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Canada/USA women's national baseball teams to play series in city

Canada and the United States will play a five-game series in Thunder Bay, starting on July 28.
Baseball Canada Women's Team
(Baseball Canada photo)

THUNDER BAY – Some of Canada’s most promising female baseball players are heading to Thunder Bay this summer.

Baseball Canada on Monday announced a five-game Women’s Baseball Friendship Series against the United States will take place at in the city from July 28 to Aug. 1.

It’s the first time the two countries have met internationally since 2019.

“Building from the U-18 Baseball World Cups in 2010 and 2017, the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association is thrilled to host the Canadian and American Women’s National Teams to Thunder Bay,” said Nick Melchiorre, vice president of the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association, in a Baseball Canada release.

“We are excited to showcase some of the best women’s baseball players in the world to our community and make their experience in Thunder Bay a memorable one.”

Baseball Canada CEO Jason Dickson, a former major leaguer in his own right, said his organization is happy they could make the series happen.

“Fans in Thunder Bay can expect a highly entertaining series between two nations that always compete hard against one another,” Dickson said.

“The chance to represent your country on home soil is a special opportunity that we’re excited to provide our athletes later this year.”

Mayor Bill Mauro said it’s a great opportunity for baseball fans in the city, being able to see high-level competition up close and personal.

“We are excited to welcome the Canadian and American Women’s National Teams to Thunder Bay this summer,” Mauro said.

“Thunder Bay has a passion for baseball and the Canada/U.S. Friendship Series promises to be an exciting event. We look forward to continuing our tradition of hosting high level baseball events.”

The schedule for the tournament will be released later this year.

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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