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Mexico announces Softball National Team's schedule ahead of 2020 Olympic Games

26/10/2019

World No. 5 Mexico announced the National Team’s schedule to tune up for the historic softball return to the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. The schedule includes training camps in Japan and Italy, the participation of the team in the Asia Pacific Cup, in Australia, and a renewed partnership with Cleveland Comets to allow Mexican players compete in the 2020 National Professional Fastpitch (NPF) season.

Mexico became the fourth Nation to qualify to the six-team Softball Olympic event in Tokyo 2020. The team went undefeated to win the WBSC Softball Americas Qualification event, held in Surrey, Canada, from 25 August to 1 September, qualifying for the Olympic Games for the first time ever. Mexico also qualified to the WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup 2021.

Mexico will participate in the next list of events, in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games:

  • 10-25 November, 2019 – Training Camp and Exhibition Games vs Japan in Onimichi, Japan
  • 30 January – 2 February, 2020 – Asia Pacific Cup, Sydney, Australia
  • 8-16 February, 2020 – Triple Crown Event in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Vs Tennessee, Texas among others
  • 24 March, 2020 at San Diego State University and University of San Diego
  • 26-28 March, 2020 at University of Arizona Vs BYU, New Mexico & Arizona
  • 10-12 April at Fresno State vs Team Canada
  • 23-30 May, 2020 – Training Camp and Exhibition Games vs Italy & Europe Team in Sardinia, Italy

Mexico also announced a renewed commitment with the team Cleveland Comet to compete in the 2020 NPF season.

“Mexico is happy to announce that we will continue to work with the Cleveland Comets and the National Pro-Fastpitch league (NPF) in 2020 and for years to come,” stated Mr. Cruz Rolando Guerrero Castilla, President of Mexico National Federation. “Our team’s success at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) America’s Olympic qualifier also belongs to our partners the Cleveland Comets and the NPF. Playing in the rigorous, high calibre 2019 NPF season helped us prepare and be ready to conquer the historic achievement of qualifying, undefeated, for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. We understand that participating in the league will be the only way to continue to increase and maintain our high level of play, not only for Tokyo 2020, but towards Los Angeles 2028.”