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Border Battle XII cancelled :(

Border Battle XII cancelled due to travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic

August 12, 2021
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Due to travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2021 edition of Border Battle, an annual international event featuring the USA Softball and Canada Slow Pitch National Teams, has been cancelled. Additionally, the Men’s and Women’s Slow Pitch Showdown, which features matchups between the U.S. Slow Pitch National Team (Men’s and Women’s) and their respective U.S. Futures Teams (Men’s and Women’s) has also been cancelled. 


“It has been a difficult past two years as we’ve dealt with the impact of COVID-19 in the midst of planning this prestigious international slow pitch event,” said USA Softball Director of Membership Services, Rich Cress. “Although we were hopeful to welcome Border Battle back to Oklahoma City this year after the cancellation of the 2020 edition, we are now eagerly looking forward to showcasing this event at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in 2022.” 

Previously announced in April, a total of 56 athletes were named to the 2021 Men’s and Women’s Slow Pitch National Teams and Futures Teams rosters, which were set to represent the Red, White and Blue in the annual Border Battle XII and Slow Pitch Showdown. 

To view the two 14-athlete Men’s Slow Pitch National Team and Futures Team rosters, click here

To view the two 14-athlete Women’s Slow Pitch National Team and Futures Team rosters, click here.

For more information on the history of Border Battle, please visit

About USA Softball
USA Softball (USAS) is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations.  USAS is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USAS umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. 

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USAS is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit,

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