Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Asia Cup (DAY 1) – 24th May, 2023 – Wednesday

Pictures by Krittayad Janasawad

Team Philippines put themselves in a comfortable zone after chalking two consecutive wins today, when they downed Singapore15-7  in their afternoon match in the inaugural Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Asia Cup at the Siam Polo Club ground in Pattaya, Thailand 

Chinese Taipei team

Philippines who earlier in the morning had defeated China narrowly in comeback style 7-6, are unbeaten after two matches in the five nation competition.

The top three teams qualify for the inaugural Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball World Cup in Mexico.

Philippines play Chinese Taipei in tough encounter tomorrow afternoon in their third game of the tournament.

Team Philippines

 Chinese Taipei had defeated Singapore 12-5 in the morning in their only game of the day.

China on the other hand,  recovered from their morning narrow defeat to Philippines, with a clear 10-4 win over hosts Thailand in their afternoon match.

Singapore and Philippines team
Thailand’s Wannaporn Nutsawast attempts to put a Chinese player out

 After a cautious first inning start by both China and Singapore, the former stepped on the pedal to take a 5 runs lead in the second inning and stretched their lead to seven in the third inning.

Singapore made a determined effort to get back in the game and  reduced the deficit with two runs in each of the next two innings for 4-7 at the end of fifth inning.

Together we stand tall….Philippines battle cry

China having learnt from their bitter lesson of going down to Philippines in the final inning when they led 6-4, only to see them edged 7-6, went to extend their lead to 10 runs with 3 more runs in the final seventh inning and shut out Singapore in the bottom seventh inning.

Thailand’s battle cry before the match against China

China play Singapore tomorrow before the deciding match for a berth in the final against arch rivals Chinese Taipei on Friday.

Singapore team psyching themselves up before their match against Philippines.

Singapore on the other hand, having suffered two loses, could at best play for a third placing finish but they will have to contend with hosts Thailand who have only played one match and lost to China.

Singapore puts Philippines Juklius Cecar Visaya out

Besides, Singapore’s match against  China will be a do-or-die mission because a loss will certainly rule them out of a third placing battle.

Thailand and China team pose before their match


China 6  Philippines 7

Singapore 5 Chinese Taipei 12

Thailand 4 China 10

Philippines 15 Singapore 7


DAY 2 (Thursday) fixtures


Chinese Taipei v Thailand (9.00am)

China v Singapore11.00am)

Philippines v Chinese Taipei (1.30pm)

(All Thai time)