Canadian Women's National Team maintains No. 2 ranking

Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

December 5, 2018

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

OTTAWA - The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced the latest women’s baseball world rankings with Canada holding down the No. 2 position following a third-place finish at the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup in August.

Six-time defending world champions Japan maintain their No. 1 world ranking while silver medalists Chinese Taipei move into the No. 3 position.

The world rankings take into account the previous three world cup events where Canada has placed third (2018), second (2016) and fourth (2014).

Since the first Women’s Baseball World Cup was played in 2004, Canada has finished no lower than fifth and has captured four third-place finishes and two second-place results.

“As a program, we’re extremely pleased with our finish at the world cup in August and the No. 2 world ranking is a testament to the hard work of our players, coaches and staff,” said Women’s National Team General Manager André Lachance.