Softball: Adamson demolishes La Salle in 5 innings

Posted at 02/05/2014 8:53 PM | Updated as of 02/05/2014 8:53 PM

MANILA – Adamson University ripped De La Salle University, 8-1, in five innings, a rout that propelled the Lady Falcons to the championship with a tremendous thrice-to-beat advantage in UAAP Season 76 softball on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The victory was the 12th straight this season—and 46th consecutive since 2010—for the Lady Falcons, who dealt their victims their 10th loss also in 12 matches.

In Wednesday’s other games, National University (NU) defeated University of the East (UE), 12-5, to finish second in the eliminations with a 9-3 card, while University of Santo Tomas (UST) wound up third following a 7-6 squeaker over University of the Philippines (UP). The loss was the seventh in 12 for UE and the ninth also in 12 for UP.

UST and UE will face each other in the first phase of the step-ladder semifinals at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The winner will then battle NU, which owns a twice-to-beat edge, in the second phase on Wednesday also at 9 a.m.