Team Canada Set to Compete at WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship

Team Canada Set to Compete at WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship

6 July 2018 Gilles LeBlanc

2018 WBSC Jr Mens

Prince Albert, Sask. – The Canadian Junior Men’s National Team is ready to compete at the WBSC Softball World Championship which is set to take place July 7-15 in Prince Albert, Sask. The team completed a series of games against Saskatoon Amateur Softball Association (SASA) competition throughout Saskatchewan and an exhibition doubleheader against Japan on Thursday night.
 
The WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship will feature a total of 13 teams divided in two groups. The top four teams from each division will advance to the Championship round, with the top two from each division earning double life. The group for Team Canada (2nd in WBSC World Rankings) includes New Zealand (1st), the United States (6th), the Czech Republic (7th), Guatemala (15th) and Hong Kong (17th).
 
At the previous WBSC Junior Men’s World Championship held in Midland, Mich. in 2016, Team Canada returned to the podium for the first time since 2008 with a Bronze medal finish. Three members from that team will be competing in this year’s tournament: Robbie Black (Glencoe, Ont.), Isaac Lefebvre (St-Leonard-d’Aston, Que.) and Cole Pavey (Glencoe, Ont.).
 
Team Canada opens the tournament with a matchup against the United States at 7:30pm CST on Saturday, July 7.
 
The athletes who will represent Canada at the WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship from July 7-15 in Prince Albert, Sask. are:

ATHLETES

FIRST NAME LAST NAME HOMETOWN
Noah Baker Kitchener, Ont.
Robbie Black Glencoe, Ont.
Mac Fischer Teeswater, Ont.
Brendan Hagerman Napanee, Ont.
Brady Hogg Thamesville, Ont.
Dallas Kipfer Kitchener, Ont.
Troy Kosmynka Warman, Sask.
Isaac Lefebvre St-Léonard-d'Aston, Que.
Riley Manion Napanee, Ont.
Mac Mulvey Wingham, Ont.
Cole Pavey Glencoe, Ont.
Jordan Pomeroy Placentia, N.L.
Rowan Sears Brookfield, N.S.
Dawson Sellick Tignish, P.E.I.
Ryan Smith Shellbrook, Sask.
Owen Torrie Williamsford, Ont.
David Watson Milford, N.S.

Logan Tolton (Clifford, Ont.) suffered an injury in a pre-tournament game that will keep him out of action for the duration of the World Championship. The coaching staff has added Mac Mulvey (Wingham, Ont.) to replace him on the roster.

COACHING STAFF

POSITION NAME HOMETOWN
Head Coach Jeff Ellsworth St. Lawrence, P.E.I.
Assistant Coach Jean-Yves Doucet St-Léonard-d'Aston, Que.
Assistant Coach Todd McCulloch Martensville, Sask.
Assistant Coach Mark Quinn Cardigan, P.E.I.
Athletic Therapist Mark Kiervin Saint-Jean, N.B.
Team Leader Scott Searle Ottawa, Ont.
Manager Mike Branchaud Ottawa, Ont.

UMPIRES

FIRST NAME LAST NAME HOMETOWN
Frank Fargey Winnipeg, Man.
Clinton Harvey Valley, N.S.
Mike Semchuk Edmonton, Alta.
Trevor Topping Kitchener, Ont.

TEAM CANADA SCHEDULE

DATE GAME TIME
July 7 Canada vs. United States 7:30pm CST
July 8 Canada vs. Czech Republic 8:00pm CST
July 9 Canada vs. Guatemala 8:00pm CST
July 10 Canada vs. Nouvelle-Zélande 8:00pm CST
July 12 Canada vs. Hong Kong 8:00pm CST
July 13 Playoff Round TBD
July 14 Ronde éliminatoire TBD
July 15 Medal Round TBD

Live scoring will be available through the WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship website, with live streaming featuring Ballpark Broadcasting available through the WBSC YouTube Channel.