Buccaneer to ever pitch in a major league game on July 7 of this year, will now return to Triple-A Lehigh.