Wednesday, May 19, 2010

RTU, Cavite-Navy forge title duel

Manila Bulletin, Friday, May 7, 2010

BAGUIO CITY — Lefty Leo Barredo gave up only three hits as Rizal Technological University beat the Cavite Province-Philippine Navy All Stars, 4-2, to win the men’s crown in the National Open softball championships at the Baguio City Athletic Bowl.

The second year physical education student produced another sterling performance as he struck out six batters while stranding two late in the game to frustrate the Caviteños.

University of Santo Tomas, however, spoiled RTU’s sweep bid by winning the women’s crown with a 3-1 win in the event sponsored by Cebuana Lhuillier, Pera Padala, Cebuana Lhuillier Bank, Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions, Phiten, Just Jewels and Le Soleil de Boracay.

The win was the Blue Thunders’ seventh straight.

Actually, they were unbeaten in the last two years as they ruled the recent State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association, Commission on Higher Education tournament and the Softball Pilipinas – first semi-pro event.

Last year, they topped Association of Southeast Asian Nations championship in Brunei and the Philippine Olympic Festival.

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