Lady Falcons extend huge softball run
Adamson made a hard feat look easy yesterday, nailing a 62nd straight win that extended its championship reign in UAAP softball to a fifth straight season.
The Lady Falcons rolled past University of the Philippines, 10-0, to complete yet another perfect season at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
Annalie Benjamen, a 22-year-old pitcher from Bacolod City, proved ruthless on both ends, giving up just three hits while belting an RBI double in the first inning that laid the foundation for the comprehensive win.
Whatever hopes of a fightback by the Lady Maroons were quashed by Queenie Sabobo who blasted a two-run home run at the top of the seventh inning for Adamson’s 10th run.
“This win is a reward of continuous training and a solid program,” said Adamson coach Ana Santiago, whose squad whipped UP, 6-0, in the opener last Tuesday.
Made up mostly of World Series veterans, Adamson’s bid was hardly affected by the departure of key players from last year’s squad.
And with Benjamen, who played in the World Series starting from the 11-12 age group until the 16-18 division, leading the way, the Lady Falcons proved invincible.
Benjamen, who struck out 12 batters in Game 1, won her second straight MVP award.
Benjamen also bagged the Best Pitcher, Best Hitter and Most RBIs plums.
Adamson also grabbed the majority of the awards with Gelyn Lamata tying Benjamen for the Most RBIs, Lorna Adorable taking the Most Stolen Bases honors and Florabelle Pabiana clinching the Rookie of the Year plum.
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