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Philippine baseball lost one of its best young players as former UAAP Most Valuable Player Jerome Yenson died on Friday.

/ 25 September 2021

The news of his death was first broken out by the Adamson University Alumni Sports Executive Group on its Facebook post.

“Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the bereaved. We are sorry for your loss. Rest in Paradise MVP Jerome Yenson,” the post read.

Yenson was a member of the Adamson University baseball team, which broke an eight-year drought by defeating De La Salle University in 2018.

In the same year, he was named as the tournament’s Best Pitcher, Finals MVP, and was included in the All-UAAP team.

With his feat, he earned his ticket to the national team later in the year and was part of the Philippines’ victory in the East Asia Cup in Hong Kong.

The following year, former Adamson pitcher also donned the national team colors during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games that clinched the gold medal against Thailand.

Yenson’s cause of death was not revealed, however, reports suggest that it is not COVID-19 related.