Softball: Philippines Blu Boys finish third in Indonesia tournament



 Softball: Philippines Blu Boys finish third in Indonesia tournament

The Philippines men’s national softball team finished third in the Makassar Open in Indonesia recently.




Date Published: October 26, 2018

The Philippines men’s national softball team finished third in the Makassar Open in Indonesia recently.

The Blu Boys ended up with a 7-3 win-loss record, behind New Zealand and Malaysian team Lakidende, who will compete for the title.

“The team’s strong performance in the competition is a testament to how Filipinos can excel in softball. With the Blu Boys as their role models, I hope that more young Filipinos will take up the sport,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, president of the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines.

The Blu Boys started their campaign by toppling Bedford (Australia) 10-9, before succumbing to New Zealand 5-1.

The Filipinos recovered with wins over Piccadilly (New Zealand) 3-0; Lakidende 1-0; Pirates (Indonesia) 10-0; Bedford 6-3; Pirates 7-0; and Piccadily 6-2.

The nationals, however, fell to New Zealand 3-1) and Lakidende 9-0 to settle for third.

Prior to the Makassar competition, the Blu Boys clinched silver at the 10th Asian Men's Softball Championship.

Source: news.abs-cbn.com