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2019 Border Battle XI – Team USA vs Canada preview!

 

Border Battle XI

Dow Diamond | Midland, Mich.

July 26-28, 2019

 

USA Softball links to the schedule, Livestream, and Live Stats

Team USA and Future Stars Rosters Link

Playlist of SoftballCenter USA vs Canada videos over the years

Chat Room for the Border Battle

 

Border battle XI is this Friday through Sunday and returns to the baseball stadium at Dow Field in Midland, Michigan.  Advantage should go to the USA on the mens side on the big field.  All the action starts at 9:30 AM Eastern time Friday morning with mens, womens, and coed teams playing throughout the 3 days.  The Border Battle is highlighted by the mens and womens Team USA taking on Team Canada.  The Futures teams take on the National teams on Friday.  The National teams take on each other Saturday.  And the USA Futures teams take on Team USA on Sunday.  The chat room will be up for discussion during the games but I (DW) unfortunately couldn't go due to my twins high school graduation party and my sons birthday.

Border Battle History Link

Report from the last time it was in Midland, Michigan

 

 


Date  Time (ET) Matchup Field  Media 
July 26  9:30 AM On Point – Canada Women Dow Diamond  Live Stats | Live Stream
 

11:00 AM

Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos – USA Women's Futures Dow Diamond  Live Stats Live Stream
  12:30 PM On Point – USA Women Dow Diamond Live StatsLive Stream
  2:30 PM Wallace Lawn Care/Gillies – Canada Men Dow Diamond Live StatsLive Stream
  4:00 PM Comatose – USA Men Futures Dow Diamond Live StatsLive Stream
  5:30 PM Wallace Lawn Care/Gillies – USA Men Dow Diamond Live StatsLive Stream
  7:00 PM USA Men Futures – Canada Men Dow Diamond Live StatsLive Stream
  9:00 PM USA Women Futures – Canada Women Dow Diamond  Live Stats Live Stream
         
July 27  9:30 AM On Point  – USA Women Futures Dow Diamond Live StatsLive Stream
  11:00 AM Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos – USA Women Dow Diamond  Live StatsLive Stream
  12:30 PM Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos – Canada Women Dow Diamond  Live Stats Live Stream
  2:30 PM Comatose – USA Men Dow Diamond  Live StatsLive Stream
  4:00 PM Coed Futures 1 – Coed Futures 2 Dow Diamond  Live StatsLive Stream
  5:30 PM

Canada Women – USA Women

Border Battle III

Dow Diamond 

Live StatsLive Stream

  7:00 PM

Canada Men – USA Men

Border Battle XI

Dow Diamond  Live StatsLive Stream
  9:00 PM

Wallace Lawn Care/Gillies – USA Men Futures

Dow Diamond  Live StatsLive Stream
         
July 28  9:30 AM Comatose – Canada Men Dow Diamond Live StatsLive Stream
  11:00 AM 

USA Men Futures – USA Men

USA Men's Slow Pitch Showdown

Dow Diamond Live StatsLive Stream
  1:00 PM

USA Women Futures – USA Women

USA Women's Slow Pitch Showdown

Dow Diamond Live StatsLive Stream

USA Softball Slow Pitch National Teams arrive in Midland, Mich. for Border Battle XI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2019
Web Release: Link
OKLAHOMA CITY — The top slow pitch softball in the world will take place at Dow Diamond in Midland, Mich. July 26-28 at Border Battle XI. Members of the 2019 USA Softball Men’s Slow Pitch National Team (MSPNT), Men’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team (Men’s Futures), Women’s Slow Pitch National Team (WSPNT) and Women’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team (Women’s Futures) have arrived in Midland, and each team will compete in three days of action against Canada’s Men’s and Women’s Slow Pitch National Team rosters and grassroots clubs.
 
Click here for live stats, streaming and rosters for Border Battle XI
 
The action kicks off at 9:30 a.m. ET as On Point takes on the Canadian Women. The first U.S. squad to take the field are the Women’s Futures, who are set for an 11 a.m. ET contest against Low Bobs/Shirts & Logos followed by a 12:30 p.m. ET game between the WSPNT and On Point.  The Men’s Futures face Comatose at 4 p.m. ET followed by the MSPNT taking on Wallace Lawn Care/Gillies at 5:30 p.m. ET. The Men’s Futures and Women’s Futures close out the day with contests against the Canada Men and Women at 7 p.m. ET and 9 p.m., respectively.
 
New to the 2019 edition of Border Battle is a co-ed matchup in which members of the Men’s and Women’s Futures Teams will face off on two separate co-ed squads at 4 p.m. ET on July 27.
 
All four U.S. teams are slated for additional matchups over the next two days of competition that are highlighted by marquee events: the Men’s and Women’s Slow Pitch Showdown and Women’s and Men’s Border Battle.
 
In a classic USA vs. Canada matchup, Border Battle is the marquee event for both the MSPNT and WSPNT as both U.S. squads look to defend their Border Battle titles after defeating Team Canada in 2018. The Women’s Border Battle, now in its third year, will be held Saturday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. ET while the Men’s Border Battle, which held its inaugural event in 2009, is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. 
 
Closing out the three-day event is the Slow Pitch Showdown, established in 2012, is a battle between the Futures squads and the Slow Pitch National Teams. The Men’s Slow Pitch Showdown will take place on Sunday, July 28 at 11 a.m. ET while the Women’s Slow Pitch Showdown will bring Border Battle XI to a close at 1 p.m. ET.
 
Click here for more history on the Slow Pitch Showdown and Border Battle
 
Admission to all games of Border Battle XI will be free while free live stats and live streaming are available for fans who can’t attend and can be accessed at USASoftball.com.
 
Team USA quotes on Border Battle:
 
“It’s such an honor to coach this team, a true blessing, and for me the best part is to watch the rookies put the USA jersey on for the first time. It’s something I wish every American could experience. As for the games, our staff is so excited to finally get this team on the field and show everyone what we have. We fully expect Team Canada and the Futures Team to give us their best shot.” – USA Softball Women’s Slow Pitch National Team Head Coach, Don Cooper.
 
“I am so excited about this year’s Border Battle as USA Softball has added a new addition to the family. This year fans will get to watch the Women’s Futures Team take on Team USA, Canada, two additional teams and play a coed game with the Men’s Futures Team. These women have been working so hard this summer and have been so excited about this weekend since the team was announced. We have a great mix of talent and I can’t wait to watch them go to battle on the field here in Midland, Michigan at Dow Diamond.” – USA Softball Women’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team Head Coach, Cara Coughenour.
 
“The selection committee has done an excellent job putting this squad together. We have a very balanced team with sound pitching, defense, hitting, and true stadium power.  We also couldn’t be more excited about the chance to play on beautiful Dow Diamond!  It’s one of the best kept fields in the country and they were a great host to us before.”– USA Softball Men’s Slow Pitch National Team Head Coach, Brett Helmer.
 
“The Men’s Futures Team has a lot of new faces this year. They are eager and hungry to prove that they belong in the Border Battle. We are deep and talented at all positions and I'm excited to be back in Midland at Dow Diamond Stadium.  The staff and this park have been one of my best experiences as the Futures coach.” – USA Softball Men’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team Head Coach, Rob Humphrey.

 


 

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2018 Border Battle Teams


Pictures of Dow Stadium in Midland, Michigan

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