CPU Softball Team showed their might against University of Cordilleras (UC) Softball team, winning the championship game at 8-0.
The CPU Softbelles held UC team scoreless in all of 5 innings.
It’s game over for the 2014 National PRISAA Softball games and the CPU Softball Women is left standing with the championship on hand.
Let the celebration begin!
CPU Softball Team Bats for Championship
TAGUM CITY – CPU Softball Team will try to regain the championship crown they lost in last year’s battle against CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region) team.
The team advanced to the finals after beating Region 10, 16-1 in yesterday’s game.
Please read this news excerpt dated 10 April 2014.
CPU Softball Team Tops Bracket in 2014 National PRISAA
Seeks semi-final win today, 9 April
Representing Western Visayas, CPU Softball Team topped the elimination in their bracket by defeating Region 3, Region 7, and host Region 11 here in Tagum City, Davao del Norte where the annual National PRISAA Games competitions are being held.
They will face Region 10 from Cagayan de Oro, ranked 2 in the other bracket, in the crossover semi-finals tomorrow, April 10, 2014.
Defeating Region 11 (9-3)
On the first day of the competitions, the WVPRISAA softball team first faced host Region 11 softbelles. Being this year’s host, the Southern Mindanao PRISAA team presented a big threat for the Region 6 batters for their home court advantage.
With the crowd cheering for the host, the game started strong for Region 11 as they scored their first run in the first inning via a home run by Pitcher Estoconing.
But the WVPRISAA girls battled back in the bottom of the first inning by scoring 3 runs via 2 quick runs when Ma. Diane Treyes’ bunt resulted to an RBI and a run via a throwing error by pitcher Tampos to the first base thereby plating Tweedle Gee Samson.
A sacrificed fly-RBI by Geia Lyn Dechosa plated Ma. Kristin Gulfan to close the first inning. The first inning dictated the tempo for the next innings for both teams.
With accurate pitching by Jane Daras and Dechosa, the host team struggled to score in the next two innings. Accurate and controlled hitting by the WVPRISAA caused errors on the field, allowing them to score four more runs.
A changed of pitcher from Region 11 in the fourth inning shortly controlled the game defensively and allowed them to score 2 runs in the fourth and sixth inning, respectively.
The Western Visayas Softball Team closed the game with 2 more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning courtesy by an RBI each for Cristine Sebuan and Dechosa that plated Gulfan and Ferly Joy Pagulong for the final score of 9-3 for the Western Visayas PRISAA team.
Dominating Region 3 (16-0)
The Western Visayas Softball team then faced Region 3 that Wesleyan University of the Philippine represents.
The game turned out to be a short one as the WVPRISAA team won via the 15-run mercy rule. The game ended in the third inning with the final score of 16-0.
Gulfan, Samson, and Treyes contributed home runs with RBI’s in the offense for the Region 6 softball team. Daras and Jergen Penafiel controlled mound to secure the win.
CPU Softball Team ‘bludgeoned’ Region 7 (33-1)
On the last day of elimination games, the WVPRISAA faced the University of Bohol-bannered Region 7 softball team. Once again, the game ended in the third inning via the 15-run mercy rule with a final score of 33-1.
Topping their bracket, Western Visayas Softball team faces Region 10 PRISAA, which is 2nd in the other bracket.
University of the Cordilleras topped the other bracket with 3-0 standing and will face host-Region 11 in the first game of tomorrow’s 10 April 2014) crossover semi-finals.
The battle for third place and the championship will be played on Friday, 11 April.
The Western Visayas Softball Team
The Western Visayas PRISAA softball team is composed of the Central Philippine University Softball Team members with one player picked from Saint Anthony College in Antique Province.
The CPU students are Ma. Marriel Arnado, Jeraldine Ayore, Jane Daras, Geia Lyn Dechosa, Ma. Kristin Gulfan, Ailyn Grace Lawag, Ferly Joy Pagulong, Jergen Penafiel, Tweedle Gee Samson, Cristine Sebuan, Rhea Sevilla, Herjea Faye Sinogbuhan, Ma. Diane Treyes, Vanessa Mae Zaragoza. Michelle Soriano is the player from SAC.
Kim Dela Cruz and Mark Arliss Cloma are head coach and assistant coach, respectively. Pitching Coach is Jose Hechanova.
[note radius=”5″]Written by Mark Arliss Cloma, this article was first published on his blog “Fastball Life”[/note]