Two wins give UE clouters lead in national women's softball

The Philippine Star

University of the East came away with two victories, including a come-from-behind 6-4 win over Adamson University Alumni, to wrest the solo lead in the women’s division of the Cebuana Lhuillier Summer Grandslam National Softball Open Championships in Clark Field, Pampanga.

UE also beat Papua Province team from Indonesia.

UE exploded with four runs in the fourth inning as it cashed in on Adamson ‘s centerfielder Sarah Jane Agravante’s error following Genejoy Parilla’s hit that scored playing coach Joy Lasquite, Jelly Mecabalo, and Marlyn Francisco.

Parilla also scored from a double by Brenda Bacarisas in the ensuing play to put UE ahead for good, 6-4.

UE then scored an abbreviated four-inning regulation game, beating a hapless Papua team, 11-0, for a 4-0 card and a crack in the finals.

At second is UAAP champion Adamson U, which beat Rizal Technological University, 7-3.

AdU scored six runs in the last inning for its third win against a single loss with the possibility of the two Adamson teams battling it out for the other slot in the finals. Adamson Alumni slid to 2-1 after bowing to UE.

In the women ‘s club division, Rizal Province also took the solo lead at 5-0, following its back-to-back wins over Central Luzon State University, 7-4, and a 7-0 romp over Tarlac.

University of Sto. Tomas and Polytechnic University of the Philippines are in joint second with 3-1 records. UST beat NCR, 2-0, for its third win while PUP edged out University of the Cordilleras-Baguio, 4-2. NCR and CLSU are tied for fourth with 2-2 marks.