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Men’s world fastpitch softball championship fast approaching

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

WHITEHORSE, CANADA – The 15th Men’s World Softball Championship begins July 7 and continues through July 16 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada with 16 teams competing for the title at the Pepsi Softball Centre.

While 2017 will be the first time Yukon hosts a senior men’s event, Softball Yukon has hosted three previous world softball championships – the Junior Men’s World Softball Championship in 2008 and 2014, as well as the 2012 Women’s World Softball Championship.

  • The USA National Team will be right in the hunt for a medal.
  • To learn about the teams and players that comprise five regions of the world, visit: 2017 WBSC Men’s Rosters
  • Sunday’s action: a wrap-up of the ISF Junior Men’s World Championship

    Monday, July 14th, 2014


    Whitehorse, Yukon, CA – An informative review of the third day of the world championship about the teams that won and the players that made it happen.

    Visit Sunday’s Wrap-up

    Canada takes wild rollercoaster border battle from USA

    Monday, July 14th, 2014

    WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CA – Canada giveth and Canada taketh away.

    The marquee game of Sunday night’s ISF Junior Men’s World Championship featured the border battle between Canada and the USA.

    But through the first 6 1/3 innings the game was less marquee and all Canadian dominance.

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    Canada’s Zehr provides heroics in walkoff victory over USA

    Sunday, July 13th, 2014

    After their 7-1 lead evaporated in the top of the seventh inning last night, Team Canada needed a hero.

    By Marcel Vander Wier / Whitehorse Daily Star

    WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CA – After their 7-1 lead evaporated in the top of the seventh inning last night, Team Canada needed a hero.

    Tyson Zehr, a 19-year-old infielder from Tavistock, Ont., seized the moment, hitting a bases-loaded double over the American left-fielder’s head to give the hosts a 9-8 walkoff victory and push their record to 2-1.

    “I knew I?had to hit it deep, and it just kept going,”?Zehr said of his winning hit. “There were chills running through my body. But it wouldn’t have mattered if the four guys before me wouldn’t have got on base.”

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    International softball tourney coming to Saskatoon

    Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
      (I am wondering, is USA Softball and the Amateur Softball Association, sending a team to represent the United States?)

    BY DON RICE, The Star Phoenix
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    JUNE 20, 2013

    SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN – The first-ever Under-21 Men’s International Softball Championships is coming to Saskatoon next month.

    Provincial teams from across Canada, as well as an Argentine national team and the New Zealand International Softball Academy are all coming to town July 9 to 14.

    “We’re going to feature some of the top under-21 softball players in the world,” tournament vice-chair Mark Loehndorf said at a press conference on Wednesday.

    Fifteen members of Canada’s 2012 under-19 world championship squad will appear for their various provincial teams. The Argentine roster features four under-19 world-championship-winning players, including top-rated pitcher Huemul Mata Carabajal.

    “I’ve been all across the country to nationals (and) westerns, and this is probably the biggest tournament I’ve ever been a part of,” Team Saskatchewan pitcher Alex Fehr said.

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