Softball & Baseball open Season 74 campaign
The Ateneo de Manila University Softball and Baseball teams opened their UAAP 74 season last Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
The Lady Eagles dropped their first game of the season against the University of the East Lady Batters, 1-7, on January 11, at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
The Lady Eagles’ only run came from Francesca Santos in the fifth inning. The girls had a number of chances for a home run however UE kept their defense tight.
The Lady Eagles will face the Adamson Lady Batters for their second match of the season. The match is scheduled for Saturday, Jan 14, 10 am at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
On January 12, the Ateneo Blue Eagles got an early lead against the batters of tournament host, Adamson University. They defeated the Falcons, 11-5.
The Blue Eagles scored 3 runs from Kevin Ramos, Andrew Tan, and Adriane Bernardo in the first two innings of the match but the Falcons were able to catch up and made 4 runs on top of the sixth inning. Ateneo was able to tie the match with another run in the bottom of the sixth.
Adamson got another run in the eighth but Ateneo, in an impressive display of teamwork, scored 7 runs during their turn at the bat.
Ramos and Tan had 2 runs to their name at the end of the match.
The Blue Eagles will face the National University batters on January 15, 7:30 am, at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.