Team U.S.A. and Japan are two of the four national teams which will begin play at the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship this afternoon at Softball City.

National teams start play at Softball City

Japan the defending champions at Canadian Open tournament in Surrey.

The four national teams competing at the 2104 Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship will begin play today at Softball City.

While the Women’s tournament got underway over the weekend with the Bloomington Lady Hearts, NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Assocaition) All-Stars and White Rock Renegades on the diamond, the national teams of Japan, Mexico, the United States and Canada were wrapping up an international event in Irvine, California.

Team Canada fell 5-2 to the U.S.A. in the championship game of the World Cup of Softball IX Sunday morning.

Canada was 5-1 in the round robin, their only loss a 5-3 defeat against the U.S.A.

Japan placed fourth in the seven-team event, while Mexico placed sixth.

Canada will play their first game at the Canadian Open tonight at 8:30 p.m. against Basque Country (Spain).

Team U.S.A. will play twice today, first against the Lady Hearts at 3:30 p.m. then again at 6:30 p.m. against Japan, the defending Canadian Open champions.

Mexico’s first game is also at 3:30 p.m. They will play the host White Rock Renegades.

White Rock has dropped their first two games of the tournament, falling 3-1 to Bloomington on Saturday before a 14-2 loss to the NJCAA All-Stars Sunday evening.

Bloomington won their second game Monday night, doubling the NJCAA team, 4-2.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey tells Uber to cease operations in city, but company ‘respectfully’ declines

Ridesharing company told to stop operating within the city by 9 p.m. Jan. 24

Surrey RCMP investigate report of explosion at home

‘Emotionally elevated’ person taken ‘safely’ into custody: police

Man killed in fall from 3 Civic Plaza balcony in Surrey

Heavy emergency services presence in plaza at the skyscraper, at 13475 Central Ave.

Ride-hailing arrives in North Delta

Uber’s picking up passengers in North Delta, Ladner, but Tsawwassen is still waiting for the service

Surrey brothers win trip to review Mexico resort

Shaynen and Brennen Singh featured in latest Sunwing commercial

Women take centre stage at NHL all-star skills competition

Canada beat the United States 2-1 in a spirited 3-on-3 game between female players Friday night

Coronavirus concerns cause cancellation of Langley Lunar New Year celebration

Close to 1,000 were expected to attend the annual Live In Langley event on Saturday

Second earthquake in two days strikes near Agassiz

A 2.6-magnitude recorded Saturday morning

BCLC opens novelty bet on Harry and Meghan moving to the west coast

Meanwhile, real estate agency points to four possible homes for the family

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will raise its response level to emergency, highest one

B.C.’s oldest practising lawyer celebrates 100th birthday, shares advice

Firefighters bring Constance Isherwood a cake with 100 birthday candles

Vernon woman suing McDonald’s for spilled coffee

Woman seeking nearly $10K, says employee failed to put lid on properly

Most Read

l -->