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    Lady Falcons make it five straight wins as Princess Jurado, Lyca Basa blank Lady Maroons

    Feb 13, 2018
    Coach Ana Santiago and the Lady Falcons close in on a first-round sweep. Photo from the Adamson Chronicle

    THERE seems to be no stopping Adamson in the UAAP softball tourament.

    The Lady Falcons breezed to a shutout 5-0 routine regulation victory over the University of the Philippine Lady Maroons on Monday at the Rizal Memorial field, their fifth straight victory.

    Two of the wins came via the short route.

    Princess Jurado started this time, combining with ace Lyca Basa in limiting the Lay Maroon to a measly three hits as the Lady Falcons moved closer to a sweep of the first round.

    And as the duo of Jurado and Basa baffled the UP batters, catcher Dely Covarrubias, rightfielder Jenette Rusia, second basegirl Reizel Columbres, centerfielder Krisha Cantor, leftfielder Leslie Binabaye and first basegirl Flor Pablania had a field day against Lady Maroons starter Cherokee Diolata.

    Adamson rook control at the top of the fourth frame where lead-off girl Covarrubias tagged Diolata with a single to left and scored on Rusia’s home run.

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    The Lady Falcons finished off the Lady Maroons with a three-run salvo in the seventh and final period on a fielding miscue, a runner-advancing fielder’s choice, a passed ball, and a base-on-balls capped by a three-base hit by Pablania.

    La Salle beat Ateneo black and blue, 8-1, for its first win in four tries.

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    Late starting National University lumped together three runs in the fourth inning, enough to serve as cushion against University of Santo Tomas’ late rally, 3-2, in the day’s other contest.

    The Green Archers and the Blue Eagles collide when action in the baseball tournament of the university league resumes on Wednesday.

    The baseball defending champion Eagles and the Archers play in the 7 a.m. opener of a tripleheader. The Eagles are looking to end a two-game losing streak, while the Archers seeks a fourth win in as many games.

    The Maroons play the Bulldogs at 9 a.m.

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    The Falcons look to score a follow-up to their 7-0 win over the Eagles then they take on the Growling Tigers at 1 p.m.

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    Coach Ana Santiago and the Lady Falcons close in on a first-round sweep. Photo from the Adamson Chronicle
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