- The Philippine Blu Boys seek to make an impact when they compete in the 2023 Men’s Softball Asia Cup in Kochi, Japan starting Sunday, June 25.
The Philippine Blu Boys seek to make an impact when they compete in the 2023 Men’s Softball Asia Cup in Kochi, Japan starting Sunday, June 25.
Six countries are battling for the top honors in the tournament composed of host Japan, Philippines, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL) President Jean Henri Lhuillier is excited and confident that the team will do well in the three-day event.
“They have trained well for this moment and we have nothing but all-out support for the squad,” Lhuillier said.
The team is composed of John Israel Antonio, Jerome Bacarisas, Leo Barredo, Denmark Bathan, Melvin De Castro, Lyonas De Leon, Juliuz Dela Cruz, Mark Janzen Gaspi, Francis Generoso, John Norwen Lucas, Efril Ian Mercado, Micheal Pagkaliwagan, Reagan Parco, Gerone Riparir, Justine John Rosales, and Kenneth Torres.
Three teams under ASAPHIL are also set to compete in three world championships this year: the WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup; the WBSC Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball World Cup and the WBSC World Cup Under Girls-15 Women’s Softball.