Kensei IX, Army stay in the lead

Manila Standard
May 02, 2012

KENSEI-BRUNEI and Philippine Army posted hard-earned victories to remain at the top of the Men’s Open division in the Cebuana Lhuillier Summer Grandslam National Softball Open at the Parade Grounds inside the Clark Freeport in Pampanga.

A fielding error by Jonas Ponce of Zamboanga led to the winning run by Kensei’s Manuel Bacarisas for a 3-2 victory by the visiting Brunei team that imported nine Filipinos for this tournament.

Philippine Army made it a bleak day for the two Mindanao-based teams as it beat Zamboanga City, 4-2, to share the lead with Kensei on similar 3-0 record.

Zamboanga fell second with a 3-1 record, while Zamboanga totes a 2-2 slate as it earlier won, 3-0 over West Java-Indonesia.

Philippine Air Force nipped Philippine Navy, 4-3, for its second win in three starts. The Navymen still have to post a win in three games.

Rizal Technological University finally barged into the win column by beating West Java 9-2. West Java suffered back-to-back losses, earlier bowing to Zamboanga, 3-6.

The loss sent the Indonesian team to the bottom with four straight losses in the tournament hosted by the Clark Development Corporation and sponsored by Cebuana Pera Padala, Phiten, Cebuana Lhuillier Bank, Just Jewels, Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions, Le Soleil de Boracay, TJ Hotdogs, Purefoods Chicken Nuggets, Smokey’s Sausages, hungry Juan and DOT Region 3.