“This tournament is an avenue for the Blu Girls to gauge their strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the qualifying tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in September since the teams they will be playing against are part of the top teams in Asia and Oceania. I am very confident that the girls will prove their mettle against their competitors and more than that, bring glory to our country.” – ASAPHIL President and Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier. #BluGirls
The country’s national men’s softball team will face Cuba on June 14 in its first game in Group A where defending champion New Zealand and Asian champion Japan are also playing.
ATENEO and De La Salle dispute the UAAP Season 81 baseball championship in Thursday’s deciding Game 3 that could go down the wire. #UAAPSeason81
“Sinabi niya sa akin, salamat sa din iyo ate Ana at nakaranas ako na maging champion sa UAAP.” – coach Ana Santiago #UAAPsoftball
NU will face defending eight-time champion Adamson University in the semifinals starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the same Malate venue. #UAAPSeason81
Rodrigo Bitong and Kiko Andaya delivered the goods in the final two innings to erase the Growling Tigers’ 10-8 lead and complete the Blue Eagles’ come-from-behind win. #UAAPSeason81
“At least, top seed kami ngayon. Ang mentality namin ngayon is mag-prepare para sa semis,” said Adamson University coach Ana Santiago. #UAAPSeason81
It was only the second time this season that the Lady Falcons yielded a run, but it hardly mattered as the San Marcelino-based squad continued their perfect run. #UAAPSeason81
The RP Blu Boys has succeeded in making a podium finishat the Makassar Open International Men and Women Softball Tournament in Makassar, Indonesia. The Philippine national men’s softball teamtook third place with a 7-3 slate behind New Zealand (9-1) and Lakidende (7-3) who will both slug it out in the finals.
The Philippine Blu Girls recovered from stinging shutout losses to fancied Mexico and Puerto Rico, rallying from behind to nip No. 8 the Netherlands and stayed in the hunt in the XVI WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship in Chiba, Japan Sunday.