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Border Battle returns to Oklahoma City after two-year hiatus

July 01, 2022, 2:14 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball is excited to announce that Oklahoma City will host the 2022 edition of Border Battle, an annual international slow pitch event that features the USA Softball and Canada Slow Pitch National Teams, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Set to take place at the Softball Capital of the World® September 9-11, the USA Softball Men’s Slow Pitch National Team (MSPNT), Women’s Slow Pitch National Team (WSPNT), Men’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team (Men’s Futures), and Women’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team (Women’s Futures) will compete in three days of action against the Canadian Men’s and Women’s Slow Pitch National Teams as well as various grassroots clubs. 


The competition will begin with a series of exhibition games before the Slow Pitch Showdown will take place as the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Slow Pitch National Teams face off against their respective U.S. Futures Teams. The weekend will conclude with Team USA matching up against Team Canada in the annual Border Battle contest slated for Sunday, Sept. 11 at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field. Rosters and live streaming will be announced at a later date.


Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the most recent competition between Team USA and Team Canada took place at the 2019 Border Battle where both the U.S. MSPNT and WSPNT walked away with the Championship title. Despite the cancellation of Border Battle, the USA Softball Slow Pitch National Teams competed in the 2020 Slow Pitch Showdown at Space Coast Stadium where the MSPNT and WSPNT each finished victorious again, defeating the Men’s Futures, 21-10, and the Women’s Futures, 9-4, respectively.


The Border Battle dates back to 2009 where the U.S. MSPNT took home the inaugural trophy and has since posted a 9-2 record against Canada’s Men’s Slow Pitch National Team while Women’s division to Border Battle was added in 2017 with the U.S. WSPNT holding a 2-1 record over Canada’s Women’s Slow Pitch National Team.


For more information on Border Battle XII, please visit