Former Salpointe standout Brianna Aguilar-Beaucage (Grand Canyon) was selected to represent Canada this summer at the Canada Cup and the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship from July 24 to 30 in Clearwater, Florida. Softball Canada released its final roster Monday morning following a Selection Camp held in Cloverdale, BC earlier this month.
The Canadian Junior Women’s National Team will gather in Surrey, BC to compete in the Canada Cup July 8-16 before heading to Clearwater for the World Championship.
Team Canada matched its all-time best finish of fourth at the previous Junior Women’s World Championship held in Oklahoma City in 2015. The United States won the Gold medal, with Japan taking Silver and Puerto Rico earning Bronze.
Former Sabino standout Kelsey Jenkins (Wisconsin) was a member pf Canada’s Junior World Team in 2015. Jenkins led Team Canada with 27 at-bats, nine hits, two doubles, two triples and a slugging percentage of .556. In addition, Jenkins was the only member of Team Canada to collect a hit against Team USA. Her double came against 2015 ALL-USA Player of the Year Kelly Barnhill.
Jenkins will be attending the Women’s National Team Selection Camp from June 22-27 in Missisauga, ON. Aguilar-Beaucage has also been invited to try out for the National Team.
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