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LIMA 2019: Canada ready for Pan Am Games opener

LIMA, Peru – Canada’s men’s baseball team is set to open the 2019 Pan American Games baseball competition on Monday (4:05PM ET) against Argentina at the Del Triunfo Baseball Field as the eight-nation, seven-day tournament get underway.

Canada, under the tutelage of longtime manager Ernie Whitt, enters the event as two-time defending gold medalists after winning Pan Am Games events in Guadalajara (2011) and Toronto (2015).

“We’re excited to be here in Lima and look forward to defending our gold medal,” said Whitt as Canada held their second of two pre-tournament workouts in Lima. “We have a veteran team here that cares deeply about representing their country and I’m confident that attitude and passion will show in these games.”

Following Monday’s match-up against Argentina, Canada will face Cuba on Tuesday before wrapping up Group B play against Colombia on Thursday. The top two seeds in Group B will face the top two finishers in Group A (Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico) on Friday and Saturday before gold and bronze medal games are contested on Sunday, August 4th.

To stay up-to-date with Canada’s men’s baseball team in Lima be sure to follow @baseballcanada on Twitter.

To follow the Pan Am Games baseball competition visit the official Lima 2019 website.