Pinay belles continue unbeaten run in Pacific Games

HUDDLE. The Philipines girls squad in a huddle before the game against ACT.
HUDDLE. The Philipines girls squad in a huddle before the game against ACT.

Games today

2 pm — Philippines vs. Victoria

4 pm — Philippines vs. South Australia

AUSTRALIA — Glory Alonzo continued her mastery of the opposition’s batting line yielding only one hit to anchor the Philippines to a 9-0 win over Australia Capital Territory (ACT) to continue its unbeaten run in girls softball of the 10th Pacific School Games.

For yet another scorching day at Adelaide Shores in West Beach, the Pinay softballers banked on Lozano’s steady pitching as the 16-year old standout from Domingo Lacson National High School in Bacolod, fanned six batters from the taller Canberra nine.

Lozano dazzled ACT’s batters with a variety of fastballs, sinkers and off speeds.

The win gave the Philippines its first win in the bracket round matches and its eighth overall win after closing out the eliminations with a 2-0 spanking of ACT earlier.

The Pinays advanced spotless to the bracket round matches and are two wins shy of making the playoffs.

“The girls played with a lot of composure. They have adjusted well to the competition and the weather and hopefully, they can carry it through their next matches,” said Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey of the Philippine Sports Commission who heads the delegation here.

The Philippines is bracketed in Pool A with ACT, South Australia and Victoria.

In boys basketball, the Philippines won its third win in five outings against Canberra.