Ryan Rowland Smith

1983 -

Ryan Rowland-Smith won a silver medal for Australia in baseball in 2004. From New South Wales, the left-hander was part of a strong Aussie pitching squad in Athens. Rowland-Smith enjoyed a fine Olympic tournament. His two wins tied him for second place among all pitchers for wins. He was credited with preliminary round victories against Greece, the host nation, and Japan, a team stacked with professionals. The Japanese win was crucial for Australia qualifying for the semi-final phase of the competition. In the semis, Australia beat Japan for the second time in the tournament, the score 1-0. It then lost the final to Cuba 6-2. The silver remains Australia’s only baseball medal from the Olympics. Rowland-Smith has since played professionally in the US Major Leagues.

Olympic Results

2004 Athens

Baseball - Men
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 2-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 0-0 TPE 3-0 Loss
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 2-0, 4-0, 0-0 ITA 6-0 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 3-1, 0-3, 0-0, 3-0, 3-0, 0-0 JPN 9-4 Win
Preliminaries 3-0, 1-0, 0-3, 0-0, 0-0, 1-2, 0-5, 1-1, 0-X GRE 11-6 Win
Preliminaries 9-0, 5-1, 5-0, 1-0, 0-1, 2-0, 0-0 NED 22-2 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 3-0, 2-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 6-0 CAN 11-0 Loss
Preliminaries 0-1, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-1, 0-0, 1-X CUB 4-1 Loss
Semifinals 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0 JPN 1-0 Win
Gold Medal Game 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 2-0, 0-1, 4-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0 CUB 6-2 Loss
Final Placing 2 / 8