Up next in the category of Bad Ass of the Year, Jaydin Goldenstein is a 16-year old three-sport star at Holyoke High School in Colorado. In a small-town school with 200 students, Goldenstein was already a god among boys, but just in case it wasn’t clear to the rest of his classmates, teammates and neighbors, he solidified that status in a baseball doubleheader against Wray High School.
Needing to win both games to win the Lower Platte League, Holyoke sent Goldenstein to the mound for Game 1 and he pitched a no-hitter, striking out 10 and walking 2. In the second game, Goldenstein switched to shortstop and hit four homeruns to complete the day’s sweep of Wray and win the league title. Oh, and he did all of this only two days after he sat by his mom’s bedside as she died from a stroke.