Defending champion De La Salle University smashed National University in 19-6 abb for its fifth straight win in the UAAP Season 85 Baseball tournament on Wednesday, Mar. 29, at the UP Diliman Baseball Field.
The Green Batters now hold the lead with at 5-1 card with co-leader University of the Philippines still playing as of press time.
“Nasunod naman yung game plan na from the start ng game talaga, talagang start strong na, mainit na kaagad. Nasunod namna yung dapat na ganun ‘yung atake namin sa start ng game,” DLSU coach Joseph Orillana stated.
UAAP Season 79 Most Valuable Player Iggy Escano, made his bats do the work with a double and a homer scoring two runs-batted-in.
Meanwhile, the key to De La Salle’s victory was defense as pitchers Joshua Pineda, Pio Villamiel, Flores, and Renato Samuel Jr. worked together to limit NU to six runs in 10 hits.