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UAAP baseball, softball pushed back again

The UAAP announced on Wednesday schedule changes of games in the softball, baseball and volleyball competitions.

The opening games of the softball were moved to Wednesday, January 11 while baseball will start the next day on January 12 due to the unavailability of the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

Adamson, the tournament host of the softball and baseball competitions, learned from Philippine Sports Commission commissioner Chito Loyzaga that the completion of the skinning of the infield of the stadium will be finished on Sunday and will not be ready in time for the supposed opening of the tournaments this weekend.

Wednesday’s softball games will pit defending champion Adamson University against De La Salle at 9 a.m., University of the Philippines versus University of Santo Tomas at 11 a.m. and Ateneo against University of the East (UE) at 1 p.m. The juniors baseball match between Ateneo and La Salle-Zobel is also slated at 3 p.m.

In baseball, UST opens its defense of the crown against La Salle at 7:30 a.m. followed by the Adamson-Ateneo contest and the UP-National University tiff.

The men’s and women’s volleyball matches on Saturday, January 7 were also moved to Wednesday, January 11 to give way to the television coverage of the football benefit match between the Azkals Alyansa and CF Madrid.

The scheduled games are the men’s match-ups between Adamson and Ateneo at 9 a.m. and De La Salle against UP at 10:30 a.m. while the women’s games are FEU against NU at 2 p.m. and Adamson against Ateneo at 4 p.m.

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