UAAP Season 81 softball: NU blanks Ateneo to start second round

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 04, 2019 06:03 PM
UAAP Season 81 softball: NU blanks Ateneo to start 2nd round
The Lady Bulldogs needed only five innings to chalk up their fifth win in seven contests in UAAP softball.
National University scored an abbreviated 7-0 win over Ateneo de Manila to seize solo second in the UAAP Season 81 softball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium on Monday.

The Lady Bulldogs needed only five innings to chalk up their fifth win in seven contests.

Defending champion Adamson University, which sports a perfect 6-0 record, drew a second round opening day bye.

The Lady Falcons were dominant in the first round, as the San Marcelino-based squad surrendered only one run so far.

University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle University bested their respective foes to share third place at 4-3.

The Tigresses avenged their 2-3 first round loss to University of the East with a 5-1 victory, while the Lady Batters reasserted their mastery of University of the Philippines with a 10-4 decision.

The Lady Maroons fell outside of the top four range with a 3-4 slate while the Lady Warriors stumbled to their fifth loss in seven games.

In baseball Sunday, DLSU topped titleholder Adamson University, 10-2, in a rematch of last year's Finals to tie its victims and UST in second place a 3-2.

UP stunned the Growling Tigers, 7-1, to finally enter the win column.

Ateneo turned back NU, 7-1, to top the first round with a 4-1 card. The Bulldogs fell to 1-4 alongside the Fighting Maroons at the bottom of the standings.

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