Bacolod City Strikes a World Series Win

Liezel Porras
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August 31, 2022
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The Bacolod City Little League team entered the semifinals and finished 4th place during the 2022 Little League Softball World Series in Greenville, North Carolina.

Beyond Victory is Sportsmanship, “Girls with Game”

Beyond the win, the Bacolod City Little League team won the 2022 Girls with Game Team Sportsmanship Award for  their teamwork, interactive relations, and conduct, among others. This award is given to those who show what it means to be “Girls with Game” both on and off the field. This award was created to honor teams and inspire girls of future generations to pursue their passion for the game. Ashlea Nash, Little League Director of Softball Development, had some very kind words to say about the team: 

“Since the moment they arrived, the players of Negro Occidental Little League have shown the excitement and sportmanship that makes the Little League World Series experience so meaningful and have proven what it means to be Girls with Game.” 

The two participating teams of Negros Occidental are in the Seniors and Majors Division.

Softball: A Look Into the History

American troops introduced softball to the Philippines, and it was first called "indoor baseball." At that time, it was a female-only game. Later, it was brought to local public schools to replace basketball as a game for girls.

Growing Popularity  

Though softball is not a mainstream sport in the Philippines—at least not as popular as basketball or volleyball—it has significantly increased its popularity in recent years. Children who excel in it even have more options to further their studies, develop their teamwork skills, and most importantly, have fun.

National Games

Palarong Pambansa, which translates to “National Games,” is the biggest sporting event in the Philippines. It’s an annual multi-sporting event involving student-athletes from 17 regions of the country. 

Some athletes who have participated in the Palarong Pambansa have also gone on to represent the country while playing abroad. It’s not surprising to see players of the highest caliber represent the Philippines in international championships, given the intense level of competition in Palaro.  Our Bacolod City Little League team is without a doubt filled with top-notch players.

Bio

Liezel is a Xilium writer. She has a degree in literature and has spent years mentoring foreign students with their English communication skills in a remote work setting. Her academic involvement includes the development and revision of instructional materials and content. Her distance learning career honed her skills in communication, management, research, and technology.