THE Philippine Junior Blu Girls trampled Italy, 10-3, to split its opening day matches at the start of the WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship on Monday in Clearwater, Florida (Tuesday, Manila time).
Reese Guevarra, Mary Maguad, Czara Galapon and Royevel Palma combined in the Cebuana Lhuillier-backed squad’s romp over the Italians although the Jr Blu Girls failed to sustain their big start and got crushed by the power-hitting Taiwanese, 0-14.
The young Pinay clouters hope to rebound against Guatemala. They will next take on Turkey before facing South Africa and the US in Pool A.
The top two teams from each side will dispute the crown.
"The Junior Blu Girls’ win against Italy is a great way to ease into the tournament. They have been consistently displaying exceptional skills and performance these past months so I know they will deliver more impressive showing in the next matches," said Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines president Jean Henri Lhuillier.