may2007

Canada vs New Zealand Test Series

May 25, 2007

Kitchener, ON


International Test Series Schedule

The schedule for the six game Senior Men’s National Team International Test Series between World #1 ranked New Zealand and #2 ranked Canada has been finalized. The Series will provide an excellent matchup, as the teams last met in the Gold Medal game of the 2004 World Championships in New Zealand, where the hosts posted a 9-5 victory. Both teams are beginning to prepare for the World Championships which will take place in Saskatoon, SK in 2009.

The first doubleheader will be played on Thursday, June 14th at Tudhope Park in Orillia, ON, with game times beginning at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Tickets will be sold at the door for a price of ten dollars per person.

The doubleheader in Sebringville, ON will take place at Community Park, with game times also beginning at 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Friday, June 15th. Tickets can be purchased through the Hallman Twins and Sebringville Sting, and will also be sold at the door. Admission cost for the event in Sebringville is five dollars.

Meanwhile, the doubleheader in Kitchener, ON will be played at the Peter Hallman Ball Yard on Saturday, June 16th. Please note that the game times for these games are 6:00pm and 8:00pm, and tickets will be sold for five dollars each at the door, or by calling Series Coordinator Larry Lynch (519-579-2903)  or  llynch9@rogers.com


Thursday, June 14th – Orillia, ON
7:00 p.m. Tudhope Park New Zealand vs. Canada
9:00 p.m. Tudhope Park New Zealand vs. Canada

Friday, June 15th – Sebringville, ON
7:00 p.m. Community Park New Zealand vs. Canada
9:00 p.m. Community Park New Zealand vs. Canada

Saturday, June 16th – Kitchener, ON
6:00 p.m. Peter Hallman Ball Yard New Zealand vs. Canada
8:00 p.m. Peter Hallman Ball Yard New Zealand vs. Canada


For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
gleblanc@softball.ca


In addition to the National Team games theNew Zealand Community Trust Black Sox will also be playing the Jarvis Merchantsin Jarvis,Ontario
Monday June  11, 7 and 9 p.m., and the following night they will tangle
with the Kitchener Hallman Twins at Optimist Park in Tavistock, Ontario, again7 and 9 p.m.
 
The 6 game international test series will be a highlight ofthe Ontario fastball summer of softball excellence. With major club team events scheduledin Woodstock, Monkton and Orillia
and the ISC World Championship scheduled for August in Kitchener, Ontario fans will truly salivate at the opportunities to catch “fastball fever”this year.


Summary:

. June 11 - NZ Black Sox vs Jarvis Merchants - Jarvis, ON - 7 & 9pm
. June 12 - NZ Black Sox vs Kitchener Twins - Tavistock, ON - 7 & 9pm
. June 14 - NZ Black Sox vs Canadian National Team - Orillia, ON - Tudhope Park - 7 & 9pm
. June 15 - NZ Black Sox vs Canadian National Team - Sebringville, ON - 7 & 9pm
. June 16 - NZ Black Sox vs Canadian National Team - Kitchener, ON - Peter Halman Ballyard - 6 & 8pm




Larry Lynch
llynch9@rogers.com


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