Blu Girls score rare win over Chinese Taipei for 2-0 start in Canada Cup softball
The Philippine Blu Girls waste a six-run lead over Chinese Taipei but recover to post back-to-back wins. 

THE Philippine team made it back-to-back wins to start the campaign in in the Canada Cup International Softball Championship, following up a win over No. 3 Canada with victory over No. 9 Chinese Taipei on Wednesday in Surrey, British Columbia (Thursday, Manila time).

The Blu Girls moved to the top of Pool B after a 6-2 upset of Canada and an 11-7 victory over Chinese Taipei.

Five runs on six hits at the top of the fifth put the Blu Girls ahead, 7-1, but they yielded five runs off five hits in the bottom of the same frame and allowed game-tying run in the sixth.

They unleashed a strong finishing kick to foil their fancied rivals.

Gabrielle Maurice and Kailee Cuico gave the Philippines a 9-7 cushion with back-to-back RBI doubles then Garie Blando belted a two-run homer to pull away.

Mexico outclassed NJCAA, 2-0, while Australia routed Calahoo Erins, 5-2.

Venezuela defeated Canada Junior, 13-2, while Japan blanked Quebec Rebelles, 13-0.

“The Blu Girls are on a roll, proving that the Philippines can truly excel in softball,” said Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines president Jean Henri Lhuillier.


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