NEW CLARK CITY — The Philippine softball teams set off to battle Monday in their quest to deliver the gold medals expected of them here in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
The Blu Girls will have a double-header as they tackle Singapore at 9 a.m. and Malaysia at 2:30 p.m., at the Villages here.
The Filipinas are the favorites in the three-day competitions having won the gold every time the sport was played in the biennial meet.
They will be bannered by Fil-American Garie Blando, a short stop who hails from Las Vegas, and team captain and catcher Ceska Altomonte.
The Blu Boys, who are a dominating force in the region, will battle Thailand at 9 a.m.
Marlon Pagkalinawan, Leo Barredo and Reagan Park will be the pitchers for the Blu Boys who are beefed up with members of the national team that placed second in the 2017 Asian junior championship.PR