Lance Winn with the Play-by-Play for Canada
From CBC Sports Canada
FUKUSHIMA, Japan — After waiting 689 days since its last international softball game and enduring a pandemic, the Canadian women’s softball team didn’t miss a beat, defeating Mexico 4-0 on Wednesday in the opening game of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Canadians raced onto the Azuma Baseball Stadium field under a scorching sun in Fukushima to begin the game, emotions clearly running at an all-time high for Canada’s softball players.
For all the waiting and wondering if they’d even get this chance, after waiting 13 years for softball to once again be part of the Olympics program and a year postponement, the Canadians weren’t going to let the moment pass by them.
Canada racked up four hits in the first inning and scored twice, mounting an early 2-0 lead on Mexico and they never looked back.
Don’t miss tonight’s big match-up of two of the top teams in the Olympics, Canada vs. USA, 8pm EDT, 5pm PDT in California.
Lance Winn of Ballpark Broadcasting with the Play-by-Play for Canada’s Women’s Softball Team
Lance Winn, (at right) longtime fastpitch broadcaster for Ballpark Broadcasting is doing the Play-by-Play for the Canada’s Women’s Softball Team. Click here to catch Lance’s post-game wrap for game 1, and his exciting call of Jenn Salling’s Home run for Canada. (“You can get out of this ballpark….”) Don’t miss tonight’s big match-up of two of the top teams in the Olympics, Canada vs. USA, 8pm EDT, 5pm PDT in California.
How to watch Canada Olympic softball
- TV channel: CBC
- Live streams: CBC Gem, the CBC Olympics app, CBC Sports’ Tokyo 2020 website
Olympic coverage in Canada will be offered by CBC, CBC News Network and its partners, TSN and Sportsnet, via a multitude of platforms.
Olympic events will also be streamed for free via the CBC Gem streaming service, CBC’s dedicated Tokyo Games website and the CBC Olympics app. Audiences will also be able to watch CBC’s coverage through Amazon Prime Video, television service providers Bell, Rogers, Shaw and Telus and through connected TV devices Apple TV, FireTV, Google Chromecast and Roku TV (via the CBC TV and CBC Gem apps).
Here’s when Team Canada will take the diamond in the 2021 Olympics:
|Date||Matchup||Start time (ET)||Final|
|Wed., July 21||Mexico at Canada||2 a.m.||W, 4-0|
|Wed., July 21||USA at Canada||8 p.m.||TBD|
|Fri., July 23||Australia at Canada||9 p.m.||TBD|
|Sun., July 25||Canada at Japan||1:30 a.m.||TBD|
|Mon., July 26||Canada at Italy||1:30 a.m.||TBD|
|Tues., July 27*||Bronze medal game||Midnight||TBD|
|Tues., July 27*||Gold medal game||7 a.m.||TBD|
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