Team Japan Arrives for World Baseball Challenge
Team Japan hams it up with Airport and Tourism Prince George Mascots – photo 250News
Prince George, B.C. – The long flight is over, and team Japan has arrived for the World Baseball Challenge.“It’s great to have Japan here” says WBC Chairman Rick Pattie “I know we’re going to be the best hosts we can possibly be and Japan is going to have a great experience, it’s going to be great.”
Team Japan is a combination team says Pattie, “It’s made up of of members from their industrial league including champions and a few pick up players to bolster the line up”.
Pattie says Japan will be a strong contender in the five team event, “They have been strong contenders in the past and we are looking forward to that same level again.”
The other teams taking part in the tournament are:
- Roswell Invaders (U.S.)
- Thurston County Generals (U.S.)
- Canadian Sidearm Nation
- Kamloops Sun Devils
Opening ceremonies for the World Baseball Challenge are set for 7 p.m. Friday night, and the first game will see the Canadian Sidearm Nation take on Team Japan at 7:30.
Single game tickets are available at Citizen field each day ( except Sunday) from 10-2.