Blu Girls to join USA softball tourney



Date Published: Jul 2, 2019

Following their strong performance in the recent Asia Cup Women’s Softball Championship in Jakarta, the Cebuana Lhuillier-backed PH Blu Girls will now fly to Georgia, USA to compete in the USA Softball International Cup at the South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus, Georgia.

The Blu Girls, ranked 13th in the world, will face world no. 8 China in their first game.

“This tournament is an avenue for the Blu Girls to gauge their strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the qualifying tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in September since the teams they will be playing against are part of the top teams in Asia and Oceania. I am very confident that the girls will prove their mettle against their competitors and more than that, bring glory to our country,” said ASAPHIL President and Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier.

Lhuillier also added that this tournament will be helpful in determining who will be joining the final team playing at the qualifying tournament.

The Blu Girls will also face USA’s Women’s National Team on the same day.

Other teams participating in the softball tilt are USA’s U-19 Women’s National Team, World no. 2 Japan, no. 4 Puerto Rico, no. 5 Mexico, no.6 Chinese Taipei, no. 20 Peru and the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch.

The Blu Girls’ campaign is supported by the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines and Cebuana Lhuillier, led by its President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier, a long-time softball patron.

Source: manilastandard.net