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.”
BREAKING! PH Blu Girls romp Indonesia to force mercy rule, 8-0, in the 5th inning and bag their 10th straight SEA Games gold! #SEAGames2019 | @beebeego09 https://t.co/tis092kzJO pic.twitter.com/T1NfHGWSf2— Rappler Sports (@RapplerSports) December 8, 2019