The Philippine national women’s baseball team needs to go back to physical training soon, now that the coming Women’s Baseball World Cup is set to commence this March.
A meeting today, Monday will confirm if the 2020 World Baseball Softball Confederation Women’s Baseball World Cup that was originally set for November last year will go on after it was rescheduled for March 1 to in Tijuana, Mexico.
Loyzaga said he is now coordinating with the Philippine Sports Commission if the national squad will be allowed to join physical practices that have been scheduled for three sports disciplines this month at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna.
“Should the tournament push through, maybe we could just join the bubble. We don’t need a field. We just need the team to practice together,” said Loyzaga.
Back in late, 2019, The Philippine women clouters beat China, 11-1, in five innings to claim an historic bronze medal in the 2019 Baseball Federation of Asia Women’s Cup held at the Panda Stadium in Guangdong, China.
This earned the Philippines a seat to the 2020 Women’s Baseball World Cup following wins over China, Korea and Hong Kong.
And this is a tournament the national women’s squad has entered before.
The schedule was eventually scrapped because of restrictions imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Eventual champion Japan, second-place Chinese-Taipei and China also earned a spot to the world finals.
Among those who are expected to train again are shortstop Esmeralda Tayag, second baseman Lealy Guevarra, first baseman Charlotte Sales, center fielder Mery Ann Ramos, designated hitter Sheirylou Valenzuela and left fielder Jennifer Dayto Singh.