Team Canada Ready for Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship

July 16, 2013

Oklahoma City, OK

July 16th, 2013

Team Canada Ready for Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship


(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




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




July 21


Playoff Round




July 22


Medal Round






For more information, please contact:

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