Newly-acquired Romeo Jasmin proved why he was a key addition for the
Batangas Bulls as they rallied past the upset-minded Dumaguete Uni-Bikers, 2-1,
at the resumption of Baseball Philippines Series 5 at the Rizal Memorial
Mariners), kept the Uni-Bikers hitless in the last five innings of the contest
while scoring the go-ahead run in the seventh on a gutsy steal from third base
that pushed the Bulls to their third win in as many games to grab sole
possession of first place.
Earlier, the two-time champion Cebu Dolphins pulled away with a six-run
seventh inning in cruising past the cellar-dwelling Forward Taguig Patriots,
massacre of Dumaguete last Sunday while the Patriots succumbed to their third
Adamson University, Jasmin also had two strikeouts and walked two batters since
replacing ace pitcher Vladimir Eguia at the start of the fifth inning.
pitch count rule. It helps solidify our rotation,” Batangas team manager
Randy Dizer said of Jasmin.
single to right field that delivered home second base runner Ericson Eguia with
two outs in the seventh frame.
stealing Natanauan at second base. This allowed Jasmin, who reached third on the
earlier hit, to score Batangas’ second run of the contest.
count limit as he hurled a no-relief effort, fanning four batters and gave up
seven hits in 99 pitches thrown as they remained winless with a record of 0-2.
Meanwhile, centerfielder Jonash Ponce had two RBIs (runs-batted-in),
including one in the seventh inning that propel the Dolphins to pull away.
Cebu starter Joseph Orillana, the Series 4 MVP, had four strikeouts in four
innings of work and kept the Taguig offense off as he allowed just one run and
three hits to earn the win.