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    Filipinas reach Women's Baseball Asian Cup semis with a game to spare

    Nov 10, 2019
    PHOTO: PABA Facebook page

    THE Philippine women's baseball team entered the Super Round of the 2nd BFA Women's Baseball Asian Cup with a 14-7 win over South Korea on Sunday at the Panda Stadium in Guangdong, China.

    Trailing 4-5 at the top of the final inning, the Philippines scored 10 runs before the Koreans had two conversions at the bottom half.

    "The Korean team tried to catch up but only scored two runs ... our solid defense and solid pitching stopped their rally," said coach Egay Delos Reyes in a Facebook post.

    With the win, the Philippines is through to the semifinals, regardless of the result of their game against second seed Chinese Taipei on Monday.

    The Philippines defeated Hong Kong, 12-3, in their first game on Saturday.

    The hard-hitting Philippines registered 18 hits, including seven extra-base hits while Hong Kong only had four hits.

    UST softbelle Charlotte Sales showed the way with four hits, including two three-baggers to finish with four runs batted-in while leadoff batter Esmeralda Tayag and Ghene Camral unleashed four hits and two RBI apiece.

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    Clariz Palma had a complete game with 104 pitches, striking out five and issuing two walks.

    With runners in scoring position, Philippines swung a hot bat at 7-of-18, good for. 388 average.

    The Philippines is in Group B with Chinese Taipei and Korea. Top-ranked Japan, China, India and Pakistan are in Group A. Justin Valencia

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