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Blu Boys are in the Top 10

December 5, 2022 People's Tonight 181 views

THE Blu Boys may have missed the bus to the Super Round of the recently-concluded men’s softball World Cup but they gave the country a reason to celebrate with their top ten finish.

Without a win in their first 5 games featuring close games against eventual third placer United States, losing 0-1 and Cuba, 1-3, the Cebuana Lhuillier-backed Blu Boys posted back to back wins after, shutting out higher ranked Denmark a 8-0 and South Africa 4-0 for a respectable finish.

Denmark is ranked 10th while South Africa is at 11th.

The Philippines was the lowest ranked qualifier at 21st among the 12 teams that played in the competition and their performance here should improve their rankings.

Canada and Australia will contest the championship with the USA finishing off defending champion Argentina 2-0 for 3rd place.

“As I said, our participation here was a good opportunity for the boys to test themselves against the world’s best teams. I am very elated with their performance particularly their games against Denmark and South Africa. I don’t A top ten finish in a team sport in any world competition is always something to be proud of,” said ASAPHIL President Jean Henri Lhuillier, the long-time backer of softball in the country.

Concluding, Lhuillier extended his congratulations to the team, ” hats off to the boys for giving it their vest abd to ASAPHIL for making it happen. I want to make special mention of our pitcher Leo Barredo. He played at par with the top pitchers in the world.”

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