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Softball Canada Announces 2024 WBSC Men’s World Cup Group B Roster

July 8, 2024

Ottawa, ON - - Softball Canada Announces 2024 WBSC Men’s World Cup Group B Roster


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July 8th, 2024


Softball Canada Announces 2024 WBSC Men’s World Cup Group B Roster

 

Ottawa, Ont. - Softball Canada and the Men’s National Team coaching staff are pleased to announce the Team Canada roster set to compete at the 2024 WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup Group Stage B from July 10 to 14 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. 

"We are all excited and ready to go for WBSC World Cup Group Stage.” stated Men’s National Team Head Coach John Stuart. “Although some of our veterans are unavailable for this event, it is a great opportunity for our coaching staff to see some players wearing the maple leaf and representing Canada for the first time. Our goal remains the same as always, to compete for the top spot on the final day." 

In May 2024, Softball Canada announced eleven (11) core athletes for the Men’s National Team and has since added five (5) athletes from the athlete pool to complete the roster. The new additions are Dallas Kipfer (Kitchener, Ont.), Jeff Lyons (Glencoe, Ont.), Mason McKay (Tavistock, Ont.), Steven Normand (Calgary, Alta.), and Tyler Randerson (New Hamburg, Ont.). 

Currently ranked No. 3 in the WBSC World Rankings, Canada aims to build on their success after winning a silver medal at the XVII Men’s Softball World Cup in 2022. 

The WBSC World Cup Group B competition features No. 1 Argentina, No. 3 Canada, No. 10 New Zealand, No. 11 Singapore, No. 16 Israel, and No. 24 Hong Kong, China. 

The Dominican Republic (No. 14) and Australia (No. 2) have already secured their spots in the XVIII WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup Finals following the conclusion of Group A in Hermosillo, Mexico last month, leaving six more spots up for grabs. The top two teams from each group stage, along with two wild cards, will qualify for the 2025 WBSC World Cup Finals, to be held from July 8 to 13 in Prince Albert, Sask. 

Group C will be played September 17-21 in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

The following athletes will represent Canada at the 2024 WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup Group B: 

FIRST NAMELAST NAMEHOMETOWN
Bryan Abrey Richmond, B.C.
Blake Hunter Nanaimo, B.C.
Cory Jones Leduc, Alta.
Dallas Kipfer Kitchener, Ont.
Justin Laskowski Warman, Sask.
Jeff Lyons Glencoe, Ont.
Mason McKay Tavistock, Ont.
Scott Nehaj Maple Ridge, B.C.
Steven Normand Calgary, Alta.
Tyler Pauli Mitchell, Ont.
Jordan Pomeroy Placentia, N.L.
Tyler Randerson New Hamburg, Ont.
Mathieu Roy Saint-Gervais, Que.
Justin Schofield Grand Pré, N.S. 
Ty Sebastian Brussels, Ont.
Nick White Truro, N.S.

BOLD = Members of the 2022 WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup Roster 

 

Coaching Staff

POSITIONNAMEHOMETOWN
Head Coach John Stuart Merritt, B.C.
Assistant Coach Les Howey Conception Bay South, N.L
Assistant Coach Mark Quinn Mermaid, P.E.I.
Athletic Therapist Adam Davies Ottawa, Ont.
Manager Gilles LeBlanc Dieppe, N.B.
CEO Mike Branchaud Ottawa, Ont.
Team Leader Brooks Penrod Saskatoon, Sask. 

 

2024 WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup Group Stage B – Team Canada Schedule 

DATEOPPONENTTIME
July 10 Canada vs. Hong Kong, China 6:00pm CST (8:00pm EDT)
July 11 Canada vs. Singapore 4:00pm CST (6:00pm EDT)
July 11 Canada vs. Argentina 7:00pm CST (9:00pm EDT)
July 12 Canada vs. New Zealand 7:00pm CST (9:00pm EDT)
July 13 Canada vs. Israel 7:00pm CST (9:00pm EDT)


Stay updated with the latest developments by following Softball Canada and the WBSC across all major social medial platforms. Click here to view WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup Group B website.  

 

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For more information, please contact:

Cassidy Burton
Manager - Marketing & Communications
Softball Canada
m: 613-523-5761
w: www.softball.ca | e: cburton@softball.ca

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