CLEARWATER, Fla. – Current Auburn softball player Alyssa Rivera and incoming freshmen Kara Bilodeau and Taylon Snow are set to represent both their school and their country at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women’s World Championship.
Competition is set to take place July 24-31 in Clearwater, Fla. at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex.
Rivera and Snow will don the red, white and blue for Team USA, while Bilodeau is tabbed to wear the red and white of Team Canada.
The WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship will feature a total of 26 teams divided into four groups.
Countries finishing among the top two in their respective groups will advance into the championship round-robin of two pools, while countries finishing third and fourth in pool play will be placed in a placement pool and play in a double-page system to determine 9th through 16th place.
For those teams finishing lower than fourth place in their respective pools, they will compete against each other in a single-elimination format for 17th through 26th place.
Fans will see the championship section through the double-page playoff and the placement section continuing through either a double-page or single-elimination format depending on their round-robin finish.
Team USA opens up play against Turkey and Guatemala at 8 a.m. CT and 5 p.m. CT, respectively, on July 24 to kick off the event. In addition to opening day games, the U.S. will face South Africa, Italy, Philippines and Chinese Taipei.
Team Canada opens play versus Mexico Monday at 3 p.m. CT and is also slated to face Great Britain, China, Ireland and Korea.
Team USA Round-Robin Schedule
July 24 – vs. Turkey at 8 a.m. CT
July 24 – vs. Guatemala at 5 p.m. CT
July 25 – vs. South Africa at 5 p.m. CT
July 26 – vs. Italy at 10:30 a.m. CT
July 27 – vs. Philippines at 10 a.m. CT
July 27 – vs. Chinese Taipei at 5 p.m. CT
July 28-30 – TBD
Team Canada Round-Robin Schedule
July 24 – vs. Mexico at 3 p.m. CT
July 25 – vs. Ireland at 10 a.m. CT
July 26 – vs. Korea at 10 a.m. CT
July 26 – vs. Great Britain at 5 p.m. CT
July 27 – vs. China at 5:30 p.m. CT
July 28-30 – TBD