Adamson wins 73rd straight; one win away from UAAP Softball Finals
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 29, 2016 05:01 PM
Adamson improved to 11-0 and are on track to advance to the Finals for the sixth straight season.
Adamson University moved within a win of advancing in the Finals for the sixth straight season as it bested De La Salle, 4-2, in the UAAP Season 78 softball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium on Monday.
Annalie Benjamen’s superb pitching somehow atoned the Lady Falcons’ hitting struggles to stretch their remarkable winning run to 73 games, the current longest in any sport in the league.
"We need to work hard to get every win. Mahaba pa ang tournament," said Adamson University coach Ana Santiago. "What Benjamen needs is offense from her teammates."
The Lady Falcons are unbeaten in 11 contests, as the San Marcelino-based batters are on the cusp of securing an outright Finals berth with the thrice-to-beat advantage.
National University inched closer in clinching the twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals following an abbreviated 12-2 victory over University of the East to finish its eliminations campaign with a 8-4 card.
University of Santo Tomas stayed in the hunt in the race for the No. 2 seed in the playoffs with a 5-2 tripping of University of the Philippines.
The Tigresses are still in third spot with a 7-4 card.
But UST will face Adamson University in the final day of elims on Wednesday, as it tries to force a playoff against NU for the No. 2 slot.
The Lady Archers are also still alive the Lady Archers remained tied in fourth place at 4-7.
UP and De La Salle will clash in a playoff for the last semis slot if they beat Ateneo and UE, respectively, on Wednesday.