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Softball Canada – Midland, Mich. – The Canadian Men’s and Women’s Slo-Pitch Teams are ready to compete at the 2019 Slo-Pitch Border Battle, which will consist of a series of games in Midland, Mich. from July 25 to 28, with the two Border Battle games between Canada and the United States scheduled to take place on Saturday. The Women’s Slo-Pitch Border Battle will be played at 5:30pm EDT followed by the Men’s Slo-Pitch Border Battle at 7:00pm EDT.
 
A total of six Men’s teams and six Women’s teams will compete in a series of exhibition games preceding the annual Border Battle. In addition to Team Canada and Team USA, other teams competing on the Men’s side will be the USA Futures, Wallace Lawn Care/Gillies, OC and Comatose. The Women’s event will include USA Women’s Futures, On Point, OC and Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos.
 
Team USA is coming off a pair of wins at last year’s event in Kitchener, Ont., with the Women’s team defeating Team Canada 14-5 and the Men’s team won 30-13. Canada swept the event the year before, as the Men’s team defeated the United States 31-28 and the Women’s team won the inaugural Women’s event by a 12-8 score.
 
The following athletes will represent Team Canada at the 2019 Slo-Pitch Border Battle: 
 

MEN’S TEAM

 

FIRST NAME LAST NAME HOMETOWN
Colin Andrews Hanover, Ont.
Jeff Andrews St. Albert, Alta.
Bryon Bell Kitchener, Ont.
Ryan Gates London, Ont.
David Goulet Sherbrooke, Que.
Kyle Knechtel Ayr, Ont.
Steele Lewis Windsor, Ont.
Dustin McLoughlin Maple Ridge, B.C.
Ron Nadalin Woodstock, Ont.
Wayne Parent Belle River, Ont.
Justin Pennell Toronto, Ont.
Hunter Platten Edmonton, Alta.
Kyle Reinders Cambridge, Ont.
Pat Severin Kingston, Ont.
Chadwin Stang Surrey, B.C.
Ryan Yakura Toronto, Ont.

MEN’S COACHING STAFF

 

POSITION NAME HOMETOWN
Head Coach Grant Garrett Georgetown, Ont.
Assistant Coach Todd Cadenhead Mossley, Ont.
Assistant Coach Mike Hrynenko Winnipeg, Man.
Athletic Therapist Brandon Thome Cochrane, Alta.
Team Leader Ron Hawthorne Kanata, Ont.
Manager Mike Branchaud Ottawa, Ont.

WOMEN’S TEAM

 

FIRST NAME LAST NAME HOMETOWN
Jackie Bates Langley, B.C.
Amanda Beitel Surrey, B.C.
Sarah Berry Courtice, Ont.
Ericka Burns West Lorne, Ont.
Olivia Crossley Brampton, Ont.
Jesse Goddard Langley, B.C.
Tina Gulbrandsen Langley, B.C.
Amanda Howard Strathmore, Alta.
Kaitlin Kloet Simcoe, Ont.
Michelle Lorenz Toronto, Ont.
Jacqueline O’Quinn Toronto, Ont.
Patricia Simon Big Horn, Alta.
Paige Smith Gretna, Man.
Kearstin Solberg Ryley Alta.
Ashley Steckle-Klunder Brantford, Ont.
Lenore Stoddart Bolton, Ont.

WOMEN’S COACHING STAFF

 

POSITION NAME HOMETOWN
Head Coach Tony Carnelos Georgetown, Ont.
Assistant Coach Bruce Collett Guelph, Ont.
Assistant Coach Kareena Zanolli Lethbridge, Alta.
Athletic Therapist Brandon Thome Cochrane, Alta.
Team Leader Ron Hawthorne Kanata, Ont.
Manager Mike Branchaud Ottawa, Ont.

UMPIRES

 

FIRST NAME LAST NAME HOMETOWN
Don Farr Stittsville, Ont.
Mark Heagle St. Catharines, Ont.

CANADA SCHEDULE

 

DATE GAME TIME
July 25 Canada (W) vs. OC 6:00pm EDT
  Canada (M) vs. OC 8:00pm EDT
July 26 Canada (W) vs. On Point 9:30am EDT
  Canada (M) vs. Wallace Lawn Care/Gillies 2:30pm EDT
  Canada (M) vs. USA Men Futures 7:00pm EDT
  Canada (W) vs. USA Women Futures 9:00pm EDT
July 27 Canada (W) vs. Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos 12:30pm EDT
  Women’s Border Battle: Canada vs. USA 5:30pm EDT
  Men’s Border Battle: Canada vs. USA 7:00pm EDT
July 28 Canada (M) vs. Comatose 9:30am EDT

Live GameChanger scoring and web streaming of all games will be available through the event’s website.

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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