CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall’s Jenna Flannigan will represent Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games as part of the Women’s National Baseball Team.
The announcement was made by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Baseball Canada recently.
Flannigan has previously been a key member of Team Canada, and is considered one of the top players in the world. In 2012 she helped Canada capture the bronze medal at the Women’s Baseball World Cup and in the process was named to the tournament’s all-star squad.
She will play outfield for Team Canada and is considered one of the team’s strongest hitters.
The Pan Am Games will be a historic event for the Canadian Women’s National Baseball Team with women’s baseball being included on the sport program for the first time ever at a major multi-sport games. The women’s baseball tournament will take place July 20-26 in Ajax, Ontario.
“Canada is excited to welcome women’s baseball to the Pan Am program,” said Marcel Aubut, President of the Canadian Olympic Committee. “These women will make history as the first-ever Canadian Pan Am Games female baseball team and that honour is well-deserved.”
On the international stage, the Canadian Women’s National Baseball Team has captured four medals (one silver, three bronze) in six world championship events since the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) introduced the Women’s Baseball World Cup in 2004.