• Pinay batters suffer 3rd loss, exits World Series

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    Manila-Philippines got booted out of contention after suffering its third straight setback in the prestigious 2013 Big League Softball World Series Championship being held at the Layton Field in Sussex, Delaware.

    Team Manila-Philippines lost to Central America, 4-6, in Group B of the world championships for 16-18 years old. It was a sorry loss for the Filipina batters, who failed to retain the title.

    Team Manila-Philippines, representing the Asia-Pacific region, wrap up the elimination round with a 1-3 mark. Their lone victory was against Canada (15-0) then succumbed to East America-Pennsylvania (5-10) and Host District III-Delaware (0-1).

    Adamson University standouts Queeny Sabobo, Krisna Paguican and Baby Jane Raro are the only holdovers of the 2012 champion team. Other members are Whell Ghene Camral, Mary Luisse Garde, Lorna Adorable, Mary Ann Antolihao, Angelie Ursabia, Rachell Ann Secor, Adrianne Mei Uy, Hazel Claudette Anque, Rosalyn Boton, Jonalie Almonia, Jelyn Lamata and Agavi Llave.

    Host District III-Delaware topped the Group B with a clean 4-0 slate followed by Central America (3-1) and East America (2-2). Canada failed to score a single win in four games.

    In Group A, Latin America-Puerto Rico (4-0) and Southwest America (3-1) took the top two spot while West America (1-3) and Europe-Africa (0-4) were also eliminated.

    Latin America-Puerto Rico will be meeting Central America while Host District III-Delaware battles Southwest America in their respective crossover semifinals.

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