Mexico will be the Black Sox's first opposition in the World Champs, held at North Harbour on March 1.
The schedule for the event has just been named, with NZ in Pool A with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Argentina, Philippines, Colombia and Netherlands.
Black Sox coach, Eddie Kohlhase, says it's a tough schedule as Canada, Japan and the Netherlands are all powerhouses in the softball world.
He also says that despite the challenge ahead, it's also very exciting for them.
Reporter: Rewa Harriman