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Seventh inning blast lifts Blu Girls over Chinese Taipei

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The RP Blu Girls pulled away right in the final inning to beat Chinese Taipei, 11-7, in their Canada Cup International Softball Championship showdown in Surrey, Canada on Thursday (Philippine Time).

Kaitlyn Suitos, Gabrielle Maurice, Kailee Cuico, and Garie Blando each scored a run in the payoff period for the Filipinas to break out of a 7-all deadlock against the Taiwanese softbelles.

This was the Blu Girls' first win against Chinese Taipei since 2007.

“The Blu Girls are on a roll, proving one winning game after another that the Philippines can truly excel in softball. Our victory over powerhouse teams Canada, Australia, Chinese Taipei and Mexico show how our national team has greatly improved,” said ASAPHIL president Jean Henri Lhuillier.

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