As we first reported, former Salpointe pitcher Brianna Aguilar-Beaucage was named to the Canadian Junior Women’s National Team to compete at the Canada Cup and the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship from July 24 to 30 in Clearwater, Florida.
Now, the Grand Canyon standout, earned a spot on the Women’s National Team to compete in the US World Cup of Softball XII to be held in Oklahoma City from July 5-9 according to Softball Canada.
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 attended the Women’s National Team Selection Camp held in Missisauga, Ontario from June 22-27. She earned a spot on the 15-member Women’s National Team.
The Women’s National team will travel to Chicago to play an exhibition series against the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF) on June 30 and July 1, followed by the US World Cup of Softball from July 5-9 in Oklahoma City before competing at the Canada Cup from July 11-17 in Surrey, B.C.
The Women’s National Team will later take on the Akron Racers NPF team on July 31 and August 1 in Akron, Ohio prior to competing in the WBSC Pan American Women’s Softball Championship, which is scheduled to take place August 4-13 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The team will later travel overseas to compete in the Japan Cup from August 25-28.
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