by Jonas Terrado
Unbeaten teams Katayama Baseball Academy and Thunder All-Star closed in on securing semifinal berths after winning their respective matches in the Philippine Baseball League (PBL) Open Conference at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
KBA downed Ateneo, 7-1, while Thunder rolled past RTU-Alums, 8-1, to score their third straight win in the league organized by the Philippine Amateur Baseball Association.
Meanwhile, national team hurler Vladimir Eguia fanned eight batters while La Salle-Zobel standout Sean Salvatierra homered in the second inning to lead Thunder’s triumph.
In the other game, Adamson downed Rizal Technological University, 8-5, for its second win in three outings.