Softball

The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team finished in second place in the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)

B.C. softball athletes help Canada’s national team advance to world cup group stage

Canada finished the WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier with an 8-3 record

 

The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team remains undefeated in the first three days of the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)

B.C. softball athletes help Canada’s national team climb to perfect record

Canada defeats Peru, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic in Women’s Pan American Championship

 

Jim Ullock walks through the Cloverdale Softball Training Centre on the Fairgrounds. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Love of the game: Cloverdale’s Jim Ullock turns passion into full-time work

Ullock started Cloverdale Softball Training Centre eight years ago

 

The Slo-Pitch Softball tournaments for the 2022 season were held at South Surrey’s Softball City in mid-August, with men’s and women’s teams competing. (Photo courtesy of David Bowers)
The Slo-Pitch Softball tournaments for the 2022 season were held at South Surrey’s Softball City in mid-August, with men’s and women’s teams competing. (Photo courtesy of David Bowers)
White Rock Renegades ‘06 batter Emma Smith takes a cut during a Canada Cup game in South Surrey earlier this summer. The team is currently in Montreal at Canadian U17 championships. (Nick Greenizan photo)

UPDATE: White Rock Renegades 05A win bronze at U17 fastpitch nationals in Montreal

2005- and 2006-born fastpitch squads battled for Canadian title in Montreal

White Rock Renegades ‘06 batter Emma Smith takes a cut during a Canada Cup game in South Surrey earlier this summer. The team is currently in Montreal at Canadian U17 championships. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Softball City will be the host venue for the 2024 Men’s World Fastball Tournament. (Softball City Facebook photo)

Surrey to host 2024 Men’s World Fastpitch championships

Event scheduled for Aug. 10-17 at Softball City

Softball City will be the host venue for the 2024 Men’s World Fastball Tournament. (Softball City Facebook photo)
The U15 Cloverdale Fury are seen right after winning a national title Aug. 7. The Fury beat the Surrey Storm in the final 11-4. (Image via Softball Canada)

Bats of Fury: Cloverdale U15 team wins fastpitch nationals

Girls outscored opponents 87-17 on way to victory

The U15 Cloverdale Fury are seen right after winning a national title Aug. 7. The Fury beat the Surrey Storm in the final 11-4. (Image via Softball Canada)
Surrey Storm won the U19 women’s fast pitch national championship July 31 in Fredericton, N.B. (Submitted photo: Ryan Woodward)

Storm surge: Surrey U19 team wins fastpitch nationals as ‘last hurrah’ for some players

‘They just believed in themselves as a group and weren’t going to take losing as an option,’ coach says

Surrey Storm won the U19 women’s fast pitch national championship July 31 in Fredericton, N.B. (Submitted photo: Ryan Woodward)
B.C. Men’s Fastpitch Championships will be held later this month at Softball City. (Contributed photo)

Softball City set to host men’s fastpitch provincials

Surrey-hosted tournament will feature 18 teams from across B.C.

B.C. Men’s Fastpitch Championships will be held later this month at Softball City. (Contributed photo)
Head coach Shannon Maion is see with her daughter Natalie (left) after Cloverdale’s U11 Fury captured provincial softball gold earlier in July. At right Maion is seen playing for Team Canada in 2002. This year, Maion chose not to enter her team in year-round softball training, instead allowing her players to focus on the multi-sport approach. Maion said, “We showed that you do not have to be playing year round at this age in order to be successful.” (Photos submitted: Shannon Maion)

Cloverdale softball coach finds success with ‘multi-sport’ approach

‘We showed that you do not have to be playing year round at this age in order to be successful’

Head coach Shannon Maion is see with her daughter Natalie (left) after Cloverdale’s U11 Fury captured provincial softball gold earlier in July. At right Maion is seen playing for Team Canada in 2002. This year, Maion chose not to enter her team in year-round softball training, instead allowing her players to focus on the multi-sport approach. Maion said, “We showed that you do not have to be playing year round at this age in order to be successful.” (Photos submitted: Shannon Maion)
The Cloverdale Fury celebrate after winning the U11 Supermite provincial championship on Canada Day weekend. Back row: assistant coach Jeff Koruz, head coach Shannon Maion, assistant coach Ryan Allard. Players standing: Avery Sorenson, Natalie Maion, Jordan Braeder, Holly Hunter, Mackenzie Schierbeck, Brianne Allard, Taylor Laven, Keira Domonkos, Lynden Savage, Sadie Beukers, Charlotte Hay. Players kneeling: Ensley Lappin, Ella Koruz. (Photo: submitted)

