The Malden High School’s baseball team has been successful over the years. The team progresses year by year hoping to get closer and closer to more success as the seasons go by.
In 2012, MHS’s baseball team had an uneasy season, but with the hard work accomplished throughout the season, the team had the opportunity of qualifying for states. Unfortunately, their loss against Westford Academy with a score of 4-2 led to a minor chance of making it to states. The season had been difficult but the team had hope for improvements next year.
In 2013, the team was extremely motivated for the season. They were ready for the new season to start kicking off. This particular year seemed as though teamwork was a huge deal. Of course, teamwork is what every sport needs in order to be successful, but this season was powered up with encouragement and motivation for every player on the team. Players from the Malden Catholic were also members of the baseball team at MHS. There were rough moments throughout the season but with that also came success. Two incredible and memorable wins were against Melrose with a score of 9-1 and against East Boston with a score of 12-3. The team successfully obtained a place in the State Tournament.
In 2014, the baseball team was standing at a record of 5-13. Unfortunately, the team fell short only needing three more wins to make it to the State Tournament. One of their best games was against Melrose High because even though MHS lost with a score of 7-0, the team was strong and determined. The team ended the season with the feeling of excitement knowing that although the season could’ve gone better, their effort was what mattered and winning the two last games of the season against Pope John and Somerville High School.
In 2015, the team had a difficult season. It took a couple loses to get to their first win of the season against East Boston. Starting off with a score of 0-4, which was two of MHS’s five wins last season. Hitting two balls out of the park, knocking in three runs and throwing six strikeouts lead to their first win of the season. MHS won their second game against O’Bryant with a final score of 6-3. Their game against Somerville started off with 0-1 and came out with their third win of the season with a score of 10-2.
Last year, 2016, was a bit rough. The team began the new season with high hopes of winning, if not all the games then most of them. However, no matter the outcome, the team stayed together and held strong. The boys were able to make positive improvements from the previous season, as they ended the season with two more wins. They won against Newton South, O’Bryant, Somerville, Haverhill, East Boston twice and against Medford, with that one being their most exhilarating win with a score of 9-1. Unfortunately, the team did not advance into the tournament but are continuing with their efforts and working to make comebacks for the next season.
With the start of a new season, the baseball team is working hard for another successful season!