Molly White identified by Baseball Canada officials for Prospects Team

Molly White seen in action this past summer with the Nova Scotia girls U16 team. (Submitted photo)

FALL RIVER: A Fall River women’s baseball player has been named as one of two Bluenosers identified by officials of the Baseball Canada Women’s National Team.

In a release posted by Baseball Canada, Molly White of Fall River, a first basemen/Right-handed pitcher was named.

Julia Konigshofer, a third basemen/Right-handed pitcher was the other Nova Scotian named on the team, which includes four from B.C. and Quebec; one NL player; one Manitoba player; and one Ontario player.

Baseball Canada said these athletes were on the path to compete on the “Prospects Team” at the Women’s Invitational Championships later this year in Stonewall, Manitoba prior to the event being cancelled due to Covid19.

“Our intent behind identifying these athletes is to keep them motivated throughout the year as they continue to work towards their baseball goals,” said Women’s National Team General Manager André Lachance. “Given that we’re in a unique circumstance with baseball being shutdown due to the pandemic, we wanted to come up with a way to keep these athletes engaged in our sport and programming.”

The 13 athletes that have been identified competed in the 16U Girls Invitational last summer in Bedford, Nova Scotia that had representatives from all ten provinces for the first time in event history.