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Wonder Kids: Blu Girls Win Silver at Asian Women's Softball Championship

The Blu Girls qualify for a slot in the 2018 Asian Games and the World Championships-bringing them closer to 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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The Philippine Blu Girls earned a silver medal in the 2017 Asian Women’s Softball Championship in Taichung, Taiwan.

The Blu Girls lost to powerhouse Japan, 7-0, but the second-place finish capped an impressive showing by the team in the competition.

With the second-place finish, the Philippines also qualified for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia and the 2018 World Championship in Chiba, Japan.

WE MADE IT! Qualified for both the 2018 Asian Games and the 2018 World Championships! One step closer to #Tokyo2020 #RPBluGirls

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The Philippine squad went 4-1 win-loss in Group A, finishing second behind unbeaten Japan (5-0).

In the page system playoffs, the Philippines lost to Chinese Taipei, 7-3, in the first match, but bounced back to beat Hong Kong, 17-0.

The Blu Girls beat China, 4-3, before reaching the finals by avenging their early loss to Chinese Taipei, 5-3.

This story originally appeared on Spin.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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