Unrivaled: PH Blu Girls blow out Indonesia for SEA Games 10-peat

Beatrice Go
The Philippine Blu Girls bag the gold to prove they're still the queens of Southeast Asian softball



SUPERIOR. The Philippine women’s softball players whoop it up after extending their title streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


CLARK, Pampanga – The Philippine Blu Girls showed they’re still the queens of Southeast Asia. 

The Philippine women’s softball team overwhelmed Indonesia to force a mercy rule in the 5th inning, 8-0, and bag its 10th straight Southeast Asian Games gold on Sunday, December 8, at The Villages in Pampanga. 

A collective effort by the Blu Girls in the 2nd inning towed the defending SEA Games champions to an 8-0 romp, where they needed 7 markers to force a mercy rule by the 3rd inning.

“It feels great that we won the gold here and it feels even better that we won the gold for the first time here in the Philippines,” said Philippine team captain Cheska Altomonte.

“It’s the first time we actually played as a team here so it’s great. It felt really good to be playing in front of family and friends.”



– Rappler.com



Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.