Vincent Kierk Tugnao

Philippine-bannered Bago City reigned supreme in the 2023 Junior League Softball World Series after a blowout 3-0 win over Milford, Connecticut on Sunday morning (PhST) in Washington, USA.

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The win snapped the 20-year dry spell of any Philippine team in the JLS WS, finally reclaiming the title for the first time since 2003.

Ana Dyana Buenafe lifted the Philippine squad by clinching a winning three-run cushion through her single RBI in sixth inning.

Aside from Buenafe, Pinay pitcher Erica Arnaiz also ruled the field with her defensive masterclass by denying 15 Milford sluggers on transit to the championship.

Before snagging a finals seat, the young Filipina softbelles also scooped out an identical 4-0 clean sweep over Marana, Arizona and Sealy, Texas during knockout stages.

This is the fourth Little League Softball circuit title for the Philippines, following previous victories in 2003 Junior League, 2012 Big League, and 2018 Senior League.

Edited by Jostle Doen Pilayre