Blu Boys face Indons in ASMC

Publication: People’s Tonight
Section: Sports
Date: October 29, 2012

THE Philippines’ Blu Boys can rest easy when they play Indonesia today in the 11th Asian Men’s Softball Championship held in Nimi, Japan, as the PH squad are already assured of a spot in the World Men’s Softball Championship March next year in North Shore, New Zealand.

Still, the Blu Boys are raring to get another track at defending champion Japan for a shot at the championship even as Japan already beat the Philippines twice, first in the elimination round, 8-0, and reasserted itself in the first playoff game, defeating the Philippines anew, 10-1.

To do that, the Blu Boys have to get past Indonesia today, a team that they beat 2-0 in the elimination round.

Earlier, the Philippines won against Singapore 6-1, Hong Kong, 5-3, and India, 10-1 to finish second but under the tournament rules, the top 4 team go into the play off.

Indonesia edged out Hong Kong 2-1 in the other play-off game.

“We are proud of our boys’ performance; again, it shows that in softball, we are among the top 3 in Asia. And whatever happens in today’s game against Indonesia, we are looking forward already to the world championship next year,” said ASAPHIL president Jean Henri Lhuillier.