ADAMSON Alumni pulled off a 6-5 squeaker over defending champion Chikara from Brunei on Wednesday in the 9th Summer Grand Slam softball competition at the Clark Freeport Zone in Clark, Pampanga.
Chikara downed powerhouse Adamson to snatch last year’s crown but is now set for an uphill battle in its title defense.
Ateneo posted a 16-1 romp over De La Salle-Zobel.
Hurlers Nicky Borromeo and Clarielle Dacanay combined for a no-hitter job in the first three innings while the Wildcats pounced on De La Salle-Zobel’s wild pitching en route to a 16-run binge highlighted by Mei Uy’s homer.
"The girls just enjoyed the game," said Wildcats coach Ma. Corazon Soberre.
Adamson-Manila clobbered Central Luzon State U, 7-2, in the women’s club division.
“This year’s edition of the Summer Grand Slam boasts of the toughest field ever with the participation of the Philippine Blu Boys and Blu Girls. The loss of the women’s defending champions right on the opening day is a testament to this. We are in for an exciting week of world-class softball action,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, president of the organizing Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines.