Boys Baseball: Bittersweet Success

To end of the month of April the Malden High School baseball team played back to back games. On Apr. 29 the boys played Somerville High School, which is only their second Greater Boston League game of the season so far, both teams standing in at 0-1 in their league. Sophomore Matt Geer took the mound with junior Liam Elliot behind the plate, winning his second game and the team’s third game. MHS won 10-2, making them now 1-1 in the GBL.

The next day on Apr. 30 the team traveled to Triton to face off for the second time this season. After losing to Triton the first time just 2-0, they seemed to have redeemed themselves when leading 2-0 but as the game unraveled MHS ended up losing 6-2. Bringing their season record to this point, 3-6 needing seven more wins to qualify for the state tournament.

MHS faced off against GBL rival Everett on Tue. May 5 that was a heated battle to the finish in which Everett came out victorious. The Crimson Tide had started off scoring one run in the bottom of the first. Taming the Golden Tornadoes up until the top of the sixth inning in which freshman Jared Martino knocked in the tying run. However, in the bottom of the sixth an Everett player hit an inside the park home run giving them the lead and the win a half inning later.  

On Thur. May 7, MHS played against Lynn Classical which was one of their hardest games they have played so far. Their starting pitcher was junior Ronnie Luke who went four rough innings due to the lack of plays being made in the field, MHS lost 19-2. However Luke helped himself out on offense knocking in one of their two runs that game and Martino knocked in the other.  

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