Adamson rips Baguio, 29-0

By MST Sports | Posted on Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:01am

Rizza Bernardino, Julie Marie Muyco and Baby Jane Raro combined for a no-hit, no-run, no-error game as multi-titled Adamson University took only three innings in a 29-0 massacre of St. Louie University of Baguio City on opening day of the Cebuana Lhuilller National Inter-collegiate women’s softball championship at the Rosario Sports Complex in Pasig City.

Bernardino, best pitcher and Most Valuable Player awardee in the recent Big League World Series won by Team Manila, retired the first three St. Louie batters she faced and Muyco, the country’s no. pitcher today, and Raro duplicated the feat during their turn as the Lady Falcons opened their bid for a three-peat with a bang in this annual tournament previously known at the Ateneo Invitational Championship.

Making use of the second stringers in her star-laden lineup most of the time, all, except one, of the Lady Falcons coach Ana Santiago fielded in connected in a 16-hit attack against greenhorn Elizabeth Taynec, a 16-year-old engineering freshman at SLU.

Shortstop Queenie Sabobo went perfect in two trips at the plate and had a one run-batted-in. Rookie pinchhitters Lorna Adorable and Andrea Mae Gonzales matched Sabobo’s 1.000 at bat although the duo did even better by driving three runs and two runs, respectively.

Luzviminda Embudo and Elvie Entrina, two of five members of the Philippine Blu Girls in coach Santiago’s roster, singled and doubled in a combined five runs between them to the delight of crowd that witnessed the inaugural rites of this 12-team, one-round series sponsored by Cebuana Lhuillier, Cebuana Pera Padala, Le Soleil de Boracay, Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions, Just Jewels and Phiten.

University of the East lumped together all of its three runs in the first inning in a 3-1 victory over University of Santo Tomas.

It was a bleak inaugural day for the provincial campaigners as University of the Philippines, a team made up mostly of former Miriam College sluggers, made mincemeat of Bulacan State University in another abbreviated contest, 11-l, that lasted for only four innings.

The Lady Falcons had the game under wraps as early as in the upper half of the opening frame, where they caught St. Louie’s defenses napping with a three-run binge on a pair of base-hits courtesy of Abobo and Enterina aided by a pair of miscues by their rivals.