Jordan Castaldo Wins IBL Triple Crown
This past Tuesday marked an accomplishment that has only happened four times before in the Intercounty Baseball League's over 100 seasons of play. Former Ontario Blue Jays player, Jordan Castaldo won the IBL Triple Crown. Castaldo lead the IBL in Batting Average (.453), Home Runs (15) and Runs Batted In (47) which lead him to this exclusive honour.
Castaldo began with the Ontario Blue Jays while attending Michael Power - St. Joseph's High School in Toronto. Castaldo would put together one of the best OBJ careers on record before graduating the program in 2007 to attend Odessa College in Odessa, TX. After one season in Texas, Jordan transferred to nationally ranked Connors State College in Warner, OK for his Sophomore campaign. At CSC he was an offensive powerhouse, leading the Cowboys in many offensive categories and finishing 16th in the NJCAA in Batting Average (.455) and 26th in On-Base Percentage (.600). Following the successful year, Castaldo transferred to NCAA Division 1, Arkansas State University in Jonesboro where he continued to show his offensive talents. Over his two seasons with the Red Wolves, he hit .332, with 35 Doubles, 10 Home Runs, while slugging .504 and carrying a .947 OPS in 112 Games. In his Senior season, Jordan was named to the 2011 All-Sunbelt Conference Baseball Team.
After graduating from Arkansas State University in 2011, Jordan returned home and continued his play each summer in the Intercounty Baseball League. During his 11-year tenure in the league, Castaldo has played for the Oshawa Dodgers, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Barrie Baycats. In 2009, Castaldo was named the Bernie McGuire Team MVP of the Oshawa Dodgers before moving onto the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Summer of 2010. He played four season's for the Maple Leafs helping them to playoff runs three of those four seasons. In 2013, Jordan made the decision to join the Barrie Baycats and since then has helped lead the Baycats to five consecutive IBL Championships. Jordan's IBL accolades do not end with championships, in 2014 he took home the John Bell Memorial Trophy as League Most Valuable Player and in 2015 the Max Roseman Trophy as Playoff Most Valuable Player. Castaldo and the Baycats get underway in the 2019 IBL Playoffs this week looking to make is six straight IBL Championships.
Jordan Castaldo's Career IBL Statistics(2009 in Oshawa not shown.)