Bulls, Sharks, Uni-bikers share baseball top spot
Philippine Daily Inquirer
CEBU scored six runs in the sixth inning to stop Dumaguete Uni-bikers, 8-3, while Manila routed Alabang, 14-4, to force a three-way tie for the lead in Baseball Philippines Series 9 at the Parade Grounds in Clark Field, Pampanga, yesterday.
Miggy Corcuera and Ram Alipio sparked Cebu’s scoring binge in the sixth, then the Dolphins held on to join their victims and the three-time defending champion Sharks on top of the six-team field after the morning matches.
Meanwhile, the Taguig Patriots downed the Batangas Bulls, 9-4, to tie the Bulls at 2-3 in the league organized by Community Sports Inc.
After the Uni-bikers broke the scoreless deadlock at the top of the sixth, Corcuera tied the game on a sacrifice fly, scoring Joennard Pareja, who reached first on an error, second on a sacrifice bunt by Johndel Tolosa, and third on a passed ball.
With Joseph Orillana drawing a walk earlier, Alipio blasted a two-run double to score Orillana and Santos for a 3-1 lead. The Dolphins then added three more runs to pull away.
DUMAGUETE—000 001 101 3 6 3
CEBU—000 006 02x 8 8 3
ALABANG—020 101 0xx 4 8 11
MANILA—404 022 2xx 14 11 3
TAGUIG—220 122 000 9 15 1
BATANGAS—000 000 022 4 12 4