SEA Games: Singapore clinch historic men’s softball gold, Philippines claim baseball, women’s softball titles

SEA Games: Singapore clinch historic men’s softball gold, Philippines claim baseball, women’s softball titles
08/12/2019
Singapore beat the Philippines in the men’s softball final and earned the first-ever softball gold medal for the country.

The 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games baseball and softball competitions came to an end on Sunday at The Villages, Clark, Pampanga, Philippines, with the gold-medal games of the three competitions. The host nation clinched the gold medal in baseball and women’s softball, while Singapore stunned the Philippines to clinch the gold in men’s softball.

The Philippines scored at least one run in the first seven innings of the final baseball game to defeat Thailand, 15-2, and clinch the title. The host team ended their gold medal campaign undefeated, with five wins. In the bronze medal game, Indonesia topped Singapore, 10-4, and completed the podium.

The Philippines also clinched the gold in women’s softball. The hosts beat Indonesia, 8-0, and completed the sweep of the tournament. In the second inning, the Philippines scored all eight runs on seven hits to secure the win. It’s the Philippines’ 10th consecutive SEA Games gold medal. Malaysia claimed the bronze in the event.

In the men’s softball final, Singaporean pitcher Aloysius Ong threw a gem, allowing only 1 hit with 6 strikeouts to lead his team to the first-ever softball gold medal. Singapore defeated the Philippines for the second consecutive time in the playoffs, this time by a score of 6-1, and climbed to the top of the podium. Indonesia won the bronze medal.

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