UST snaps Adamson's historic softball run

By Dugout Philippines

MANILA--University of Santo Tomas pounced on Adamson University's poor hitting to end the defending five-time champion's historic 73-game winning run.

The Tigresses dealt the Lady Falcons their first loss in six years with a 6-2 victory on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 78 softball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

It was Adamson University's first defeat ever since Feb. 13, 2010 when it bowed also to UST, which went on to bag the championship.

The Tigresses were poised to win it via mercy rule as they led 6-0 midway in the fifth inning.

The Lady Falcons were able to stop the bleeding after Queeny Sabobo slammed her first homerun of the season to cut down the deficit at 1-6.

Adamson University scored another late run, but its efforts to extend the game and the winning run was futile as it ended the elims with a 11-1 card.

With the win which also forced a Final Four, UST tied idle National University in second place at 8-4.

The Tigresses and the Lady Bulldogs clash in a playoff for the remaining twice-to-beat slot on Saturday.

University of the Philippines bagged the last Final Four berth with an abbreviated 8-1 win over Ateneo.

The Lady Maroons ended up at 5-7 and will face the twice-to-beat Lady Falcons in a rematch of last year's Finals the semifinals next week.

University of the East doused De La Salle's hopes of making it to the semis via the backdoor with a 3-1 win.

The Lady Warriors and the Lady Archers ended up at 4-8, while the Lady Eagles finished last with a 2-10 slate.

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