MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo Blue Batters are going for the clincher in the UAAP Season 76 baseball tournament against archrivals De La Salle Tuesday at the Rizal Memorial Diamond.
Ateneo, the defending champion, is targeting a sweep of the best-of-three Finals in Game Two, which starts at noon.
The second-seeded Blue Eagles defeated the Green Archers in a classic 10-inning showdown in Game 1, 10-8, last Friday.
The squeaker was made by possible by Leandro Banzon and Adriane Ros Bernardo, and compounded by six unforced errors by De La Salle.
Meanwhile, the Adamson University Lady Falcons will start its quest for a fourth consecutive crown – and an amazing 47-game winning streak – when they take on the National University Lady Bulldogs in the softball finals.
The Lady Falcons swept the 12-game eliminations and hold a thrice-to-beat advantage over the Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady Bulldogs advanced to the finals after beating the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses, 8-5, in the second phase of the step-ladder playoffs.
The Ana Santiago-coached Lady Falcons are eyeing their 13th overall title. They won the crowd from Seasons 60 to 63 and again from Seasons 66 to 69.