The DLSU Green Batters executed a complete shutout against the UST Growling Tigers, 13-0, earlier today, February 15. Meanwhile, the Lady Batters fell to the defending champion AdU Lady Falcons, with a score of 11-1, last February 14.
A complete shutout
The Green Batters racked up points without delay in the early innings while keeping UST from scoring their own. The game ended via the mercy rule with the score of 13-0, in favor of DLSU.
The Green Batters immediately took charge of the game as batters Paulo Salud, Carlos Laurel, Gabriel Pineda, and Carlos Muñoz scored one run after another in the first inning. Their onslaught of runs continued to the second inning as they brought home three more batters. The Tigers tried to rally back but were prevented from scoring by the Green Batters.
When the bases were fully loaded in the fourth inning, veteran Dino Imperial slugged the ball to the right field to give way for the batters to score, 3-0. Imperial, however, was tagged out at the third base. A number of substitutions were thrown in for the Growling Tigers but to no avail, they were unable to stop DLSU from scoring another three more runs in the fifth inning.
Both squads did not score in the remaining innings, ending the match with the score of 13-0.
The day before, the DLSU Lady Batters lost to Adamson by a 10- point margin in their last match of the first round. The Lady Falcons scored a total of 11 runs while the Lady Batters scored only one, 11-1.
With this loss, the Lady Batters now have a 4-2 win-loss card while Adamson has yet to taste defeat this season.
The Lady Batters look to make a comeback in their upcoming matches in the second round, which will start this coming Wednesday, February 18, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Green Batters will face the AdU Soaring Falcons on Thursday, February 19, at 7am.