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UE shocks Adamson in Summer Grand Slam softball tourney

ASAPHIL board member Ron Sangil; Executive Assistant to Mayor Marcelino Teodoro of Marikina City, Ponchie Santos; Marikina Sports Center Administrator Angelito Llabres, ASAPHIL president Jean Henri Lhuillier, secretary general and board member Denis Nuevo, and board member Jose Miguel Jimenez welcome the teams during the opening ceremony of the softball tournament.
By Ivan Saldajeno

MAKATI--UE pulled off an early stunner in the 12th Summer Grand Slam Softball Tournament at the Sto. Nino Ball Park in Marikina by subduing reigning UAAP champion Adamson, 9-8.

The Lady Warriors needed 10 innings before scoring the go-ahead run to upset the Lady Falcons in the women's open division battle of the tournament organized by ASAPHIL and sponsored by Cebuana Lhuillier.

Adamson, however, bounced back with a 5-2 victory over its alumni squad even as UE was sent back to earth through a 0-10 beating by the RP Youth Team.

On the other hand, P'Cali struggled in form in its first three assignments, bowing to La Salle, 0-2, Chikara-Brunei, 2-9, and Indonesia, 4-5.

In the women's club division, Rizal topped Sta. Maria, Bulacan, 10-7, and Makati, 5-0.

PUP then blasted Makati with a 6-1 rout, while San Miguel defeated Laguna, 3-1.

In the men's club division, Cabuyao hacked out blowout wins against San Ildefonso (17-2) and BSU, 7-0.

Best Binangonan scored a 9-2 victory over Alasba only to be bludgeoned by Marikina with a 21-0 crushing.

RTU fell prey to Quezon, 9-11, but bounced back with a 9-0 shutout against Orioles.

The other game had Ateneo Coaches defeating Manila, 10-0.

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