ADAMSON clinched a pair of victories in games played just hours apart to secure a semis berth in the Cebuana Lhuillier National Intercollegiate Women’s Softball Championships at the Rosario Sports Complex in Pasig.
The Lady Falcons blanked Rizal Technological University, 10-0, on Tuesday night, then followed it up with a 16-0 rout of Bulacan State University in just three innings early morning of Wednesday to secure their fourth win in as many outings.
The Lady Falcons are now one win away from completing a sweep of Group A entering the crossover semifinals, where they will face the De La Salle Lady Archers on Thursday.
Julie Marie Muyco pitched a one-hit game against RTU as the Lady Falcons collected 12 hits in the game.
Veronica Billeza, a member of Big League Softball World Series champion Manila along with several Adamson players, limited the Lady Falcons to only a run on three hits in the first four innings of the match.
But the Lady Falcons erupted with five runs on top of the fifth to kick-off the romp. Adamson pelted four more runs to settle the final score.
In its Wednesday outing, Adamson was clearly the better team against Bulacan State University, using its second stringers in claiming the lopsided win.
Meantime, Polytechnic University of the Philippines stunned last year’s runner up University of the East, 5-4, in eight innings in a Group B match.
PUP bested UE in a marathon eight-inning contest to emerge as the first surprise package of the tournament.
Joan Lumagas and Michelle Abenales struck in the extra frame, blasting run-scoring doubles for a three-run eighth that broke a 2-2 deadlock.
The Lady Warriors, who lost their first game in the tournament, scored two more runs at the bottom of the frame, but could not tie the match to end the game.
Bulacan State University bounced back from that one-sided defeat to Adamson with a 6-3 win over St. Louis University.