Pan Am women’s baseball hopefuls begin camp on Monday

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Adam Morissette 

OTTAWA-Thirty-two players will be in Toronto from May 11-17 looking to earn one of eighteen available roster spots on the Women’s National Team.

Team Manager André Lachance and his coaching staff will use the camp to choose the 18 players that will represent Canada at the Pan Am Games in Ajax from July 20-26. Women’s baseball will be appearing at the 2015 Pan Am Games for the first time ever.

“It’s exciting for women’s baseball and our national team program,” said Lachance. “The opportunity to be a part of this historic event and the fact that the tournament will be played in Canada is very exciting so I’m anticipating a very competitive (selection) camp in Toronto.”

After physical testing Monday morning at Rogers Centre, players will be split into two sides (Canada Red and Canada Black) for an inter-squad game in the afternoon.

The squads will remain intact for the week with each team playing a five-game exhibition schedule from May 12-16.

The final 18-player roster will be announced on Sunday, May 17th.

Schedule

05/12 9:30am: Canada Red vs North York Bantam AAA Rogers Centre
1pm: Canada Black vs Toronto Mets 16U Rogers Centre
05/13 6pm: Canada Black vs Vaughan Bantam AAA Vaughan Park
8:30pm: Canada Red vs Vaughan Bantam AAA Vaughan Park
05/14 6pm: Canada Red vs Royal York Midget Connorvale Park
8:30pm: Canada Black vs Royal York Midget Connorvale Park
05/15 6pm: Canada Black vs Scarborough Midget Wishing Well Park
8:30pm: Canada Red vs Scarborough Midget Wishing Well Park
05/16 10am: Canada Red vs Scarborough Midget Rogers Centre
2pm: Canada Black vs East York Bantam AAA Rogers Centre
05/17 9am: Team Canada vs Martingrove Midget Rogers Centre

*For fans interested in attending games at Rogers Centre, please enter through Gate 5.

Canada Red

Niki Boyd, Becky Hartley, Kelsey Lalor, Meagan Baird, Bradi Wall, Nicole Luchanski, Amanda Asay, Jennifer Gilroy, Claire Eccles, Samantha Ostrom, Jessica Bérubé, Heidi Northcott, Heather Healey, Autumn Mills, Sabrina Périard, Hannah Martensen

Canada Black

Megan Cornelssen, Emma Carr, Marie-France Castillo, Jenna Flannigan, Ashley Stephenson, Brittany Hicks, Daphnée Gélinas, Jenna Hillman, Kate Psota, Melissa Armstrong, Vanessa Riopel, Daniella Matteucci, Cindy Saavedra, Shayla Shahsavar, Brinley McLaren, Stéphanie Savoie, Canada Black

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