ASIAN GAMES: Blu Girls bow out of medal race

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 23, 2018 11:28 PM
ASIAN GAMES: Blu Girls bow out of medal race
The Blu Girls will come home empty-handed after falling short in their podium campaign.

JAKARTA --- The Blu Girls got their hearts broken after absorbing a 3-6 loss to Chinese-Taipei Thursday night to crash out of the 18th Asian Games softball competition at Gelora Bung Karno diamond.

The Filipinas stayed in stride with the Taiwanese after the first inning that was tied at 1-1 only to go scoreless in the next three innings while allowing their opponents to set the game’s complexion with two runs at the top of the fourth inning.

The unrelenting Taiwanese pooled three more earned run in the next inning, but the unrelenting Blu Girls—behind Angelie Ursabia and Arianne Vallestero—made it a close 3-2 count.

It was a battle of defensive skills after that, giving the victory to Taiwan, which assured itself of a bronze medal and a potential stint in the gold medal play if it beats China on Friday.

The winner of the China-Chinese Taipei match will play Japan in the gold medal match also on Friday.

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