CANADIAN WILD ANNOUNCE 2020 SCHEDULE
Canadian national softball team returns to Rent One Park this summer
Marion, IL (February 4, 2020) – The Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, presented by Visit SI, announce that their schedule for the upcoming 2020 season in National Pro Fastpitch softball has been finalized. As part of the slate of 30 games, fans will have the opportunity to see three of the six national teams that will compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan later this summer at Rent One Park.
The Wild, which are made up entirely of players from Softball Canada, the Canadian national women's softball team, will begin the season on the road in April, taking on the Cleveland Comets from April 10-12, then the California Commotion from April 17-19. Both of these four-game series will take place in California.
The schedule then resumes on May 28, with the Wild visiting the Comets from May 28-31 before coming home to Rent One Park for their home opener on June 2 at 7:05 p.m. against the Aussie Peppers, the Australian national women's softball team. After playing the Peppers in a doubleheader in Marion on June 3, the Wild will cap the home-stand by hosting the Commotion in a four-game series that weekend, from June 5-7.
The Wild will then return home on Friday, June 19 at 7:05 p.m. to kick off a four-game, weekend series against the Italian National Team, which will not count towards the NPF standings. Their schedule will conclude at home against the Chicago Bandits from June 23-24 before the team prepares to compete for the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo.
"What an extraordinary opportunity this is for us and for softball fans throughout the region," Southern Illinois Miners COO Mike Pinto said. "This is a chance to not only see our Olympic-bound Canadian partners, but to see three Olympic-bound teams right here in Rent One Park. These are some of the very best softball players in the world, and they will showcase their skills as they prepare to head to Tokyo. We are so proud to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity here at Rent One Park."
In addition to the games, the Wild will also host a Movie Night and Meet & Greet on Thursday, June 18. Fans can come out to the ballpark to watch a movie on the big screen and meet their favorite Wild players, all free of charge.
Group tickets are available by calling the Rent One Park box office at 618-998-8499 or request e-mail information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org