Team Canada Ready for 2013 Men’s Slo-Pitch Border Battle
Published by Gilles LeBlanc
Published on July 11, 2013
(Oklahoma City, OK) The Canadian Men’s Slo-Pitch Team will take on Team USA in the fifth edition of the Men’s Slo-Pitch Border Battle in Oklahoma City at noon CDT today (live on ESPN3). Both teams have played a series of exhibition games in Oklahoma City to prepare for the one-game showdown, which will feature the best male Slo-Pitch players in North America. The Men’s Slo-Pitch Border Battle will air on TSN2 on Sunday, July 14 at 6:00pm EDT.
At the inaugural Border Battle in 2009, the United States defeated Canada by a score of 30-23. The following year, Canada bounced back with a thrilling 30-29 victory before USA dominated the third game by a score of 25-3 in 2011. Last summer, Canada jumped out to an 18-4 lead, but the Americans responded with a 20 run inning and went on to take the 32-21 victory.
In exhibition games earlier this week, Canada defeated J & R Logistics 21-14 and lost 25-10 to the United States on Tuesday, and then defeated the USA Futures Team 18-17 and Falloutsports.com 26-24 on Wednesday. Complete box scores and play-by-play for those games can be found on the Softball Canada website: http://www.softball.ca/english/programs/slo-pitch/border-battle-schedule.html.
The players who will represent Team Canada at the Men’s Slo-Pitch Border Battle at noon CDT on July 11 in Oklahoma City are:
|#22 Alain Blais||Maple, ON|
|#63 Tim Bentley||Chatham, ON|
|#77 David Boldt||St. Thomas, ON|
|#23 Todd Cadenhead||Vaughan, ON|
|#57 Luc Chauvette||Trois-Rivieres, QC|
|#82 Claude Chiasson||Ste-Julie, QC|
|#3 Jason Gallichen||Langley, BC|
|#24 Jeff Gare||London, ON|
|#15 Shawn Germain||St. Paul, AB|
|#52 Franck Henry||St-Hyacynthe, QC|
|#8 James Kelly||Amherstburg, ON|
|#29 Ron Nadalin||Woodstock, ON|
|#7 Chris Parr||Chilliwack, BC|
|#16 Jeremy Sutton||Wallacetown, ON|
|#14 Ryan Wood||Winnipeg, MB|
|#10 Jeff Zanolli||Taber, AB|
|Head Coach||Grant Garrett||Georgetown, ON|
|Assistant Coach||Stephane Chapdelaine||Longueil, QC|
Live Pointstreak scoring of the Border Battle will be available through USA Softball. The game report and a link to the live scoring will also be available on the Softball Canada website at www.softball.ca.
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