Filipina batters in World Cup
MANILA, Philippines — With the pandemic still far from over, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) yesterday announced that the ninth Women’s Baseball World Cup will be held in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 12-21 with the Philippines joining Japan and Chinese-Taipei as the Asian representatives in the 12-team competition.
Philippine Amateur Baseball Association (PABA) president Chito Loyzaga said if travel conditions allow, the national team will participate in its first-ever World Cup. He named PABA secretary-general Pepe Muñoz, PABA vice president Boy Tingzon and American coach Bill Picketts as the men in charge of getting ready for the tournament.
“The plan is to fly the women’s team to Los Angeles for a two-week training before going to Tijuana,” said Loyzaga. “We’ll have a better idea and understanding of the details of participation in the coming weeks.” Muñoz said WBSC sent PABA the notice of the World Cup yesterday. “We need to start preparing soon,” said Muñoz. “We’ll have to coordinate with PSC on the availability of Rizal Memorial for practice and study travel restrictions.” There is also the need to secure IATF clearance to resume practice.