Tournament Preview: 2018 WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup
VIERA, Florida – The 2018 edition of the Canadian Women’s National Baseball Team has been in Florida since last Wednesday preparing for the start of the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup that gets underway on Wednesday, August 22ndat the USSSA Space Coast Complex.
Canada, currently ranked No. 2 in the world and the defending silver medalists from 2016, will face No. 10 Hong Kong tomorrow (2PM ET) USSSA Space Sports Complex Main Stadium to open the tournament.
Here’s what you need to know to follow Team Canada and the Women’s Baseball World Cup.
WHAT: The 8thWBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup will take place in Viera, Florida from August 22-31.
WHO: A 12-team field will compete For The Title of World Championwith Canada in Group B along with five-time defending world champions and world No. 1 Japan, No. 4 Australia, No. 9 Cuba, No. 10 Hong Kong and No. 13 Dominican Republic. Group A features host/No. 3 USA, No. 5 Venezuela, No. 6 Chinese Taipei, No. 7 Korea, No. 8 Netherlands and No. 13 Puerto Rico. Teams will play a round robin amongst their group in the Opening Round with the top three squads in each group advancing to the Super Round for crossover games. Following the Super Round, gold and bronze medal games will take place.
WHEN: Here is Canada’s Opening Round schedule with date, opponent and time.
- August 22 vs Hong Kong, 2PM ET
- August 23 vs Cuba, 2PM ET
- August 24 vs Japan, 6PM ET
- August 25 vs Australia, 6PM ET
- August 26 vs Dominican Republic, 2PM ET
The Super Round will take place from August 28, 29, and 30 with bronze and gold medal games slated for August 31st.
HOW TO FOLLOW: All 50 games of the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup will be streamed on the WBSC’s YouTube channel.
CANADA ROSTER: Canada’s 20-player roster features 14 athletes with previous World Cup experience including Kate Psota and Ashley Stephenson who will both be playing in their eighth World Cup event. Newcomers include: Madison Willan, McKinlee Kaulbach, Emma March, Allison Schroder, Elizabeth Gilder and Kaitlyn Ross.
WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup Website
WBSC YouTube Channel
Baseball Canada Women’s National Team Roster