Bago keeps historic Little League bid alive | Inquirer Sports
IN SEMIS

Bago keeps historic Little League bid alive

/ 04:05 AM August 15, 2022

The girls from Bago City, Negros Occidental, managed to overcome its first taste of adversity and move within two victories of claiming a historic championship in the Little League Softball World Series.

ADVERTISEMENT

Riding on another stellar performance of ace Jacey Patojal, Bago nipped Milford, Connecticut, 1-0, on Sunday (Manila time) in Greenville, North Carolina, to set up a rematch with Delmar, Maryland, in the semifinals.

Delmar was the same team that handed Bago its first defeat, 2-0, a few hours earlier, but that didn’t deter the Asia-Pacific representatives from keeping its campaign alive in the tournament for female ballplayers ages 10 to 12 years old.

FEATURED STORIES

Bago and Delmar face off on Monday (Manila time) for a spot in the championship against either Chesterfield, Virginia, or Hewitt, Texas.

No non-American team has ever won the Little League crown since its inception in 1974, a trend Bago, which has been impressive since the tournament began while also receiving a team sportsmanship award from organizers, will try to break.

Shaking off the loss to Delmar that sent Bago to the loser’s bracket of Pool A, Patojal put on a stirring performance by striking out 10 batters in a three-hit shutout.

She also brought in the game’s first run when her single with two outs in the bottom half of the first inning allowed Audrey Matarong to score from second. INQ

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Softball, Sports
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.