The Philippine Youth team and Adamson U shared the women’s Open division crown as heavy rains halted the championship match in the Summer Grand Slam 12 softball tournament, forcing officials to declare them as co-champions last Wednesday.
The downpour rendered the Sto. Niño ball park unplayable with the Youth squad leading, 3-2, at the top of the third inning of the event presented by Cebuana Lhuillier and sanctioned by the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (AsaPhil).
In other finals matches, Rizal Technological University edged Tanauan, 7-5, to claim the women’s Club trophy while the PH Blu Boys downed Philippine Army, 5-3, to nail the men’s Open diadem.
Cabuyao, on the other hand, dominated the Quezon Nationals, 9-0, in the men’s Club finals.
“Our participants again exceeded my expectations as they showed grit, determination and hard work in each of their games. I am glad that on our 12th year, the Summer Grand Slam continues to become a venue for our local talents and even international softball players to show and test their mettle,” said AsaPhil president and Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier, who also reiterated AsaPhil’s continued support.