December 5, 2023

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Ganduyan Bucks, a baseball team from Sagada bagged the second spot in the junior category baseball tournament during the 2020 Pacific Super Game held at The Village Clark Sports Complex in Pampanga on Jan. 2 to 5.
The tournament was spearheaded by the Philippine-Korean Baseball Association and was participated by teams from the Philippines, Taiwan, and South Korea.
During his courtesy call to the Office of the Governor, Ganduyan Bucks coach Allen S. Angway said the team is composed of athletes from the Banga-an National High School, Bomabanga NHS, and Balugan NHS.
The Bucks won four out of five games and defeated Taipei TYSA Athletic Baseball Team. The Global Vision Christian Schools GVC of Korea was the tournament’s champion.
“Though we were not able to take home the first prize, our athletes are still satisfied to have competed against other elite baseball teams. Our youngsters have good baseball drill and we are thankful to the organizers for supporting the sport in the Philippines,” Angway said.
He also thanked the provincial government, the local government of Sagada, and the people who supported the team which enabled them to participate in the recently concluded tournament.
Gov. Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. commended the Bucks and urged them to display the same energy and passion in their future games.
He assured that the provincial government is always willing to help local athletes and further urged local sports enthusiasts to support them.
Lacwasan said the athletes, coaches, and trainers will receive cash prizes from the provincial government.
Under Provincial Ordinance 351, athletes who garner silver medal in any international sponsored competition for team event will receive P4,000 each while the coaches and the trainers will receive P5,000 to be divided equally. – Erwin S. Batnag