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    PH batters beat regional rivals to rule Asian baseball tourney

    Jun 29, 2018

    THE Philippines ruled the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) Asia Cup after sweeping their assignments in the tournament held in Hong Kong.

    The Pinoy batters beat Hong Kong, 7-5, to go 4-0 in the tournament. Thailand finished second, while Hong Kong placed third in the five-nation tournament.

    Francis Gesmundo took the Most Valuable Player award to highlight the country’s domination in the tournament.

    Also winning individual awards were Jon Jon Robles (Pitcher with Best won-loss average), and Erwin Bosito (Most Stolen Bases), while making the All-Star team were Robles (Best Pitcher), Mark Manaig (Best Catcher), Juan Macasaet (Best Third Baseman), and Adriane Bernardo (Best Shortstop).

    The Philippines edged Thailand, 10-6, after a nine-run seventh inning with Diego Lozano hitting a home run in that frame.

    The national baseball squad also thrashed Singapore, 12-1, and beat Indonesia, 5-2, heading into the final match of the tournament against the hosts.

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