Baseball With An International Flavor

This year the Fourth of July holiday calendar includes fireworks, apple pie and baseball. Baseball with our neighbors from the north, Canada. A group of 12 year olds will cross the boarder to spend a few days in the area, competing against some of the best in their age group from the Harleysville, Souderton Boyertown and Quakertown baseball communities. Nicknamed the "Friendship Series" it was created with the help of Joe Schembri and others back in 2007 and continues to grow to this day. The Canadian team is a group of all-star caliber players who play their ball in and around the Toronto area. They are matched up against teams comprised of members of the Boyertown, Harleysville, Quakertown and Souderton youth baseball associations. Two games are played on each day of the two day tournament. It is a round robin tournament set-up where no true champion is crowned. Schembri says the idea got off the grown by him receiving an email from the group explaining that they were passing through town and looking for someone to play. Below you can listen to the entire interview WNPV sports director Jeff Nolan had with Shembri along with the complete game schedule.
Day Date Location Team vs. Team Time
Wednesday July 4th Souderton Legion  Canada  Boyertown 5p-6:45p
Wednesday July 4th Souderton Legion Canada Souderton 7:45p-9:15p
Thursday July 5th Harleysville Baseball Main Complex Canada Quakertown 10a-11:45a
Thursday Ju;y 5th Harleysville Baseball Main Complex Canada Harleysville 12:45p-2:30p

There is a free BBQ available in between games on Wednesday evening and hoagies served after game one on Thursday. 

Interview with Joe Shembri
 

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