by Kattryn Erryc Sayo
The CIT softball men team battled against the lineup of Sarmiento Campus for the championship title at the Marcelo H. del Pilar Sports Complex yesterday. The CIT Stingers easily slaughtered Sarmiento Stars’ chance of bringing home the cup as the team dominated the game with the score of 14-1.
Having claimed lopsided victories with other BulSU colleges and campuses, CIT softball and baseball coach Charlie Cano believes that the softball men’s team has not yet encountered its most powerful opponent.
“Actually sa general evaluation ko, kung talagang totohanan ang sasabihin, wala. Any team, kayang i-beat. Kaya lang, syempre, hindi pa rin kami nagpapakasigurado. Ang medyo mabigat na kalaban namin dito is ‘yong COPERS, and then ‘yong Sarmiento Campus. Kaya lang sa nakita naming laro ng Sarmiento Campus kahapon, with the score of 14-1, masyadong malayo ang pagitan ng score at ng players,” said Cano.
Cano also shared the guarantee he felt that his softball team will win the title even before the final game started.
“Hindi naman sa kompyansa ako, pero nakita ko na sa kasi ‘yong klase ng laro ng kalaban. At saka mga manlalaro na ang nagdidikta ng laro. Hindi lang naman puro palakihan at palakasan ang softball eh, ginagamit din ang utak,” added Cano.
The Stingers’ softball and baseball coach also said that his team’s force increased when athletes from COPERS transferred to CIT. Cano disclosed that was one of the reasons why COPERS’ softball and baseball teams’ force somehow declined.
“’Yong tatlong trainee ng COPERS ay nakuha ko, nag-transfer sila sa CIT. ‘Yong lakas dati ng COPERS, nailipat ngayon sa CIT,” Cano uttered.
Owning the title this year is the 5th straight triumph of the CIT Stingers softball men, dating back from its very first trophy in 2008.