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.


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Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.