Softball Canada reveals core players for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup

Softball Canada reveals core players for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup
The list includes10 players. The rest of the squad for the top men’s softball tournament in the world will be announced in mid-September.

Softball Canada has announced 10 athletes who have been selected as core players of the Canadian National Team that will compete in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022. The world championship tournament will be played from 26 November to 4 December in Auckland, New Zealand.

The coaching staff will select the remaining athletes by 15 September to form its 16-player World Cup roster.

Canada qualified for the 2022 WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup with a silver-medal performance at the XI Men’s Pan American Championship that took place April 24-30 in Parana, Argentina.

The Canadian squad recently moved up three spots to No. 3 in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Rankings after their Pan American Championship result. The red and white won back-to-back bronze medals at the 2017 and 2019 WBSC Men’s Softball World Cups after winning gold at the event in 2015.

Eight of the 10 announced players are veterans from the 2019 team that earned the bronze medal in the last World Cup, played in Czech Republic in 2019. 

The 10 core players identified by Softball Canada's Men’s National Team coaching staff are:

  • Bryan Abrey
  • Shane Boland
  • Sean Cleary
  • Bradley Ezekiel
  • Jason Hill
  • Derek Mayson
  • Devon McCullough
  • Zach Pierce
  • Mathieu Roy
  • Colin Walsh