Two Lasallians Win PONY Baseball Asia Pacific Championship
La Salle Green Hills students Cecilio Angelo Tobillo (Gr. 7-C) and Jan Stephen Ventanilla (Gr. 9-H) joined fellow athletes from Marist School, Brent International School, Southridge, Dela Salle Santiago Zobel and other schools and communities in the country for the PONY Asia-Pacific tournament held in Miyazaki, Japan on July 1-5, 2019.
A total of 28 teams from Australia, New Zealand, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and other countries in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region participated in the tournament. The Philippine team’s combined skills, intellect and attitude was evident throughout the 5-day campaign which netted them wins against New Zealand (13 – 5), Indonesia (14 – 1) and Australia (13 – 3), eventually seizing the 2019 Pony League ASPAC Growing Up Category Bronco Division championship.
Overseeing the team’s performance in the Miyazaki tournament were coaches Jhoel Palanog and Jay Moral, ably assisted by Team Manager, Daniel Ventanilla.