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Vancouver BC – Canada’s team for the Surrey 2016 WBSC XV Women’s World Softball Championships is shaping up nicely with the announcement that two-time Olympian Lauren Bay-Regula is set to join the roster.

Bay-Regula, hailing from Trail, British Columbia, is no stranger to competitive softball having started her successful career for Oklahoma State University where she became the greatest pitcher in OSU history. She turned professional with stints with the Chicago Bandits and Philadelphia Force, as well as representing her home country on various international occasions including the 2002 World Championships in Saskatoon and the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Her brother Jason Bay is considered one of Canada’s greatest baseball players of all time after a successful Major League Baseball career.

“Anytime you have an opportunity to represent your country on the field is very special,” said Bay-Regula. “However, to have the opportunity to play for Canada on our own home field is particularly inspiring and an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up.”

Team Canada is thrilled to have Bay-Regula representing Canada this year.  The team is currently ranked number four in the world with excellent potential to be on the medal podium at the World Championship this summer in Surrey.

The Women’s World Championship, Surrey 2016, will welcome the world’s most prestigious softball athletes to Surrey, BC, Canada on July 15-24, 2016.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit  Find us on or



About The WBSC XV Women’s World Softball Championship:

The WBSC XV Women’s World Softball Championship is operated by the SURREY 2016 Organizing Committee, which focuses on the advocacy and development of the sport of fastpitch. The event is built on the power of sports, where the athletes and teams of every softball-playing nation in the world have an opportunity to compete. For two decades, through the Canadian Open Fastpitch Society, they have accomplished this by staging a first class, family oriented elite international fastpitch championship. Throughout the event, female athletes have the opportunity to expand their potential and ability by being exposed to potential university and college scholarships as well as a source of inspiring and mentoring the youth of the sport.


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