MNT At Pan Am Championship

Team Canada Ready To Compete At X Pan American Men’s Softball Championship

Published by Gilles LeBlanc

Published on September 12, 2017

Santo Domingo, D.R. – The Canadian Men’s National Softball Team is set to compete at the X Pan American Men’s Softball Championship in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from September 15-24. Team Canada will start the event with a game against Costa Rica at 8:30pm EDT on Friday, September 15.

The event will feature a total of sixteen teams from the WBSC Americas region, divided into two sections of eight teams. Canada’s section includes the Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico and Panama.

This event will serve as a qualifier for the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru, with the Top 5 teams earning berths to the event.

The athletes who will represent Team Canada at the X Pan American Men’s Softball Championship are:

Athletes
Bryan Abrey (Richmond, BC)
Patrick Burns (Saskatoon, SK)
Kyle Cowick (Sooke, BC)
Kyle Ezekiel (Holyrood, NL)
Ryan French (Baden, ON)
Jason Hill (St. John’s, NL)
Scott Lieph (Sooke, BC)
Devon McCullough (Saskatoon, SK)
Jeremy O’Reilly (Placentia, NL)
Tyler Randerson (New Hamburg, ON)
Bryn Redhead (Leduc, AB)
Ty Sebastian (Brussels, ON)
Blake Underwood (Port Elgin, ON)
Kris Walushka (Victoria, BC)
Ben Wideman (Fergus, ON)

Coaching Staff
John Stuart – Head Coach (Langley, BC)
John Hill – Assistant Coach (St. John’s, NL)
Les Howey – Assistant Coach (Conception Bay, NL)
Jordan Burgess – Athletic Therapist (Ottawa, ON)
Mike Branchaud – Manager – MNT (Ottawa, ON)

Umpires
Ian Brown (Peachland, BC)
Mike Semchuk (Edmonton, AB)

Team Canada Schedule
September 15 Canada vs. Costa Rica 8:30pm EDT
September 16 Canada vs. Panama 7:00pm EDT
September 17 Canada vs. Belize 2:00pm EDT
September 18 Canada vs. Bahamas 2:00pm EDT
September 19 Canada vs. Argentina 2:00pm EDT
September 20 Canada vs. Mexico 2:00pm EDT
September 21 Canada vs. Guatemala 4:30pm EDT
September 22 Elimination Round TBD
September 23 Elimination Round TBD
September 24 Medal Round TBD

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For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager – Marketing & Communications
Softball Canada
p: (613) 523-3386 ext. 3105 | m: (613) 795-1996
w: www.softball.ca | e: gleblanc@softball.ca