ADAMSON romped to its 62nd straight win on Tuesday when the Lady Falcons downed University of the Philippines, 10-0, to claim their fifth straight UAAP softball crown at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
The Lady Falcons asserted their dominance, going undefeated once again in Season 77 and extending their winning run that began in 2011.
Analie Benjamen capped the season by yielding only three hits in Game Two while starting off the Lady Falcons scoring binge in the first inning on her way to claiming the Most Valuable Player of the tournament on top of several other individual titles.
Benjamen claimed the Best Hitter, and emerged as one of two players with most runs batted-in at 14.
The 22-year-old Benjamen from Bacolod City set the stage for the runaway victory, slamming an RBI double in the first inning, followed by RBI singles by Angelie Ursabia and Gelyn Lamata for a 3-0 start.
Queenie Sabobo blasted a two-run home run at the top of the seventh inning for a 10-run lead and put the game away for good.
It was the 11th crown as a head coach for Ana Santiago, who lost five key players last season.
“Kala ko magiging mahina kami kasi five players ang nawala sa amin this year. Wala na ’yung mga seniors na dapat asahan. From there, nag-mature na sila. Nag-step-up naman silang lahat,” said Santiago, who is also head coach of the Philippine Blu Girls.
Lamata shared the Most RBI plum with Benjamen, while Sabobo and Cristy Roa of University of Santo Tomas wound up with the most home runs with four each. Lorna Adorable, also playing for Adamson had the most stolen bases for the season, while Roa won the Best Slugger award.