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Blu Girls pull off upset of Canada

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Blu Girls pulled off another upset abroad as they stunned powerhouse Canada, 6-2, in front of the latter's home crowd to open its campaign in the Canada Cup International Softball Championship.

This comes after the Blu Girls shocked world No. 4 Australia in the World Cup of Softball XII last week.

The Blu Girls beat Canada, 6-2. Handout photo
The Cebuana Lhuillier-backed Filipinas, ranked 17th in the world, downed world No. 3 Canada in Pool B of the 15-team championship round robin competition in Softball City, Surrey, Canada.

Playing in front of their foes' home crowd, the Blu Girls built a commanding 4-2 lead in the third inning courtesy of Garie Blando's 2 RBIs, while Francesca Altomonte also homered in the second to drive in two runs.

"I'm so elated with this win by our Blu Girls over powerhouse Canada. I'm eagerly anticipating their upcoming games as they battle other top teams in the world," said Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines president Jean Henri Lhuillier.

The Philippine national softball team has now tallied four straight wins coming from a stint in the World Cup of Softball XII in Oklahoma, USA.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/13/17/blu-girls-pull-off-upset-of-canada

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