ADAMSON’s Princess Jurado yielded two hits and Riflayca Basa allowed none as the Lady Falcons scored a 14-4 rout of the University of the East Lady Warriors on Thursday to sweep the first round of eliminations of the UAAP women’s softball tournament at the Rizal Memorial field.
Only four Lady Warriors’ batters succeeded in reaching the bases, both off Jurado on hits in the first inning that accounted for UE’s two runs.
Basa, one of two members of the Philippine Blu Girls in the Adamson line up, starved the Lady Warriors hitters in a five-inning relief job as the Lady Falcons scored their sixth win.
The Lady Falcons tagged the UE hurlers with a tournament high 17 connections, including a three-run homer by rightfielder Jennette Rusia in the fourth inning that drove home leftfielder Lelie Binabaye and third basegirl Florabele Pabiana.
Before that decisive four-run fourth inning surge, the Lady Falcons played catch up from 0-2 after the first frame, and 2-4 after the third.
The defending champions scored a pair of runs on two hits in the fifth, and had six more in the seventh on seven hits aided by two of the Lady Warriors’ total six errors.
Pabiana connected four times in five trips to the plate, batting in four runs, while Rusia was two-of-four with three runs batted-in.
The Loss was UE’s third in six games.
Second-running University of Sto. Tomas, led by Mary Ann Antolihao, blanked La Salle, 7-0, in a six-inning contest.
Antohilao, acknowledged as the country’s current best hurler, yielded only one hit and the UST side had 10 hits as the Tigresses picked up their fourth triumph in six outings.
La Salle absorbed its fifth defeat in six games.