Bago City team advances to quarterfinals in junior softball World Series | Inquirer Sports

Bago City team advances to quarterfinals in junior softball World Series

/ 07:24 PM August 04, 2022

MANILA, Philippines–The other team put up by Bago City, Negros Occidental to compete in the United States booked a spot in the quarterfinals despite dropping its final assignment in pool play of the Junior League Softball World Series in Kirkland, Washington.

Bago City fell 7-1 to Jenison, Michigan, on Thursday (Manila time) to finish with a 2-2 record but its win-loss mark was enough to earn a place in the crossover quarterfinals as one of the four best teams in Pool A.

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Representing the Asia-Pacific region, Bago City will take on Columbus, Texas, on Friday (Manila time) for a chance to reach the semifinals.

After a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Southeast region’s Irmo, South Carolina, Bago City bounced back with a 10-0 rout of Redmond, Washington.

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Althea Key Palzario and Layle Baladjay combined for nine strikeouts and Claire Olarte drove in four runs during the game that ended after six innings due to a mercy rule.

Palzario fanned eight while Olarte homered in the fourth inning as Bago City blanked Canada’s Victoria, British Columbia, 9-0.

Meanwhile, Bago City fell short against District 9 of Texas, 10-1, in the Senior League Softball World Series in Lower Sussex, Delaware.

It was Bago City’s first loss in pool play after a 2-0 start in pool play.

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