UAAP baseball: UP foils UST in final inning


Posted at Jan 23 2014 07:19 PM | Updated as of Jan 24 2014 03:19 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- The University of the Philippines (UP) poured it all in the final inning to frustrate the University of Santo Tomas (UST), 14-13, in the UAAP men’s baseball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Stadium

Jose Miguel San Juan scattered four RBIs for the Fighting Maroons in the contest that was a restart of their first-round encounter last January 5, which had to be called off due to darkness with UP ahead, 7-5, after six innings.

The Tigers gradually built a 13-9 cushion at the top of the ninth inning. But the Fighting Maroons refused to wilt and exploded with five runs to nail their second victory in five games.

Gerald Sagarang and Jose Miguel San Juan starred in UP’s final-inning rally with RBI singles that sent the Tigers reeling to their fourth loss in five matches, the same record as National University (NU).

Meanwhile, Adamson University coasted past the NU Bulldogs, 4-2.