Adamson U, UP down rivals, boost Asaphil Grand Slam bids

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Adamson University and University of the Philippines dished out top form and defeated their respective rivals to bolster the title drive in the women’s Open division of the 10th Summer Grand Slam softball tournament presented by Cebuana Lhuillier at the Batangas Sports Complex on Saturday.

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The defending champion Lady Falcons overpowered the University of the East Lady Warriors, 8-3, while the Lady Maroons pulled off a 1-0 win over the National University Lady Bulldogs in the premier side of women’s play in the annual event sanctioned by the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines.

The chase for finals berths in the women’s Club section also heated up with Adamson-B edging San Mateo-Rizal to complete a double win in the day for the San Marcelino-based squad.

But Tanauan-A stunned defending champion UP, 6-3, heading to the final day of the weeklong tournament which featured the country’s top teams in the men’s and women’s Open and the men’s and women’s Club.

“We’re one day away from determining the champions of this year’s Summer Grand Slam tournament and we’ve been witnessing nothing but a great display of softball skills and exciting competition every single day,” said Asaphil president Jean Henri Lhuillier. I” am very glad that aside from helping these athletes improve their sport and showcase their skills, we’re also providing them a platform to develop the essential values to be successful in life.’

Close to 50 squads are seeing action in the tournament, including softball teams from Indonesia and Malaysia while Philippine Air Force is the defending men’s Open), and the San Antonio Bobcats are the team to beat in the men’s Club. Division.

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