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."
More commonly known as “Bee”, Beatrice is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Phillippine 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.