THE Philippine Blu Girls scored two big wins to boost its semis bid after an opening-day loss in the 11th Asian Women’s Softball Championship in Taichung City, Taiwan.
The Filipina batters shut down the Hong Kong girls, 18-0, then rallied past the South Koreans, 6-4, to stay in the semifinal hunt in the event serving as the 2018 Asian Games qualifier and the World Championships.
The wins got the Philippine team on track after bowing to Japan in the opener.
Against HK, the Blu Girls’ Arianne Vallestero went three-for-three including a home run, Maryann Antolihao had four strikeouts while Royevel Palma had three.
Against the Koreans, the Blu Girls piled up a total of 10 hits from Dani Gilmore, Hailey Decker, Arianne Vallestero, Kailee Cuico, Reese Guevarra, Chelsea Suito, Garie Blando and Angelie Ursabia.
The Pinays eye a spot in the finals when they take on Thailand.