- The 2019 Women’s Baseball Asian Cup was held in Guangdong, China from November 9 until November 15, 2019 which had nine participating countries, including the Philippines
- The Philippines was part of Group B, and led them to the Super Round, and they ended up going against China for a 3rd Place Game
- The Philippines wins against China with a final score of 11-1 in favor of the Philippines
Filipinos always has had a love for sports. When need be, they can become very competitive. Baseball, despite not being as popular as basketball in the country, has players, and the country has been able to join competitions.
One such competition is the BFA Women’s Baseball Asian Cup. Held from November 9 until November 15, 2019 at Guangdong, China, eight countries (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, Philippines) competed in it. It was also the first time for the competition to adapt the “super round” with their competition, and it was the first time for the Philippines and China to have their women’s baseball team join in.
The Philippines was part of Group B, where they went against Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. They ranked second, with two wins and a loss against Taiwan; it was Taiwan who got rank 1 in their group.
Afterwards, there was a super round where they went against Taiwan, Japan, and China. The Philippine baseball team won against China, but lost against Japan, giving them a 3 win, 2 loss record, and they went against China for a 3rd place match.
In the rematch against China for 3rd place, they were able to lead the game and they won with the score 11-1, in favor of the Philippines, which allowed them to take Bronze in the competition.
Aside from this, two of the players from the Philippine team received awards. Clariz Palma was given the Best Pitcher award, with her plays against China, Hong Kong, and South Korea being noted as the winning plays. Whell Ghene Camral was then given the Best Third Base title
Congratulations to the team, and here is to hoping we can get a good performance as well in the up and coming Southeast Asian Games.