Rizal, Woodrose reach Final Four

By MST Sports | Posted on Jan. 12, 2013 at 12:01am

WITH still one playing day left in the elimination round of the on-going National Inter-Secondary Girls’ Softball Championships presented by Cebuana Lhuillier, the Rizal team, represented by San Mateo National High School and Alabang-based Woodrose are practically assured of slots in the Final 4.

Rizal remained unbeaten after six games and is expected to win its remaining games against lightweight teams Makati and Sta. Maria, Bulacan, with only San Miguel, Bulacan still in contention with its 5-2 record that can pose a challenge to Rizal, while Woodrose has already completed all its nine games and totes a 7-2 slate, enough to assure the team of a slot in the next round.

Nueva Ecija, meanwhile, is at 5-1 after suffering its first loss, 0-7 at the hands of Rizal, but has very good chances of making it to the Final 4 of the tournament, also sponsored by Pera Padala, Phiten, Cebuana Lhuillier Bank, Le Soleil de Boracay, and Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions. Nueva Ecija will still play Makati, Manila and San Miguel, Bulacan..

Still in contention aside from Nueva Ecija and San Miguel, Bulacan is Manila, 4-3, with host city Marikina, 3-4, still nurturing a slim hope of advancing, but has yet to play Rizal.

The championship game will be played today at the Sto. Nino softball park in Marikina, with Mayor Del de Guzman and Danny Francisco, secretary general of the organizing ASAPHIL, expected to grace the awarding.

Source: http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/01/12/rizal-woodrose-reach-final-four/