After months of gruelling preparations, the RP Blu Boys begin their quest for World Cup glory as they tackle powerhouse Team USA on Nov. 26 at the Rosedale Park, Auckland, New Zealand.
The Philippine men’s national softball team, which qualified to the World Cup via a strong runner-up finish in the Asia Qualifiers, is bracketed in Group A with powerhouse teams such as Argentina, USA, Cuba, Czech Republic and host New Zealand.
“Our RP Blu Boys’ confidence is on a high. They have been doing well in practice and in tune-up games and we hope to translate those to good performances in the upcoming games. It will be a tall order but we’re gunning for a win or two against the very strong teams in our bracket”, said ASAPHIL president Jean Henri Lhuillier.”
“Our boys are ready. Preparations have went well and we are all eager to compete. We don’t want to make any promises except for giving our best every game, every inning and hopefully we can pull off some upsets,” said RP Blu Boys’ head coach, Jasper Cabrera.
The WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup is slated on November 26 to December 4 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Other participating countries comprising Bracket B are equally strong Teams, Japan, Canada, Venezuela, and Denmark.