OTTAWA-For the second year in a row, the Junior National Team’s annual Spring Training contest against the Toronto Blue Jays will be broadcast nationally as Sportsnet revealed their 2018 Blue Jays Spring Training Broadcast Schedule earlier today.
The March 17th game will be shown on Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet NOW and can be heard across the Sportsnet Radio Network live from Dunedin Stadium beginning at 1pm ET.
This marks the seventh time in the last eights years that the two clubs have met in spring training and the fourth consecutive year in Dunedin after the first three editions took place at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg.
“We’re very fortunate to have the support of both the Blue Jays and Sportsnet to play this game each year and broadcast across the country,” said Junior National Team Manager Greg Hamilton. “This game has become an event that our program and players look forward to each year and are extremely appreciative of the support from both our corporate partners.”
The Junior National Team will open spring training on March 15th at the Walter Fuller Complex in St. Petersburg that will run until March 24th. In addition to the game against the Blue Jays, the squad will hold daily practices and play a schedule against minor league clubs from the Tigers, Phillies, Orioles and Rays organizations.
2018 Junior National Team Schedule
(Photo: Amanda Fewer)