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PH opens U15 Women’s Softball World Cup bid vs Czechia

Members of the Philippine team vow to give it their best when they compete in the Under-15 Women's Softball World Cup 2023 slated from October 21 to 29 in Tokyo, Japan.

The Cebuana Lhuillier-backed national team will jumpstart its campaign on opening day against Czechia at the Komazawa Olympic Park Sports Complex Baseball Stadium.

“Team Philippines is ready to take on the world at the U15 Women's World Cup. Their dedication and hard work are remarkable and I am confident they will make our nation proud,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, president of the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (Asaphil).

The Philippine under-15 women’s softball team and the coaching staff CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Philippine Team recently placed third at the U15 Women's Softball Asia Cup, defeating opponents such as India, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong while only bowing to powerhouse teams Japan and Chinese Taipei.

The country's under-15 team is composed of Erica Arnaiz, Xyesha Margaret Atchioco, Leian Baylen, Grazie Bayot, Cristine Angel Calaguas, Jax Katiana Efrain Fontillas, Ericka Mae Gonzales, Tifnanie Jane Lorenzo, Zarene Mapa, Pilar Isabel Oblea, Sheena Joy Panteria, Ana Marie Piza, France Gene Ragas, Francine Jane Ragas, Daphne Maxinne Ramos, and Jannel Santos.

The head coach is Nina Serafico and the pitching coach is Rizza Bernardino. They are assisted by Maricel Cabalda and Annalyn Ebreo.

The Philippine delegation is headed by Francis Carlos Diaz, team manager Michelle Ann Oblea, and assistant team manager Giovanni Mapa.

For this world-class softball event, the country's flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, has joined as one of team's valued sponsors.

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