ADELAIDE, Australia - Glory Alonzo continued her masterful performance, yielding only one hit to anchor the Philippines' 9-0 win over Australia Capital Territory (ACT) that kept the team unbeaten in girls softball of the 10th Pacific School Games.
In yet another scorching day at Adelaide Shores in West Beach, the Pinay softballers banked on Lozano's steady pitching as the 16-year old standout from Domingo Lacson National High School in Bacolod fanned six of Canberra's tall batters.
Lozano dazzled ACT's batters with a variety of fastballs, sinkers and off speeds in the Philippines' first win in the bracket round matches - and its eighth overall after closing out the eliminations with a 2-0 spanking of ACT earlier in the day.
The Pinays advanced spotless to the bracket round matches and are two wins shy of making it straight to the playoffs unbeaten.
"The girls played with a lot of composure. They have adjusted well to the competition and the weather and hopefully, they can carry it through their next matches," said head of delegation Charles Raymond Maxey, a commissioner of the Philippine Sports Commission.
The Philippines is bracketed in Pool A with ACT, South Australia and Victoria.
In boys basketball, the Philippines won its third in five outings against Canberra.