The Philippine Blu Girls set out for the Asian Softball Championship slated Nov. 28-Dec. 4 in Taiwan, brimming with confidence following a pair of solid outings in the World Cup of Softball XII and the Canada Cup International Softball Championship.
“We have beaten Asia’s No. 3 Chinese Taipei in the recent World Cup so I’m confident we could finish in the top three in Taiwan,” said Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL) president Jean Henri Lhuillier. “The girls are training hard for this and I’ve always believed that we have what it takes to excel globally in softball.”
The long-time sports patron added that the Asian tilt will help gauge the team’s readiness to qualify in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The Blu Girls made quite an impression in the World Cup and Canada Cup by upsetting world No. 3 Canada twice in front of the home crowd. They also stunned world No. 4 Australia and toppled ninth-ranked Chinese-Taipei then defeated No. 10 Mexico twice.