Timpf back in familiar role

timpfPort Dover’s Megan Timpf has been named to the Canadian fastpitch squad that will represent the country at the 2013 VIII Women’s Pan American Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico from Aug. 10-18.

Timpf, who has been a member of the Canadian national team since 2005 is one of 17 players selected to the team. The 29-year-old Timpf usually plays shortstop or second base.

The San Juan tournament will serve as a qualifier for the 2014 ISF Women’s World Championship which will take place July 18-24, in Haarlem, Netherlands and also for the 2015 Pan American Games, which will be held in Toronto.

The Canadian Senior Women’s National Team recently finished fourth at both the US World Cup of Softball VIII in Oklahoma City and the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey, B.C.

Team Canada will also be competing with Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the United States in the Francisco “Paco” Reyes Cup scheduled for Aug. 4-9 prior to the event in Puerto Rico. The teams will play a single round robin, followed by a short playoff round.

Also on the team is assistant coach Glenn Boles from St. Catharines.

The Team Canada schedule is:

Aug. 10, Mexico; Aug. 11, Dominican Republic; Aug. 12, Venezuela; Aug.13, US Virgin Islands; Aug. 13, Belize; Aug. 14, Guatemala; Aug. 15, Puerto Rico; Aug. 16-18 Playoff rounds.

The tournament website can be found at http://clasico-panamericano.softballpr.net.