Team Canada Ready for Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship

Published by Gilles LeBlanc

Published on July 16, 2013

(Oklahoma City, OK) The Canadian Senior Women’s National Team is ready to compete at the 2013 Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey, BC this week. The team arrived on Monday following the completion of the General Tire World Cup of Softball VIII held in Oklahoma City, where Canada finished in a three-way tie for first place with Japan in the United States in the preliminary round, but lost 4-3 in eight innings to Australia on the Bronze medal game to finish fourth.

Australia, Canada, Japan, the United States, Venezuela and the California A’s club team will compete in the Women’s International division of the event, with all six teams advancing to the playoff round.

The athletes who will represent Team Canada at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship from July16-22 in Surrey, BC are:


Meagan Baird Ajax, ON
Jenna Caira Toronto, ON
Jocelyn Cater Delta, BC
Marina Demore Richmond, BC
Heather Ebert Rosthern, SK
Larissa Franklin Maple Ridge, BC
Jennifer Gilbert Saskatoon, SK
Sara Groenewegen Surrey, BC
Kelsey Haberl Burnaby, BC
Victoria Hayward Toronto, ON
Brittany Hicks Dundas, ON
Sara Hopwood Richmond, BC
Caitlin Lever Buffalo, NY
Joey Lye Toronto, ON
Sara Plourde Bristol, CT
Erika Polidori Brantford, ON
Victoria Rumph Mount Forest, ON
Megan Timpf Port Dover, ON
Natalie Wideman Mississauga, ON
Jenn Yee North Delta, BC

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach Dave Paetkau Abbotsford, BC
Assistant Coach Glenn Boles St. Catharines, ON
Assistant Coach Ken Leavoy Vancouver, BC
Assistant Coach Erin Cumpstone Saskatoon, SK
Assistant Coach Rob Guenter Victoria, BC
Team Leader Lisa Down Saskatoon, SK
Athletic Therapist Laurie Freebairn Maple Ridge, BC

Canadian Open – Team Canada Schedule

July 16 Canada vs. California A’s 6:30pm PDT
July 17 Canada vs. Australia 7:00pm PDT
July 18 Canada vs. Japan 6:30pm PDT
July 19 Canada vs. Venezuela 1:00pm PDT
July 19 Canada vs. United States 6:30pm PDT
July 20 Playoff Round TBD
July 21 Playoff Round TBD
July 22 Medal Round TBD



For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
613-523-3386 ext. 3105


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