Lady Maroons bury Lady Eagles in UAAP softball opener

Mark Escarlote on Jan 30, 2016 05:09 PM
Lady Maroons bury Lady Eagles in UAAP softball opener
Chise Diolata played steady on the mound while her UP teammates fired away with 11 hits in a short work of Ateneo.

Hot-pitching Chise Diolata bannered University of the Philippines with an impressive stint on the mound and the Lady Maroons’ pummeled the Ateneo Lady Eagles to an abbreviated 11-0 victory to start off their campaign in the 78th UAAP softball tournament Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

Diolata struck out six batters and allowed only a single hit as the last year’s runner up wrapped its opening day assignment in just four innings.

UP gave Ateneo starting pitcher Nikki Borromeo a hellish trip, slamming six hits and eight runs in the nightmarish top second inning.

The Lady Maroons scored three more runs in the fourth inning before calling it a day with a total of 11 hits

Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas blanked University of the East, 4-0, while National University routed De La Salle, 10-2, scoring six runs in the second frame to cap the opening day action.     

Action resumes Monday with Adamson University, unbeaten in 62 games, opening its bid for a sixth consecutive crown against UST at 9:00 a.m.






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