Trent Oeltjen

1983 -

Trent Oeltjen won a silver medal for Australia in baseball in 2004. Athens was the third consecutive appearance at the Games for Australia’s baseballers, with the team having placed seventh in both Atlanta and Sydney. Australia reached the semi-finals by winning four of its seven preliminary round matches, finishing fourth. This meant it would face Japan, the top-ranked team in the competition. However, Japan’s only loss had been to the Aussies, a 9-4 drubbing. Australia again proved too much for the all-professional Japanese outfit, winning 1-0. In the final, the Aussies fell to Cuba 6-2. The silver remains Australia’s only Olympic baseball medal. Oeltjen, a centrefielder who bats and throws left-handed, has enjoyed a solid professional career in the US.

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