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Adamson's softball streak now at 70 with shutout of UP

By Dugout Philippines

MANILA--Titleholder Adamson University crushed University of the Philippines, 7-0, in six innings to stretch its remarkable winning run to 70 games on Monday in the UAAP softball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

The Lady Falcons again drew big games from reigning MVP Queenie Sababo, Annalie Benjamen and Lorna Adorable to stay unbeaten in eight starts this season, four wins away from clinching another outright championship berth.

"70 na pala!'" said Adamson University coach Ana Santiago. "Bonus na itong winning streak. Yung ultimate goal pa rin namin is to win the championship."

The winning run which started by the Lady Falcons five years ago is the current longest in any sport.

Ateneo, meanwhile, ended a long 23-game losing skid, beating University of the East, 3-0, while University of Santo Tomas turned back National University, 7-0, in five innings to boost its semifinals bid.

Ateneo, La Salle near baseball finals

In baseball on Sunday, defending champion Ateneo bested UST, 6-3, while De La Salle routed UP, 14-5, to move within the win of advancing in the Finals.

Adamson gave NU a huge blow on its championship aspirations with a 7-6 triumph.

The Blue Eagles and the Green Batters now have identical 5-5 records, while the Bulldogs dropped to 3-3.

Ateneo and La Salle will face off in the best-of-three Finals for the third straight season, if the Eagles beat NU on Thursday.

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