The Adamson University Lady Falcons start their quest for a fourth consecutive softball title and preserve an amazing 47-game winning streak, when they take on National University Lady Bulldogs in the softball finals 9 a.m. Tuesday February 18 at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
The Lady Falcons swept the 12-game eliminations of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Softball Tournament and are holding a two-to-win and thrice-to-beat advantage over the Lady Bulldogs.
In men’s baseball Ateneo De Manila University goes for the clincher in UAAP Season 76 action.
Holding a 1-0 advantage Ateneo goes for a sweep of the race-to-two finals series with archrival De La Salle in Game 2 that starts at 12 noon at the fabled diamond.
The defending champion Blue Eagles, who wound up No. 2 in the regular season, beat the Green Archers in a classic 10-inning showdown in Game 1, 10-8, last Friday, a squeaker made possible by Leandro Banzon and Adriane Ros Bernardo and compounded by six unforced errors by De La Salle.
The Ana Santiago-coached Lady Falcons, on the other hand, eye their 13th title overall against the Lady Bulldogs. They won from Seasons 60 to 63 and from Seasons 66 to 69.
The Lady Bulldogs advanced to the finals after beating the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses, 8-5, in the second phase of the step-ladder playoffs.