B.C. softball athletes help Canada’s national team climb to perfect record

The Canadian women’s national softball team performed well in the Americas qualifiers for the 17th WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup.

The international tournament, in which 14 teams are all vying for next year’s World Cup group stage, will see the top two teams of the tournament face each other in the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup in 2024.

With just two days left in the tournament, the game is heating up but the Canadian national team is keeping their cool with a perfect 3-0 record.

Canada kicked off the tournament with an impressive 14-0 win over Peru on Saturday, November 12. This was followed by another sweeping victory the next day when they faced Nicaragua and beat them 9-0.

Yesterday’s 11-1 win over the Dominican Republic was the first time Canada allowed an opponent to score.

One of the main stars of the Canadian women’s national softball team was Sara Groenewegen from Surrey, British Columbia, who pitched without a single hit.

Kelsey Harshman from Delta, British Columbia, has been an unstoppable force at home runs, hitting each of her seven home runs.

Alysen Febrey of Peachtree, Ga., and Erika Polidori of Brantford, Ont., also left their mark on the game, each hitting two home runs.

Larissa Franklin of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, helped or scored many of the team’s runs, with four of them in three games.

The team’s next challenge will be today at 1:30 p.m. PST when they take on Cuba, also playing undefeated.

This game, and all future games, can be found at https://www.facebook.com/SoftballCanadaNSO.

The tournament will conclude on Wednesday, November 16th, with Canada taking on the WBSC team at 4pm PST and then immediately taking on Mexico at 6:30pm PST.


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