National Championships Preview: Baseball Canada Cup, 21U Women Invitational

August 7, 2018


OTTAWA- Baseball Canada National Championship season will get into full swing this week with the playing of the Baseball Canada Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick and the 21U Women’s Invitational in Stonewell, Manitoba.

Action kicks off at the Canada Cup on Wednesday while the 21U Women’s event gets underway on Thursday. Medal games for both events are slated for Sunday, August 12th

Baseball Canada Cup

Featuring some of the top 17-and-under talent across Canada, the Baseball Canada Cup will see all ten provinces send teams to Moncton to compete for National Championship. Saskatchewan enters the event as the defending gold medalists from the last time the event was held in 2016 and also took home gold at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg that featured select squads at the 17U level. 

Team Sask will face challengers in Pool A that include British Columbia, Ontario and Québec all looking to dethrone the champions. In fact, the four provinces in Pool A are the only squads to capture a Baseball Canada Cup title since the events’ inception in 1989. BC leads the way with 11 titles, while Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan has eight, six and two respectively. 

Pool B entries Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and PEI will be looking to make history becoming the first squad from that pool to win a gold medal. Alberta, who won the bronze medal at the Canada Games in 2017, is the only squad from Pool B to ever reach a Baseball Canada Cup gold medal contest having done so in 2002 and 2014.

Baseball Canada Cup website
Live Streaming (Kiwanis Park only)
Live Scoring

21U Women’s Invitational

The 21U Women’s Invitational returns to Stonewall, Manitoba for the second consecutive year where five provinces (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec and Nova Scotia) will compete for the title.

In just its third year of existence, Québec (2016) and Ontario (2017) have captured gold medal at the event.

Beginning Thursday, August 9thteams will begin a full round-robin with semi-finals taking place on Saturday before medal winners are decided on Sunday.

21U Women’s Invitational website
Live Streaming 
Live Scoring

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