Friday, July 29, 2011
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|Game on Sunday|
(Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium)
1 p.m. – Manila vs. Cebu
Jon Jon Robles struck out six batters as Manila moved one away from capturing its third straight crown by defeating Cebu, 6-2, Saturday in Game 1 of the Baseball Philippines Series 8 finals at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
Robles controlled Cebu’s offense as he yielded seven hits and holding Cebu to two runs in an eight-inning start to move one win away from sweeping the best-of-three championship series of the league organized by Community Sports Inc. and sponsored by Rawlings and Gatorade.
“We tried to put Jon Jon all game as soon as we can and he really did a good job controlling Cebu’s top batters,” said Manila coach Jhoel Palanog.
The Sharks can wrap up the series on Sunday in Game 2 at 1 p.m. after the league also backed by Harbour Centre, The Heritage Park, Emperador Distillers, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Victory Liner and Clark Development Corp. hand out the individual awards.
The game was delayed for an hour due to rain but Manila scored quickly as former University of Mindanao standout Saxon Omandac doubled to score Francis Candela in the second inning while Christian Galedo crossed home plate on an error in the third.
After Tino Ubungen pushed Cebu’s first run of the game to score Joseph Orillana in the top of the fifth, Manila quickly answered at the bottom of the fifth when Galedo grounded to left field to score Rommel Roja and Jarus Inobio advancing home on a sacrifice fly by Gian Llaguno.
The Sharks added an insurance run in the seventh when Galedo scampered from third base to home plate on a fielders’ choice when catcher Ubungen made a throw to first base in an attempt to put out Nino Tator for a 5-1 lead.
The Philippine Under-18 baseball team beat reigning UAAP champion University of Santo Tomas, 7-0, in the exhibition game.
The league is also supported by Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee, Philippine Amateur Baseball Association, Philippine Umpires Association and dzSR Sports Radio 918.(pr)
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Friday, July 22, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Manila and Cebu arranged another clash for the championship after overcoming their foes Saturday in the semifinals of the Baseball Philippines Series 8 at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
The two-time defending champion Sharks put up another defensive stand to defeat Taguig, 2-0, while the Dolphins scattered 15 hits to blow past Batangas, 9-2, to set up their third clash for the title in the league organized by Community Sports Inc. and sponsored by Rawlings and Gatorade.
Cebu and Manila split their two previous title showdowns with the Dolphins taking the Series 2 crown before the Sharks bagged the Series 6 crown.
Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series is set on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
Pitchers Charlie Labrador and Jon Jon Robles yielded a combined five hits as the Sharks’ fielders stranded eight runners on base to blank the Patriots to book a place into their fourth consecutive finals dating back to 2008 in Series 5.
Marvin Malig’s RBI singles in the first and eighth inning proved to be enough as pitching and defense did it for the Harbour Centre-backed Sharks.
Cebu’s Jonash Ponce, meanwhile, hit a two-run double in the second inning as the Dolphins put the game away with four runs in the sixth inning backed by a two-run double by Miggy Corcuera.
“We had a hard time with Taguig’s defense and we haven’t played for almost a month. But we will always depend on pitching and defense and that is what the team showed,” said Manila coach Jhoel Palanog.
The league is also backed by are backed by Harbour Centre, The Heritage Park, Emperador Distillers, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Victory Liner and Clark Development Corp.
Taguig starting pitcher Justin Payongayong had a complete game yielding seven hits but didn’t get the run support because of Manila’s fierce defense. The Patriots had five hits and had seven runners in scoring position (runner on second or third) but could not get the hits to put a run across.
Jennald Pareja walked, reached second on a Nino Tator groundout and scored when Malig blasted a hit to left center field to start off the game.
Pareja was also the recipient of Malig’s run-scoring hit in the eighth on a bloop single to shallow left field after Pareja singled, stole second and reached third on a single by Christian Galedo.
The league is supported by Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee, Philippine Amateur Baseball Association, Philippine Umpires Association and dzSR Sports Radio 918.
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