THE Blu Girls were off to a good start with a 3-2 victory over the Calahoo Erins in the on going Canada Cup International Softball Championship, now on its 26th year, in British Columbia, Canada.
Back after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, the tournament features a strong field of 12 teams including most of the top 10 women’s softball teams in the world.
Top-ranked teams in the field are the world’s top four teams: USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico.
Also competing are No.6 Chinese-Taipei, No.8 Australia fielding two club teams, No.10 Netherlands, no.11 Czech Republic, and the Philippines at No.13.
“Our team will benefit a lot in terms of international exposure as we resume our campaign to improve our ranking. But definitely, we will be there to compete and always go for wins,” said ASAPHIL President Jean Henri Lhuillier, the man behind Philippine softball for a long time.
The Blu Girls have their work cut out for them as they will be facing all higher ranked teams in their next games starting with Netherlands and Canada, Mexico, and Australia, aiming to get to the next round.