Junior Blu Girls salvage 10th place

The Philippine Junior Blu Girls split their final matches, repeating over Dominican Republic, 2-0, before bowing to Mexico anew, 3-5, to finish 10th out of 16 teams in the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship in Clearwater, Florida.

The Blu Girls shut out the Dominicans behind the heroics of pitcher Sierra Lange, who allowed only three hits to strike out the opponents.

Juliet Omul, Mary Maguad and Erika Fernandez also combined for two runs in the fifth and sixth.

The Blu Girls, however, yielded to Mexico in their next game, as they suffered back-to-back losses in the last two days.

“The Junior Blu Girls did an excellent job in this tournament, finishing strong against some of the best teams in the world,” said Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (Asaphil) president Jean Henri Lhuillier.

Yeraldin Carrion earned the win for Mexico, pitching a one-hitter and giving up one run and walking one in a closeout job over two innings.

Suzana Brookshire was likewise unstoppable against Team PH defenders as she posted a perfect four-for-four clip spiked by two home runs and three RBIs. Diana Arcega also homered and accounted for one RBI.

Erika Olfato and Juliet Omul batted in two and one, respectively, for the Cebuana Lhuillier-backed Filipinos.

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net