USA Softball will host the 2021 Border Battle, an annual international slow pitch event that features the USA Softball and Canada Slow Pitch National Teams, at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Slated for September 10–12, the USA Softball men’s and women’s slow pitch national teams, plus the men’s and women’s futures slow pitch national teams, will be competing against Canada’s men’s and women’s slow pitch national teams plus grass-roots clubs.
“We’re excited to bring Border Battle XII and the Slow Pitch Showdown back to Oklahoma City,” said USA Softball Chief Executive Officer Craig Cress. “Coming off a season where we dealt with the impact of COVID-19, we look forward to welcoming this prestigious slow pitch event back to the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex for the first time since the completion of stadium construction.”
The three-day event begins with a series of exhibition games followed by the Slow Pitch Showdown on September 11 and then the Border Battle on September 12. The 2020 event was canceled because of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Since the creation of Border Battle in 2009, the U.S. has a 9-2 record over Canada in the men’s game while the U.S. holds a 2-1 edge in the women’s game.