THE National University Lady Bulldogs outlasted the University of Santo Tomas Softbelles in extra innings, 1-0, to grab solo second in the UAAP Season 79 softball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Thursday.
Mia Macapagal drove Aimee Watson home for NU through a sacrifice fly to score the lone run and end the game in the eighth inning.
NU had a chance to win the match in regulation after a bases loaded situation but Watson was tagged out at second base for the final out of the seventh.
The Lady Bulldogs improved their mark to 3-1, a game behind unbeaten Adamson, which defeated University of the Philippines, 14-0.
“Sabi ko nga I’m getting used to this kind of games. Sabi ko nga parang nasasanay tayo dito (close games) pero maganda yun eh, pampatibay ng dibdib,” Lady Bulldogs head coach Egay delos Reyes said.
“Talagang gusto nila eh. They really wanted to win the game. Sinabi ko na kung sino talaga gusto manalo ibibigay yan,” he added.
Standings: AdU 4-0, NU 3-1, UST 2-2, UE 2-2, UP 1-3, DLSU 1-3, ADMU 1-3