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VALIANT ATTEMPT: Singapore captain Ivan Ng (above) in action against the Philippines during their 2-5 loss yesterday. 

Singapore's quest to qualify for their first Men’s Softball World Championships -- the sport’s equivalent of the World Cup -- ended in agony yesterday.

They  came up short on the third day of the 14th Asian Men’s Championship Qualifier 2015 -- the continent’s qualification tournament for the World Championships --- as they lost both their games at the Kallang Softball Diamond.

Kicking off yesterday’s round against Japan, who had routed Indonesia 15-1 and the Philippines 15-0 on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, Singapore were brushed aside 0-9.

They then faced the Philippines in what was a battle for third place, which is the last qualifying berth for the World Championships.

But the Philippines ran out 5-2 winners.

The result meant that Singapore finished fourth out of six teams, with Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines taking up the first three spots, while bottom two Brunei and Pakistan made up the numbers.

Read the full report in our print edition on Dec 19.

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