By Marisse Gabrielle Panaligan

The University of the Philippines bowed out of the Philippine Sports Commission Chairman’s Baseball Classic after losing to De La Salle University, 5-4, Friday at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

Earlier, UP escaped the gritty Philippine Air Force with an 8-7 edge in the extra inning to keep their campaign alive, after forcing the veterans to a 7-7 deadlock in nine innings last Dec. 7.

But the Archers cut their celebration short, handing the Maroons their second loss in the double elimination format tournament. UP bagged three wins before getting knocked out in the fifth round.

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