MANILA, Philippines–The Philippine males’s baseball workforce was eradicated from tremendous spherical rivalry after being dealt a 2-0 loss by host China on Monday within the Hangzhou Asian Games at Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Middle.
The Filipino batters couldn’t capitalize on a scoring state of affairs earlier than permitting China to provide a run every within the sixth and seventh innings that in the end led to a second straight defeat in Group A.
Japan’s 18-0 rout of Laos within the nightcap confirmed the Philippines’ relegation to the position spherical the place the fifth to eighth placers are going to be decided.
Each groups will face the underside two groups of Group B.
However earlier than that, the Philippines will face Laos on Tuesday to shut out group play.
An opportunity to take the lead got here within the high of the sixth when Lord Aragom de Vera hit a one-out single earlier than advancing to second when China pitcher Li Ningji was known as for a balk. De Vera later reached third on a sacrifice bunt by Erwin Bosito for the second out.
Jennald Pareja was issued a stroll to place runners on the corners, however Kyle Soberano flied out to proper area, leaving the Philippines empty handed.
China scored the primary run when Kou Yongkang hit a triple to heart off Philippines starter Romeo Jasmin, scoring Liang Pei, who earlier singled and reaching second on a sacrifice bunt, within the backside of the sixth.
The Chinese language doubled the lead the next inning after an error by Pareja at third scored Lu Yun.
Iggy Escano led off the eighth with a single, however the early quest of a Philippine rally shortly ended when Ferdinand Liguayan grounded to a double play.
China ultimately retired the ultimate 4 batters to seal the Philippines’ defeat.