Panabo batters banked on their experience to beat UM and bring home the crown.
Eddie Manigosa’s pitching prowess was again unstoppable and the young squad failed to find a solution to it.
“It was actually a good experience for our young players to get a taste of defeat in the hands of an experienced team,” said UM sports director Joaquin Sarabia.
Digos City bested the Matina Boys, 4-3 to place third in the tournament organized as part of the 71st Araw ng Dabaw Sports Festival.
In chess, promising woodpushers Jerwell Andoy and Rowelyn Joy Acedo captured the Mayor Rodrigo Duterte – 71st Araw ng Dabaw Youth Chess Festival juniors and kiddies titles, respectively, Sunday, at the Gaisano South (GS) Citimall here.
Andoy registered 6.5 points in the seven-round Swiss System format juniors’ event to clinch the title.
He pocketed a cash prize of P1, 200 from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) which sponsored the event as well as taekwondo, dancesport, swimming and arnis.
UM bet Adrian Dimakiling came in second beating Joe Art Capatan who placed third via a tie break. They both scored 6 points.
On the other hand, Acedo tallied 4.5 points in the kiddies' event along with James Apas but prevailed in the tie break to win the title and P700 cash.
Alfred Zamora clinched the third place plum.
Chess was one of the 17 events tapped for the Araw ng Dabaw’s sports spectacle. (Rico Biliran/MindaNews)