Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

News

Cristy Arribas books last Final Four ticket for NU Lady Bulldogs


After elder sister and De La Salle University captain Jamica Arribas made sure her side clinched the twice-to-beat advantage, younger sister and National University rookie Christy took one for her own team.

The Lady Bulldog plucked a single in the crucial sixth inning, which is enough to secure their place in the Final Four, to stop the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons, 4-2, Thursday afternoon at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

With confidence gained from their final elimination round win against the same team, the Bustillos-based side produced two hits as early as the first at-bats with Elsie Dela Torre and Leila Tarroza.

These hits eventually turned into runs as Dela Torre and Pearly Lorca capitalized on an error of UP shortstop Panjie Legaspi to put the Lady Bulldogs on top, 2-0.

The Fighting Maroons then used National U’s own mistakes to level the game at two. With Nitchie Rabe on the plate, Ritchie Dabbay failed on her own attempt for a put out as captain Cai De Luna and Erika Olfato crossed the plate.

However, Dela Torre and Tarroza flexed their muscles once more in the sixth inning as a triple from the former started it off for National U. Tarroza then gave her side back the lead at 3-2 after scoring Dela Torre, setting up Arribas for the insurance run-scoring single.

Cochise Diolata and the UP defense did well to retire the side, but Mary Ann Ramos made amends in their turn at defense to ultimately seal the win.

Tarroza ended with two hits in three at-bats, but none bigger than the triple that scored Dela Torre in the sixth. Dela Torre not just plucked two hits in the same number of at-bats, but was also able to hold UP scoreless in 3 2/3 innings at the circle.

#ReadMore  PBA Draft: Santi Santillan taken by Rain or Shine as fifth pick

For NU head coach Sid Abello, he hopes that the Lady Bulldogs will just play well and not get intimidated by the Adamson University Lady Falcons.

“Sabi ko sa kanila, laro lang tayo. Huwag nating iisipin na Adamson sila. Huwag nating papansinin yung mga sigaw nila; basta laro lang tayo,” he shared.

He added, “Bibigyan namin sila ng magandang laban. Matalo man kami pero pagpapawisan muna sila.”

The semifinals against National U and Adamson, with the latter having the twice-to-beat advantage is set on Saturday, March 23 at 9 a.m.

Grew to appreciate various sports from tennis to judo. True-maroon kiddo since the new millennium. Fanboy. Singer. Occasional sports writer.


You May Also Like

AdU

Adamson University secured its 11th straight UAAP Softball championship with a come-from-behind 4-3, eighth-inning victory over University of the Philippines in the winner-take-all Game...

AdU

Adamson University kept its ’11-peat’ hopes alive in style, routing the University of the Philippines, 15-2, in Game 2 of the UAAP Season 86...

AdU

UNIVERSITY of the Philippines moved into the cusp of a fifth UAAP Softball title after defeating Adamson University, 3-2, in the eighth inning of...

News

Danica Aquino had the time of her life last year when she debuted with the University of the Philippines softball team. This was because...

News

Danica Aquino drove in a clutch triple that sent University of the Philippines to a walk-off victory of 3-2 against University of Santo Tomas,...

Baseball

UP Diliman Field will be the battleground for two schools vying for a chance at the postseason on Saturday. University of the Philippines and...

ADMU

Adamson University completed an elimination round sweep of the UAAP Season 86 Softball tournament, defeating University of Santo Tomas in a highly defensive 4-1...

News

University of the Philippines uncovered some gems in Bulacan to secure a spot in the postseason of the UAAP Season 85 Softball Tournament after...

Advertisement