MANILA -- The Philippines routed Indonesia-Red, 5-0, to snare the Asean Women’s Softball crown at the Senayan Sports Complex field in Jakarta over the weekend.
Using good hitting power and tough defense, the Blu Girls repulsed the stubborn Indonesians with Syrel Ramos twisting a two-hit job in the first four innings.
The Blu Girls first ended its eliminations campaign with a 9-0 rout of Singapore in just five innings as Joy Lasquite and Veronica Belleza combined for a one-hit job.
They later posted a 4-1 repeat win over Indonesia-Red in the upper half of the Final Four to move a win away from winning the crown.
“As I’ve been telling everybody, this team is marvelous, amazing,” Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines president Jean Henri Lhuillier said.
“It’s a good sendoff for the Blu Girls who will be competing in the coming Asian Games. This victory validated our claim that the Blu Girls deserve to be playing in the Asian Games which we earned already by finishing fourth in the Asian championship,” added Lhuillier. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)