The three teams that emerged victorious in the Abanse Negrense softball tournament finals in Brgy. Blumentritt, Murcia on November 26-27, were Education and Training Center School II (ETCS II), Negros Occidental High School (NOHS), and Talisay City in the Majors, Juniors, and Seniors divisions, respectively.
The young batters from ETCS II were hailed champions in the Majors category. The team received P7,500 in cash. Following ETCS II in the ranking was the Municipality of Murcia, first runner-up. They were awarded P5,000 in cash. E. Lopez Elementary School was named second runner-up. They received P3,500 in cash. All the winning teams also received medals and trophies.
In the Juniors category, the NOHS team nabbed the championship title, while Bacolod City National High School (BCNHS) and Brgy. E. Lopez National High School ranked first and second runner-ups, respectively. The winning teams in the Juniors category also received cash prizes, as well as medals and trophies.
In the Seniors category, the champion team was Talisay City, followed by Silay City, Murcia, and the NOHS teams as the first, second, and third runner-up winners, respectively.
Each winning team received medals, trophies, and cash prizes – P15,000 (champion), P10,000 (first runner-up), P7,000 (second runner-up), and P5,000 (third runner-up). And the consolation prizes were P3,000 each for Bacolod City, Bacolod City National High School, and La Carlota City.
Special recognitions were given to the Best Hitter, Best Slugger, Most Number of Homeruns, Most Number of Stolen Bases, Best Pitcher, and Most Valuable Player in each of the three categories. In the Seniors division, Jhaycel Roldan of NOHS was the Best Hitter, John Cordero of Talisay City was named the Best Slugger, Ken Ray Pabale of Silay City was awarded the Most Number of Homeruns, Raymer Cosas of Talisay received the Most Number of Stolen Bases, and Ken Ray Pabale of Silay City was named the Best Pitcher and the Most Valuable Player.
In the Juniors category, NOHS’ Dona Tan, BCNHS’ Khazea Valenzuela and Lyka Tanieza, and NOHS’ Rezlyn Joy Desabille were named as the Best Hitter, Best Slugger, Most Number of Homeruns, and Most Number of Stolen Bases, respectively. Arlene Angel Mahilum of NOHS was given the Best Pitcher and the Most Valuable Player recognitions.
For the Majors division, Angela Esperida (ETCS II), Audrey Coleen Matarong (ETCS II), Karen Benjamin (Murcia), and Kryzel Barlita (Murcia) were named the Best Hitter, Best Slugger, Most Number of Homeruns, and the Most Number of Stolen Bases, respectively. And the Best Pitcher and the Most Valuable Player were given to Erica Passion of ETCS II.
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Provincial Sports Office head Anthony Carlo Agustin, and Murcia Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas were all present at the awarding ceremony.*