With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on almost everything in our everyday lives in 2020, sports came to a grinding halt in North America in early to mid-March. Baseball was particularly hard hit as the season was just getting ready to ramp up for many leagues and US College baseball had just gotten underway.
In this article we will have a look at what the impacts of COVID-19 have been on baseball in Canada with regard to cancellations and delays as well as what the restart plans look like for each Province.
Provincial Baseball Restart Plans
Since we have had more than our fair share of bad news this year overall, I thought I would actually begin this article with the restart plans by Province. I am also including information on Provincial championships where available.
Newfoundland and Labrador
16-JUN-20 (Staged by region)
17-JUL-20 (Staged by region)
Prince Edward Island
Last Update: July 18, 2020
Canadian Baseball Cancellations Due to COVID-19
Although there is some good news in the section above, there has been plenty of bad news due to COVID-19. Below is a list of confirmed cancellations so far.
The roster selections for the 2020 Baseball Nova Scotia 17U Selects team were announced today.
This team will represent Nova Scotia at the 2020 Baseball Canada Cup (17U Nationals) tournament in Fort McMurray, Alberta. They will enter the tournament as defending champions after Nova Scotia’s historic Gold Medal win at last year’s tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Below are the players who have been selected for this year’s team, their hometown, and the teams they have recently played for:
Ryan Avery – Whites Lake (Nova Scotia 15U Selects, Kentville Wildcats 15U AAA)
Kiwean Song – Bedford (Okotoks Dawgs, Nova Scotia 17U Selects)
Ryan Trenholm – Hammonds Plains (Hammonds Plains A’s 18U AAA)
At the Canada Cup, Nova Scotia is one of the teams that is permitted to bring up to two players that are “overagers” by one year. Those overage additions to the roster are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.