Cloverdale Fury capture U11 Supermite softball provincial title

‘Super’ play for Supermite team as they lost only one game all season

The Cloverdale Fury celebrate after winning the U11 Supermite provincial championship on Canada Day weekend. Back row: assistant coach Jeff Koruz, head coach Shannon Maion, assistant coach Ryan Allard. Players standing: Avery Sorenson, Natalie Maion, Jordan Braeder, Holly Hunter, Mackenzie Schierbeck, Brianne Allard, Taylor Laven, Keira Domonkos, Lynden Savage, Sadie Beukers, Charlotte Hay. Players kneeling: Ensley Lappin, Ella Koruz. (Photo: submitted)
Screenshot from Softball Canada video shows men’s fastpitch players in action. (Photo: Youtube.com)

Surrey’s Softball City to host Men’s Canadian Fastpitch Championships in summer 2023

Surrey will be a first-time host of the tournament, which has been played since 1965

Screenshot from Softball Canada video shows men’s fastpitch players in action. (Photo: Youtube.com)
After smashing a hit down the right-field line, Cloverdale Fury ‘06 baserunner Ella Booth is thrown out at home against the White Rock Renegades ‘06 during a Showcase Gold division game Thursday at the Canada Cup. (Nick Greenizan photo)

PHOTOS: Canada remains undefeated at Canada Cup

Canadian national team will play U.S. on Friday at Softball City in South Surrey

After smashing a hit down the right-field line, Cloverdale Fury ‘06 baserunner Ella Booth is thrown out at home against the White Rock Renegades ‘06 during a Showcase Gold division game Thursday at the Canada Cup. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Team Canada arrived at Softball City for a press event and brief practice Monday morning. The team will begin play tonight against Australia’s development team. (Nick Greenizan photo)

PHOTOS: New-look national team arrives in South Surrey for Canada Cup

Team Canada opens schedule Monday night with game against Australian development squad

Team Canada arrived at Softball City for a press event and brief practice Monday morning. The team will begin play tonight against Australia’s development team. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Longtime Canadian national women’s softball team member Natalie Wideman is one of the returnees to the team this summer. (Nick Greenizan photo)

National team roster for Canada Cup to feature White Rock Renegade additions

Lauren Benson, Emma Dorval and Madelyn McKinnon are new members of Team Canada this summer

Longtime Canadian national women’s softball team member Natalie Wideman is one of the returnees to the team this summer. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Clockwise, from top left: Canada Cup founder Glen Todd; longtime volunteer and Softball BC executive Zeone Andrijaszyn; volunteer Craig Donaldson; and Frank Demaris. All four have passed away since the last Canada Cup tournament was held in 2019 and will be honoured at this year’s event. (Contributed photos)

Canada Cup tournament to honour memory of late founder, longtime volunteers

June 21 event to honour Glen Todd, Frank Demaris, Craig Donaldson and Zeone Andrijaszyn

Clockwise, from top left: Canada Cup founder Glen Todd; longtime volunteer and Softball BC executive Zeone Andrijaszyn; volunteer Craig Donaldson; and Frank Demaris. All four have passed away since the last Canada Cup tournament was held in 2019 and will be honoured at this year’s event. (Contributed photos)
After a two-year break due to COVID-19, the Canada Cup will return to Surrey this summer. (File photo)

Return of Canada Cup softball tournament ‘so exciting’ for organizers

After two-year COVID-19 hiatus, popular fastpitch event set for Softball City June 17-26

After a two-year break due to COVID-19, the Canada Cup will return to Surrey this summer. (File photo)
Simon Fraser University’s Alex Ogg – a former White Rock Renegade – was named the NCAA Div. 2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s player of the year. (Garrett James photo)

Former White Rock Renegade earns university player-of-year honours

Alex Ogg paced Simon Fraser University offence during softball season

Simon Fraser University’s Alex Ogg – a former White Rock Renegade – was named the NCAA Div. 2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s player of the year. (Garrett James photo)
This summer’s Canada Cup softball event will feature special ceremonies honouring both the Canadian national women’s team that won bronze at the Summer Olympics last summer (left) and former Team Canada slugger Melanie Matthews (right), who will be inducted into the WSBC Hall of Fame. (Left: The Canadian Press photo; right: Contributed photo)

Canada Cup to feature Olympic medallists, hall-of-fame induction

Surrey’s Melanie Matthews to be inducted into WBSC Hall of Fame during summer tournament

This summer’s Canada Cup softball event will feature special ceremonies honouring both the Canadian national women’s team that won bronze at the Summer Olympics last summer (left) and former Team Canada slugger Melanie Matthews (right), who will be inducted into the WSBC Hall of Fame. (Left: The Canadian Press photo; right: Contributed photo)
Glen Todd, founder of the Canada Cup International Faspitch Championship, speaks to Team Canada prior to the 2009 tournament. (File photo)

Canada Cup founder, horse-racing ‘icon’ Glen Todd dies

Todd remembered for love of horses, and for growing softball in Surrey and beyond

Glen Todd, founder of the Canada Cup International Faspitch Championship, speaks to Team Canada prior to the 2009 tournament. (File photo)