Jeff D'Andrea

Canada's Isaac Lefebvre had a Saturday night to remember. Not only did he celebrate a birthday, he was 2-3 with two runs scored in Canada's 10-3 victory over the States.
Canada's Isaac Lefebvre had a Saturday night to remember. Not only did he celebrate a birthday, he was 2-3 with two runs scored in Canada's 10-3 victory over the States. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Canada's Lefebvre celebrates a birthday and worlds victory

By Jeff D'Andrea
July 7, 2018 - 11:54pm

All Isaac Lefebvre wanted on his 18th birthday was a big Team Canada win to open up the XII WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship Saturday at Rotary Field.

His wish was granted as his Canadians won their worlds opener against the United States 10-3 in the bottom of the sixth.

Warman’s Troy Kosmynka throws it to third baseman Isaac Lefebvre, the lone Quebecois player on Team Canada, after a strike out Thursday during a doubleheader against Japan in Shellbrook.
Warman’s Troy Kosmynka throws it to third baseman Isaac Lefebvre, the lone Quebecois player on Team Canada, after a strike out Thursday during a doubleheader against Japan in Shellbrook. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff

Team Canada’s put in the work before hosting worlds

By Jeff D'Andrea
July 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

Even before the nine-day XII WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship, Team Canada has already played a ton of pre-tournament games.

The Astros sent their largest contingent, five players, to the 2001 worlds in Sydney, Australia.
The Astros sent their largest contingent, five players, to the 2001 worlds in Sydney, Australia. submitted photo/Ryan Olde

Looking back on the 5 Astros winning world bronze in 2001

By Jeff D'Andrea
July 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

As the 12th XII WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship is set to hit Prince Albert July 7-15, it’s interesting to know that 13 players from Prince Albert and the surrounding area have played in the tournaments. Shellbrook’s Ryan Smith will be the lone local this tournament.

Team Argentina slugger Ignacio Sangoy celebrates a home run during a doubleheader against the Prince Albert Under-18 Astros Monday at Max Power Ball Park.
Team Argentina slugger Ignacio Sangoy celebrates a home run during a doubleheader against the Prince Albert Under-18 Astros Monday at Max Power Ball Park. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff

Early birds Argentina already in P.A. for worlds; sweep Astros in friendlies

By Jeff D'Andrea
July 2, 2018 - 9:58pm

Team Argentina seems to be the most eager of all the 13 participating teams to get the XII 2018 Junior Men’s Softball World Championship, going, July 7-15 at Max Power Ball Park.

Team Canada’s junior men’s team is still fine-tuning their game heading into the worlds in Prince Albert July 7-15.
Team Canada’s junior men’s team is still fine-tuning their game heading into the worlds in Prince Albert July 7-15. Submitted photo/softball.ca

Tons of ball action even before worlds starts

By Jeff D'Andrea
June 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

We’re officially a week away from the II WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship held at Max Power Ball Park starting up, but you don’t have to wait until July 7th to see the worlds’ best play.

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