Published on April 20th, 2018 | by George Aladin0
EAST ASIA CUP 41-Man Training pool is announced! Check out the Green Batters who are included.
The Philippine Amateur Baseball Association (PABA) announced the training pool for the upcoming 13th BFA East Asia Cup. The competition will start this coming June 23 in Hong Kong.
Representing De La Salle University’s Green Batters are Season 78 Co-Finals MVPs Boo Barandiaran and Diego Lozano as well as Iggy Escano, Paolo Salud and Regular Season MVP Kiko Gesmundo. Joining them in the list are Adamson’s Jerome Yenson, UAAP Season 80 Finals MVP, Erwin Bosito, Bryan Castillo, Steven Manaig, and Kyle Villafana.
NU Bulldogs Clarence Caasalan, Junmar Diarao, Alfredo de Guzman III, and Lesmar Ventura are also part of the pool along with UP’s dynamic duo of Kenneth Marinas and Mark Tuballas. Also making the lists are pitcher Marquis Alindogan, Dino Altomonte, Radito Banzon, Javi Macasaet, Paulo Macasaet, and Marco Mallari of the Ateneo Blue Eagles. UST Golden Sox’s Jackson Acuna, Alwen Calbang, Ron Dela Cruz, and Max Mercado.
The pool boasts some young talents as well with UAAP Season 79 Rookie of the Year Geoff Magsadia, Xavier Macrohon of Western Mindanao State University, International School’s Harper Sy and Kieshi Okamoto included in the pool.
The team is mixed with veterans like Aids Bernardo, Vladimir Eguia, Jarus Inobio, Romeo Jasmin Carlos Munoz, Alfredo Olivares, Joennard Pareja, Justin Zialcita, Jonash Ponce, and Jon-jon Robles.
Training starts on Saturday, April 28, 2018.