matters. But experience also makes a difference.
Bacolod Central Little
League, represented by players Education Training and Center School and Domingo
Lacson National High School, has three World Series appearances to its name.
And what it lacks in size against a taller Guam squad, it will make up for experience
when the best-of-three series for the Asia-Pacific Junior League Softball crown
starts today at the Rosario Sports Complex in Pasig.
clash is set at 8 a.m. with Analie Benjamin, who has played in the World Series
the past three years, expected to start as pitcher against a team the Bacoleņas
easily drubbed two years ago in Manila.
"I think they have gotten stronger
because their players are bigger," ETCS-DLNHS coach Lagrimas Ciokon told the DAILY
STAR in a telephone interview.
Ciokon said the players are ready and have
prepared hard for the As-Pac, the tournament that serves as the qualifier for
the 2007 Junior League World Series in Kirkland, Washington.
of two Philippine teams also seeking World Series berths in the tournament have
been encouraging as well.
Laguna blanked Guam, 10-0, in the Senior League
tournament, while International Little League of Manila prevailed over another
Guam team, 13-3 in the Big League series. "The team is very motivated," Ciokon
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