ADAMSON and Rizal Technological University beat separate foes in the opener of the PSC Chairman’s Baseball Classic on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial ballpark.
The Falcons defeated University of Santo Tomas, 10-3, while the Blue Thunders blanked Bulacan State University, 13-0, in five innings to start their campaign on a high note.
Adamson scored five runs in the first inning to put the game away early in the match. Dave Dela Cruz drilled a run-scoring single and advanced home on a balk, while Mark Kakisako followed with a two-run double. A sacrifice fly by Jerome Yenson advanced the fifth run of the game.
Starter Christian Maghanoy had a no-hitter in two and one-third inning before reliever John Christopher Leis only allowed a hit in the abbreviated game. RTU also had nine runs in the third inning.
The 16-team, double elimination format tournament organized by the Philippine Sports Commission opened on Saturday after being postponed last week due to bad weather caused by super typhoon 'Yolanda'.