Bacolod City reigned Batang Pinoy Softball

ASAPHIL Operations Manager Jun Veloso together with the champions of this year’s Batang Pinoy Softball Bacolod Cit showing off their gold medals and certificates.

Bacolod City brought home the victory after seizing the gold medal at the Batang Pinoy Softball Championships on January 28 to February 1, 2014 at the Bacolod City National High School. The Bacolod team won after snatching a thrilling 6-3 victory over team Pasig City.

Batang Pinoy softball conquered Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao for the elimination rounds. Headed by the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL), they were able to pull-off a series of successful and well attended games for this year’s Batang Pinoy. “We would like to thank Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Olympic Committee for staging this year’s Batang Pinoy. The more tournaments we have the better for our athletes.” said Jun Veloso, ASAPHIL Operations Manager. “More tournaments mean more venues to exhibit our talents.” Veloso added.

Various teams from different regions also competed in the event; Makati City landed fourth place, General Santos City ended fifth and Cebu City and Negros Occidental took the last two slots.

Batang Pinoy is a national sports competition program for students which aim to address the need for a grassroots sports program centered on values formation inherent in the practice of sports and play. It is in partnership with the Philippine Olympic Committee, the Department of Education, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and the League of Cities, Municipalities and Barangays nationwide.