Negros Occidental province hosted the Under-18 Softball Tournament with the Department of Education and Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL) at the Bacolod City National High School grounds.
Four teams vied for the crown – Bacolod City National High School, Ramon Torres National High School, Domingo Lacson National High School and Brgy.E. Lopez National High School (Silay).
Governor Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson welcomed the officials of the Department of Education and the ASAPHIL and thanked them for selecting the province to host the sports event.
Provincial Executive Assistant and Provincial Sports Office head Anthony Carlo Agustin said the champion team will bring home P15,000 cash while the other three teams will win P10,000, P7,000 and P5,000 respectively.
Individual prizes of P1,000 each will be given to the Best Hitter, Best Slugger, Most RBI, Most Number of Home Runs and Stolen Bases, Best Pitcher and the Most Valuable Player.
The tournament is in preparation for the Palarong Pambansa 2023 and to discover, hone and develop future champions who will represent the province in national and international competitions.
Lacson stressed utmost appreciation to the DepEd and the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines for putting the province in the sports map of the country as it moves to greater heights during the pandemic climate. (Provincial Sports Office)