(Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium)
12 noon – DLSU vs Ateneo (Baseball Finals)
ADAMSON’s enduring softball dynasty lives on.
The Lady Falcons proved too much for University of Santo Tomas, scoring an 11-2 win to extend their UAAP reign to nine years yesterday at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
For coach Ana Santiago, who steered Adamson to its 18th title overall, those sleepless nights were worth it.
“Nag-iisip ako kung paano ko gagawin. Paano ako mag-aadjust. Lalo na noong second round, nagkaroon kami ng struggles sa hitting namin. Tama lang na hindi kami nakaka-regulation. Because, natututo kami doon. Naka-survive kami,” Santiago said.
“Ngayon, makakatulog na ako at tsaka na iisipin ko ang susunod. Ibinabalik ko lang sa school na nagtiwala sa akin at nagsimula ng coaching career ko. Kailangan kong ibalik sa kanila.
The Lady Falcons, who dropped only one game this season, swept the best-of-three series, 2-0, sending the Tigresses to their fourth consecutive bridesmaid finish.
Later, Gino Tantuico slammed a two-run homer in the bottom seventh as Ateneo dragged La Salle to a deciding Game 3 of their baseball championship series with a 7-3 win.
Javi Macasaet delivered four hits while pitcher Miggy Angeles struck out two batters in a no-relief job to help the Blue Eagles level their best-of-three duel to one game apiece.
Game 3 is set on Friday noon at the same Malate venue.
Following up his grandslam homer in last Friday’s series-opening 7-9 loss, Tantuico’s homerun gave Ateneo the needed cushion at 7-2 in the bottom seventh.