The Philippine Star : 2019-10-14

SPORTS : 20 : 20

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SEAG UPDATE Sports THE PHILIPPINE STAR 20 NELSON T. BELTRAN ABAC S. CORDERO EDITOR: ASSISTANT EDITOR: MONDAY | OCTOBER 14, 2019 | sports@philstarme­dia.com Standings TNT KaTropa San Miguel Beer NLEX Meralco Columbian Dyip Magnolia Barangay Ginebra Phoenix Blackwater NorthPort Alaska Rain or Shine 6-0 4-1 4-1 3-2 3-2 3-2 2-2 2-4 1-3 1-4 1-5 1-5 The roster also includes 2019 UAAP Finals MVP third baseman and pitcher Kiko Gesmundo, 22, 2019 UAAP MVP rightfield­er Diego Lozano, 22, Adamson’s outfielder and pitcher Jerome Yenson, 23, La Salle’s first baseman Ignacio Luis Escano, 21, Ateneo-Thunderz shortstop Adrianne Ros Bernardo, 27, Adamson’s catcher Mark Steven Manaig, 20 and Ateneo-Thunderz pitcher Paolo Macasaet, 24. There are 11 pitchers in the cast – Gesmundo, Yenson, Macasaet, Robles, Jasmin, Ateneo-Tornado’s Miguel Salud, 25, Rizal Technologi­cal University-Air Force’s Ferdinand Liguayan, 26, La Salle’s Arvin Herrera, 22, NU-Katayama’s Junmar Diarao, 23, UST’s Ron de la Cruz, 21, NU-Air Force’s Clarence Caasalan, 24. “Training has been mainly at Rizal Memorial,” said Munoz. “There is no age limit in baseball at the SEA Games so it’s an open competitio­n. We’re going for the gold.” Loyzaga said the Taipei competitio­n is part of the national team’s preparatio­n for the SEA Games. Regarding baseball’s exclusion from the last three SEA Games, Loyzaga said it’s the host nation’s prerogativ­e. “The only reason which makes sense is the host countries will not make it to the medal podium,” he said. Munoz mentioned that since the host nation decides the sports, baseball was struck out by Myanmar in 2013, Singapore in 2015 and Malaysia in 2017. NOTES: PBA Commission­er Willie Marcial slapped Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga with a P20,000 fine for his hit on Phoenix Pulse’s Jason Perkins last Wednesday .... Third-running NLEX is reportedly switching imports in spite of a 4-1 record, tapping NBA veteran Manny Harris to replace Olu Ashaolu. The scores: Alaska 78 – House 22, Teng 18, Enciso 9, Manuel 9, Banchero 7, Ayaay 6, Tratter 5, Casio 2, Thoss 0, Galliguez 0. Rain or Shine 71 – Locke 25, Borboran 9, Daquioag 9, Nambatac 7, Ponferada 5, Rosales 5, Belga 5, Mocon 3, Torres 2, Onwubere 1, Exciminian­o 0, Alejandro 0, Norwood 0. Quartersco­res:18-11, 40-35, 62-52, 78-71 Second Game Ginebra 129 – Brownlee 28, Pringle 27, Tenorio 19, Aguilar 17, Chan 15, Dela Cruz 11, Slaughter 8, Mariano 4, Thompson 0. San Miguel 124 – Wells 52, Fajardo 16, Lassiter 16, Cabagnot 13, Ross 10, Pessumal 9, Santos 7, Standhardi­nger 2, Nabong 0. Quartersco­res: 35-32, 71-59, 96-85, 129-124 Like children, we can learn to rest in the love of God.