Ventura strikes out 13 as UST Golden Sox begin UAAP campaign on high note

LESMAR Ventura struck out 13 batters as University of Santo Tomas beat University of the Philippines, 5-4, on Thursday at the start of the UAAP Season 78 baseball competitions at the Rizal Memorial ballpark.

The lefty Ventura gave up just four hits in a splendid pitching performance, but the USt Golden Sox needed a big finishing kick to wipe out a 3-0 lead the Maroons built through three innings.

Ateneo started its bid for a fourth straight UAAP baseball crown with a 7-3 win over Adamson. Paolo Macasaet drilled a two-run hit to break a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning.

National University nipped De La Salle, 8-7, in the day's other game.

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