AMATEUR Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL) president Jean Henri Lhuillier commended the phenomenal performance of the men’s national softball team—called the Blu Boys—in the recent 11th Men’s Softball Asia Cup in Japan.
“I would like to congratulate the whole Blu Boys team for their exemplary performance in the Asia Cup and we are very proud of them,” said Lhuillier, also president of Cebuana Lhuillier. “We know that they have given their best in all of the matches.”
“Thanks to them, we were able to showcase what Filipino softball players can do and that we can go head-to-head with other international players,” he added.
The Blu Boys secured a World Cup seat after placing second in the Asia Cup. They lost in the gold medal play to Japan, 2-9.
“We are looking forward to the World Cup journey of our softball team in Auckland in November,” Lhuillier said. “We will surely continue our support to the team to make sure they are once again well prepared for the tournament.”
Auklanw will host the World Baseball Softball Confederation Men’s Softball World Cup will be from November 26 to December 4.