SEOUL, South Korea – The Canadian Men’s Baseball Team will open the WBSC Premier12 event on Tuesday, November 5th (9:40PM ET) against Cuba inside Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome as the road to securing a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games begins.
Two Tokyo 2020 spots will be awarded at Premier12 with one going to the highest-placed finisher from the Americas and one to the highest finisher in the Super Round/Finals from the Asia/Oceania region.
The 12-nation event will see Canada compete in Group C with Cuba, host South Korea and Australia. The top two teams in the group will advance to Japan to compete in the Super Round from November 11-16.
Manager Ernie Whitt will send Gatineau, Québec’s Phillippe Aumont to the mound with Cuba countering with right-hander Carlos Viera.
Canada vs Cuba as of late…
- July 30, 2019: Canada 8, Cuba 6 (Pan Am Games)
- November 10, 2015: Canada 5, Cuba 1 (Premier12)
- July 14, 2015: Canada 3, Cuba 1 (Pan Am Games)
- October 20, 2011: Cuba 9, Canada 5 (Pan Am Games)
- October 14, 2011: Cuba 8, Canada 2 (IBAF World Cup)
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In Canada: CBCSports.ca will be streaming Canada’s Group C games along with the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices, and via the free CBC Gem streaming service.
- Nov. 5 vs Cuba @ 9:40pm ET
- Nov. 7 vs Korea @ 4:40am ET
- Nov. 7 vs AUS @ 9:40pm ET
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