Junior National Team to appear on Sportsnet in March

The Canadian Junior National Team will play the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla. on March 17. Photo Credit: Amanda Fewer

The Canadian Junior National Team will play the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla. on March 17. Photo Credit: Amanda Fewer

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

OTTAWA - For the second year in a row, the Junior National Team’s annual Spring Training contest against the Toronto Blue Jays will be broadcast nationally as Sportsnet revealed their 2018 Blue Jays Spring Training Broadcast Schedule on Monday.

The March 17 game will be shown on Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet NOW and can be heard across the Sportsnet Radio Network live from Dunedin Stadium beginning at 1 pm E.T.

This marks the seventh time in the last eights years that the two clubs have met in spring training and the fourth consecutive year in Dunedin after the first three editions took place at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg.

“We’re very fortunate to have the support of both the Blue Jays and Sportsnet to play this game each year and broadcast across the country,” said Junior National Team manager Greg Hamilton. “This game has become an event that our program and players looking forward to each year and are extremely appreciative for.”

The Junior National Team will open spring training on March 15 at the Walter Fuller Complex in St. Petersburg that will run until March 24. In addition to the game against the Blue Jays, the squad will hold daily practices and play a schedule against minor league clubs from the Tigers, Phillies, Orioles and Rays organizations.

2018 Junior National Team Schedule