Adamson goes for season sweep versus UP

By Dugout Philippines

MANILA--Adamson guns for a fifth straight championship against UP Thursday in the UAAP Season 77 softball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.        

Lady Falcons coach Ana Santiago hopes to get the job done and douse any hopes to a Lady Maroons fightback in Game 2 scheduled at 9 a.m.        

"We will make some adjustments," said Santiago, whose players are mostly came from Bacolod.      

Toting a remarkable 61-0 slate since 2011, the thrice-to-beat Lady Falcons are gunning for their 14th crown overall since softball team since the sport was reinserted in the league's calendar of events in 1995, has more championships with 20.       

With reigning MVP Annalie Benjamen striking out 12 batters, Adamson dominated UP, 6-0, in last Tuesday's Finals opener.

Facing an enermous task of beating the Lady Falcons three straight times, the Lady Maroons will take things one inning at a time.

"We will bounce back, that's the plan," said UP coach Kiko Diaz.      

Aside from its impressive pitching from Benjamen, Adamson's hitting also clicked as Queenie Sabobo and Krina Paguican also delivered in Game 1.      

For the Lady Maroons to extend the season, pitcher Cochise Diolata needs to elevate her game to frustrate the Lady Falcons, along with their sluggers Isabelle Mendoza and Chantel Bongat.    

"Siyempre, championship na ito, ibang level na," said Santiago.