MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo de Manila University extended the UAAP Season 81 baseball finals to a deciding Game 3 after a 7-3 triumph over De La Salle University on Tuesday afternoon at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Field.
Gino Tantuico belted out a two-run homer at the bottom of the seventh inning to secure the win for the Blue Eagles.
Javi Macasaet delivered four hits while pitcher Miggy Angeles, in a sensational no-relief job, struck out two batters to help the Blue Eagles tie their best-of-three duel to one game apiece.
Game 3 is set on Friday noon at the same Malate venue.
Following up his grandslam homer in last Friday's series-opening 7-9 loss, Tantuico's homerun gave Ateneo the needed cushion at 7-2 in the bottom seventh.
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