OTTAWA – Baseball Canada and USA Baseball announced today plans for a five-game Women’s Baseball Friendship Series set to take place from July 28 – August 1 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The series will mark the first time that both nations have played in international competition since the COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships in 2019.
“We’re fortunate to partner with the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association and USA Baseball to put this event together,” said Baseball Canada CEO Jason Dickson. “Fans in Thunder Bay can expect a highly entertaining series between two nations that always compete hard against one another.
“The chance to represent your country on home soil is a special opportunity that we’re excited to provide our athletes later this year.”
“We are thrilled to continue our strong relationship with Canada through an international friendship series this summer,” said USA Baseball Assistant Director of Baseball Operations Ann Claire Roberson. “Our two programs have a storied history of respect, camaraderie, and outstanding competition and we cannot wait to add another chapter to that in 2022. We are looking forward to an incredible experience for our athletes in Thunder Bay and representing the U.S. on international soil once again.”
Thunder Bay has a rich history of hosting international baseball events including the 2010 and 2017 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cups along with the “Warm Up to the Worlds” U-18 series in 2008.
“Building from the U-18 Baseball World Cups in 2010 and 2017, the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association is thrilled to host the Canadian and American Women’s National Teams to Thunder Bay,” said Nick Melchiorre, Vice President of the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association. “We are excited to showcase some of the best women’s baseball players in the world to our community and make their experience in Thunder Bay a memorable one.”
“We are excited to welcome the Canadian and American Women’s National Teams to Thunder Bay this summer,” added Thunder Bay Mayor Bill Mauro. “Thunder Bay has a passion for baseball and the Canada/U.S. Friendship Series promises to be an exciting event. We look forward to continuing our tradition of hosting high level baseball events.”
A schedule for the five-game series and additional event detail will be announced at a later date.
Stay up-to-date with Baseball Canada’s and USA Baseball’s Women’s National Team programs by following @BaseballCANWNT and @USABaseballWNT on Twitter.